Carrie's still life drawing in chalk on painted paper
Recently, we went over to our neighbors, the Bay Area Video Coalition
(BAVC) and worked with a group that was very ready to experience
drawing. This was a new offering, a new way to spend a lunch hour in a
creative zone. No one had ever delivered an art an art class to BAVC
before so it was a kind of trial to gauge reception. There was great
curiousity among a group of staff as to how this would feel and fit into
their very busy schedules. But with a vision that a drawing has many
benefits for this organization, we went in with a lot of confidence.
Bringing along chalk, charcoal, paper blenders, and paper I had toned
with latex paint, we set up a still life as the subject. We introduced
what we wanted them to look for in our one hour session, gave a few
sketching tips, and set out of the internal journey that one takes when
diving into the act of seeing more and describing what is seen.