This workshop explores how drawing can be used as a tool for thinking and as a form of self-analysis. the workshop consists of drawing and though experiments taken from both art and science; using methods of heightening awareness, exploring the visual field, conceptualizing and visualising thoughts and concepts.
This workshop is suitable for total beginners as well as those with more experience, in particular those interested in using drawing as an aid to think through problems [work or life-related] and boost creativity. It’s could also be useful to those who are interested in its applications as a research tool.
The only materials needed are some paper – any paper and a drawing implement. A biro will be fine, but you are welcome to use any materials you like.
As an artist who works with science, I work across disciplines devising machines and experiences sometimes with sound and light elements; but drawing still plays an important role in my practice. I use it for working through problems and ideas, making diagrams and sketches as an extension of my thinking process [whether that be writing or making] but this is rooted in my training as an artist and learning to draw from life. Over lockdown I have been reconnecting with my drawing practice, simply enjoying drawing objects and people. I believe drawing is a skill anyone can develop, but this workshop is about how we can use drawing as a perceptual tool for thinking. If we can stop worrying about if the drawing is good – we can move forwards, get into a habit of using it and the skill will naturally develop.
About the artist:
Antony Hall is a trans-disciplinary artist and educator whose work is inspired by science. His work takes the form of workshop-like experiences and installations. He is currently a PhD candidate at MMU studying the relationship between art and experimental psychology, exploring multisensory perceptual illusion.