Saturday, April 2, 2022

Drawing & Conversation in The Sculpture Park


About Drawing & Conversation in The Sculpture Park

Please join us for a drawing and sculpture walk to explore the wonderful landscape and artwork at deCordova. Deepen your experience of the art by closely observing and drawing what you see. Slow down and take in the work as a fellow maker. After time for drawing, each sculpture stop is followed by a facilitated conversation to discuss the work as a group. What do you see? What materials are used? What does it make you think about and how does it make you feel? All experience levels are welcome.

Materials: Please bring a sketchbook or drawing paper with your favorite pencils.

Please Note: In case of inclement weather, each Saturday workshop will be rescheduled for the next day.

About the Instructor:

Laura Francis is a conceptual interdisciplinary artist whose practice draws from craft, DIY and fine art. With a foundation in painting, her work has spanned to include investigations of ephemeral material, installation, video, sculpture, performance/happenings, photography and more. Interested in social practice and the concept of approaching life as art, Francis believes anyone can (and should) be an artist (just very few are paid) and she is excited to share the act of learning and making with others as an extension of her collaborative work. Compelled to repurpose excess materials of all forms, this thread weaves throughout the work, prompting questions of consumerism, disposable culture, cognitive dissonance, privilege, whiteness, the cost/reward of contemporary convenience and leisure. Using art as a means of processing life and a tool of communication and learning, Francis seeks to facilitate shared space that can both critique and celebrate life in all it’s wildness and beauty.

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