ARTS 24
Drawing as Meditation Winter 2023

Class Details

Drawing as Meditation is a course focused on drawing as a cross-disciplinary practice that activates our radical imaginations. Going beyond the technical, we will center drawing as a daily meditation – an embodied process that creates space and time for reflecting, connecting, and integrating ideas across disciplines, or disparate aspects of our lives and psyches. Using both traditional and nontraditional drawing tools, we will explore a series of activities that draw on Performance Studies, Art Education, Psychology, and Liberatory practices. Some examples include automatic drawing, diagramming, and mapping. Class time will be split between short drawing activities and discussion. Outside of class time, students will be expected to complete daily drawing journals, as well as short readings and writings, not exceeding 10 hours per week. No prior drawing experience required, only a willing desire to put pencil to paper, to experiment, and to be open to what unfolds. Class times: Wednesday 1:00 pm – 3:50, Thursday 10:00 am – 12:50 pm
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1376
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Final project
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Students who have otherwise struggled to enroll in arts classes. Preference for Juniors and Seniors
Materials/Lab Fee: $200. Lab and materials fees for all studio art classes are covered by the Book Grant for all Williams financial aid recipients.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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