A Sketchbook Collective, Co-hosted with Cooper Gallery, February 18 - April 16
A project by artist Evelyn Rydz
About the Collective
In the time of a rampant pandemic and racial injustice, how can we draw on our tools to bear witness to the world we are living in and draw on love and justice to imagine a different future?
As artists with a wealth of imagination and creative tools how can we envision and participate with clear intention in creating what we hope to see next in the world, in ways both small and large? How do we continue to learn from and respond to racial injustices that are not new, but that have been amplified during this pandemic?
The sketchbook collective is an extension of Evelyn Rydz' Drawing on Love & Justice project which calls for artists to engage in a daily drawing practice. The sketchbooks will be a space for observing, reflecting, responding, and imagining new possibilities. Throughout the eight weeks, we will experiment with a variety of media as we explore drawings addressing what you see in the world now and what you want to see in the future. There will be weekly opportunities for the sketchbook collective to share new drawings and create in community.
Check back here biweekly for an updated prompt for your sketchbook!
⭑ Sketchbook Entry #2: Blurring Lines
In our second segment we will use our sketchbooks to focus on blurring lines as the main subject and process for drawing. What dividing lines, boundary lines, or border lines are you experiencing and observing in this moment? Blurring lines will be both our main subject and process for drawing in our sketchbooks.
Drawing from observation and moving towards imagination we will experiment in our sketchbooks with processes emphasizing blurring lines and sharp divides such as softening, blending, layering, smudging, and more.
⭑ Suggested Materials:
Pencils or Charcoal
Blending tools such as cotton balls, Q-tips, brushes
Scissors/ X-Acto Glue Stick
Newspaper and Assorted Papers
⭑ Share your sketchbook pages using:#drawingonloveandjustice #coopergallery #dljsketchbookcollective ⭑ Tag @drawingonloveandjustice & @coopergalleryhc
The sketchbook collective is an invitation to join in a daily drawing practice of observing, reflecting, responding, and imagining new possibilities. Throughout the eight weeks, we will explore drawings addressing what you see in the world now and what you want to see in the future.
Join us for a habitual sketching practice, multimedia drawing, and bi-weekly sketchbook prompts that begin from a place of reflective observation and move towards imaginative response. Follow along here for bi-weekly sketchbook prompts.
Image by: Gonzalo Fuenmayor @gfuenmayor77 "Exotic Trust", charcoal, ink, spray-paint on paper