Following Drawing Rocks! our 2018 symposium, and a subsequent TtD meeting in Watford, we are excited to announce that we have recruited 2 new TtD Directors: Emma Fält and Emily Sheehan. They will be helping us with organisation and publicity. After several years running on a shoe string, we are hoping to introduce a membership scheme later this year, to bring in some funds to allow us to run educational events, courses and research.
Hi everyone. The brewdrawing website is down - please use brewdraw.com for now, to sign up for Drawing Circles, TtD Courses etc.
We have had lots of enquiries and are now contemplating another Sharing Drawing Practices symposium in Summer 2018. Please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and we will try to a) make it happen and b) pick optimal dates for optimal people...
warm wishes from 123 Draw, Angie, Andrea & Michelle
Drawing in Silence
Angie Brew and Emma Fãlt, have begun a research project to explore how humans can communicate and connect with one another through drawing. The motivation to run a silent drawing party came from 1) Angie's post doc research into the importance of drawing for non verbal people (for example, people with autism, dementia, stroke damage) and 2) Emma's interest in drawing as a listening process. The party was very interesting with, most notably, one autistic student saying it was a normal day for her, and a relief to not have to talk. Others enjoyed playing with one another, using lines to invite conversations and interactions, and dancing around with lines and colour. At the end, like often at a speaking party, people were tired and were resting on the floor. Others drew metaphorical blankets over them to keep them warm.
Inspired by our first silent drawing party, we are keen to host more such events, and to share our hosting methods with all. If you want to host a wordless drawing party ( a.k.a. a Do Be Do) please contact us at email@example.com