If You Can See, You Can Draw
Everyone can learn to draw and, with practice, draw well. Drawing is mostly about looking at the world around us and noticing our visual experiences. This summer you can open your eyes and engage in the drawing process as you learn to see in fresh, new ways.
Up until the early 1900’s drawing was taught in elementary schools along with reading and writing. A way to record and preserve the things people saw, drawing also helped with memory and concentration while instilling tranquility and relaxation. Today, drawing can be a wonderful tool for creative expression and an excellent way to balance our stressful, distracted lives.
During this week long class we will work & play with a variety of approaches to drawing as we explore materials and techniques and develop a new language of “seeing”. Open to students with little or no drawing experience as well as those who would like to refresh their drawing skills.
Linda Bond is a former FAWC fellow and is currently a Resident Scholar at Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center and her work is included in the Feminist Art Base at the Brooklyn Museum. Her drawings and installations have been exhibited widely including shows at Kean University, Clark University, Delaware State University, Brandeis University, Simmons College, the Brattleboro Museum, the Cape Cod Art Museum, B’NK’R Munich, Germany, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico and the MFA in Boston.
Linda has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Chenven Foundation, the Artist Resource Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work was featured in Boston’s ArtScope magazine, Boston Voyager’s Trailblazer series, Rutgers’ Institute for Research on Women spring 2019 publication of Rejoinder and will be included in the forthcoming publications Emergence: the Role of Mindfulness in Creativity, and Loaded: Guns in Contemporary Art. A twenty year retrospective exhibition of Linda’s work at Drexel University, Errors and Omissions, is scheduled for September 2021 and her site-specific installation for the Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in Philadelphia will be installed in May 2021.