This forum invites all people to connect with nature, using drawing to kinetically engage with our surroundings, fostering meditation and creativity in surprising ways. No prior art experience is necessary. We will be guided through an interactive experience to engage with natural forms outdoors, weather permitting, through sampling of flowers and plants, utilizing specific drawing prompts. Multi-sensory methods of mark-making will provide a vehicle for experiencing nature in new ways, deepening our awareness of our surroundings while using all of the senses. We will come back together to reflect on what we have discovered,in the hybrid in-person and Zoom setting. If joining by Zoom, use the main link on the home webpage.
Materials will be provided. Zoom users will be prompted in advance with a list of simple materials easily found at home.
Pamela Lawton is a member of Radnor Meeting. She received a US Fulbright Scholar grant in Italy in 2019-2020 for developing tactile strategies in her own artmaking and in her teaching, working both with people with low and no vision and fully-sighted people in museums in Italy and Greece. She teaches at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Manhattanville College, and at the Siena Art Institute, where her class “Drawing As Seeing” in Siena, Italy, for people with. Any level of sight, will run April 29-May 13, 2024. For more information about this please check https://www.sienaart.org/Special-Programs/Drawing-as-Seeing/