123 Draw coordinate the Thinking through Drawing network and run symposia and educational courses
Drawing symposia and educational courses 2011 onwards
Drs Brew, Kantrowitz and Fava, collectively known as 123 Draw,are the Directors of Thinking through Drawing. They run the TtD Symposium series and professional development courses.
Angie Brewis an artist, researcher and drawing teacher. She holds a Drawing MA with distinction from Camberwell College of Art, UAL, London. For her doctorate she worked in the Drawing & Cognition Project, Camberwell, researching enactive observational drawing methods and pedagogy. This resulted in a new cognitively-informed approach called 'Drawing Growth', synchronising eye and hand. Her art practice explores drawing for well-being, and close observational drawing of growth processes. She is artist in residence in a community greenhouse in Brixton, London, where she leads a collaborative Drawing Growth project and a weekly drawing club. She runs a new interdisciplinary research project called Drawlearn, exploring how drawing enables and enhances learning 'across the board'.
Michelle Favais a visual artist, teacher and researcher based at Loughborough University where she lectures in Fine Art, and is a member of the Design Education Research Group. She holds an MA in Contemporary Visual Arts from Falmouth University (2005). Her current doctoral research investigates the cognitive functions underpinning drawing, and the contemporary educational relevance of observational practices. Michelle has worked with UK schools and colleges to innovate curricula and teaching methods, and foster communities for pedagogic research and innovation.
Andrea KantrowitzEdD., is an artist, researcher, educator who has lectured and given workshops internationally on art and cognition. She holds a B.A in Art and Cognition from Harvard University and a MFA in Painting from Yale, and teaches at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has taught drawing at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and graduate courses in contemporary art at the College of New Rochelle. She has also been a teaching artist in the New York City for many years, involved in multiple local and national research projects. In 2014 she completed an interdisciplinary doctorate at Teachers College which examined the cognitive interactions underlying contemporary artists’ drawing practices. Her blog is Zyphoid.com and her own art work is represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art.
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