‘Tracing Memory’ is a process art workshop. Art derives meaning from process (aka how it’s made) not only how it appears in the end. This means that the making is what matters here, not the end product; there is no pressure to produce a Picasso and no previous art knowledge or skills required!
What you’ll need to participate:
- 10 pieces of paper (any size you’re comfortable with, I’d recommend cutting some 8.5”x11” sheets in half, but it’s totally up to you!)
- something to draw with (pencils, pens, markers, crayons… anything that will stay where you put it on the paper and won’t create too much mess, but whatever you like to use will work just fine!)
- a creative spirit
- stories to share!
We will be learning and practicing a meditative drawing technique which we will use to trace through the details of special memories and moments from our lives. We will begin with a few warm-up exercises before we begin. The main event will involve several rounds of drawing with breaks to share our work and stories with each other periodically as we go. ‘Tracing Memory’ will encourage moments of personal reflection and contemplation and will also provide an opportunity for meaningful connection with the other participants.