Drawing Workshop Announced at The Drawing Center for This Saturday
Explore how drawing operates in the world today. Coffee and art materials provided.
Start the weekend in Raha Raissnia's Alluvius, the first solo exhibition by the Iranian-American artist. Raissnia's drawings reference and abstract her archive of original and found photographs and films documenting mass protests in Tehran during the 1978-79 revolution. We will discuss the layered techniques employed by Raha to inspire content for use in your own drawings. And we will question the images we use to construct identity.
This DrawNow! workshop will be led by Ada Pilar Cruz, Artist and Museum Educator.
The Drawing Center, a museum in Manhattan's SoHo district, explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art and creative thought. Its activities, which are both multidisciplinary and broadly historical, include exhibitions; Open Sessions, a curated artist program encouraging community and collaboration; the Drawing Papers publication series; and education and public programs.
Location: 35 Wooster Street (btwn Broome and Grand St) in SoHo, New York. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-6pm; Thursday: 12pm-8pm. Tickets: Adults: $5; Students & Seniors: $3; Children under 12: Free
Thursdays 6-8pm free admission for all visitors. The Drawing Center is wheelchair accessible.