"First We Must See: Line Drawing as a Research Method" with Andrew Causey
This presentation explores the use of line drawing as a general interpretive process to aid visual perception. Following a brief introduction of the place of drawing in my research in Sumatra, Indonesia, and a rationale for such work in general, participants will practice the act of seeing through drawing. We will hone existing skills of perception and eye-hand coordination by engaging with a short series of guided exercises. This is not a presentation on "how to draw" (nor are participants expected to have any so-called "artistic" talents). The focus of the presentation is on training ourselves to better see, not on producing finished drawings.
Bring a pocket-sized object ... something inconsequential but interesting, or a keepsake (a key-chain, a miniature troll doll, a spool of thread).
Open to Faculty, graduate students, and undergrads. ALL ARE WELCOME.