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December 14, 2017

Installation: One Of Three Suggested Routes by Rebecca Rebecca Rivas-Rogers, image courtesy of the artist

  ** All workshops have registration for 20 participants, except Cynthia O'Neill's Living Letters: An Investigation of the Word ‘Truth’ Through Drawing (14 participants), AND jassie rios Drawing with sound and space (10 participants). There will be a registration WAIT-LIST for 10 participants that will be first come, first served**

                                                       Drawing with Sound and Space

Jassie Rios (MFAST MFA '11) Washington, DC

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Sunday, February 25, 12 - 6 PM

Jassie Rios leads a two-part drawing workshop that focuses on the ephemeral and the immaterial as material, exploring drawing as research, as a spatial art form, and as environmental and social practice. In the first session, participants will engage in a hands-on approach of understanding audio signals by creating paper speakers and recordings. Next, the sounds are played back, creating a multi-channel sound installation.

 Jassie Rios Bio link 

                                                                                   Registration: Drawing with Sound and Space (10 spaces available)


                                                           Body is Drawing is Thinking

Andrea Sisson  (MFA Candidate, MFAST ‘20) Los Angeles, CA

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Monday, February 26, 9 AM - 3 PM

A workshop that investigates the physicality of (or ideas of physicality and) drawing. Using both age-old and new-media- digital techniques to record (draw) a personal experience, and to then bring that personal experience into a collective experience/map/drawing/final outcome. This workshop will use note-taking and sketch-drawing, a digital map-recording app, and low-fi assemblage.

This workshop focuses on the stimulated action of drawing through movement of the body. With group walks, participants will collect and make informal drawings. The body’s simple movements are the motor to “draw out,” or move, to pull internal dialogues, reflections, and images in each person within the particular span of a day. Usually when moving the body, thoughts, and images that arise are very different from when the body is still. There is a theme of action and also interaction with daily environments we move through that propels this workshop. Sketches, words, lines, a map, and gathered pictures are brought together into one large collective drawing.

 Andrea Sisson Bio link

Registration: Body is Drawing is Thinking (20 spaces available)


                                                                                                            Drawing into Animation

Clarissa Gregory & Andrea Evans, Faculty, MICA

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Tuesday, February 27, 9 AM - 3 PM

Working in teams of two, participants will learn how to make hand-drawn animations, creating change and motion through additive and subtractive methods, digital photography and Photoshop. Each team’s drawings and animation will be exhibited as part of the exhibition. MICA faculty Clarissa  Gregory and Andrea Evans lead the workshop.

Clarissa Gregory Bio link 

                                                                                                                                                                  Andrea Evans Bio link

                                                                                                                                                                  Registration: Drawing into Animation (20 spaces available)


                                                                                              Drawing on Concrete

Sera Boeno (MFA Candidate, Rinehart School of Sculpture ’18) Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Wednesday, February 28,  4 - 10 PM

Drawing on Concrete  explores physical techniques in non-traditional printing and drawing, namely mono and woodblock prints on pourable solids. The workshop presents the drawing surface as a prompt by pitching the immobility, functionality and constructive nature of pourable building solids against the intimate, gestural mode of drawing. The “canvas” is elevated to more than just white backdrop, adding it’s own materiality, memory and social connotations to the drawing.  The participants will make drawings on plates and print on chosen building material.

                                                                                                                                             Sera Boeno Bio link  

                                                                                                                                             Registration: Drawing on Concrete (20 spaces available) 


Drawing Beyond the Boundaries

Renaissance Academy High School and BDS

Chas Foster 

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Thursday, March 1, 9 AM - 2 PM

Once you can draw something that looks like something, then what? In this workshop, students will expand their definitions of drawing beyond representation. Working with                                                                                                                                                               traditional and non-traditional materials, we will experiment and invent techniques to                                                                                                                                                                 communicate feelings, describe space and time, and question reality.

                                                                                                                                                  to Arnetra Burnett, MICA/Baltimore Design School VISTA                                                                                                                                                                 & Kristen Yoder, Art Instructor, Renaissance Academy High School.

                                                                                                                                                   Chas Foster Bio link  

                                                                                                                                                  **This is a closed workshop, no open registration


For One Reasonable Line

Natalia Gonzalez (MFAST MFA '11); Phil Hessler (MFAST MFA '10), Pittsburgh, PA

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Friday,  March 2, 9 AM - 3 PM

Taking its title from a sentence in Jorge Luis Borges’ short story, Library of Babel: “For one reasonable line or one straightforward statement there are leagues of insensate cacophonies, of verbal farragoes and incoherencies,” artists Natalia González and Phil Hessler will instate an                                                                                                                                                    open ‘rehearsal’ space in the gallery for participants to draw through multiple means which                                                                                                                                                      extend from the trajectory of an action (or thought) to its surviving record.

                                                                                                                                        Natalia Gonzalez Bio link            Phil Hessler Bio link 

                                                                                                                                        Registration: For One Reasonable Line (20 spaces available)


                                                             Drawing as Spiritual and Ritual

William Downs  (Mount Royal School of Art MFA ‘03 ) Atlanta, GA

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Saturday, March 3, 3 - 9 PM

William Downs’  workshop is an immersive, expansive, and tactile experience. Participants will collaborate with Downs to create works that explore the contentious and the unconscious through automatic drawing. Live, quiet music will accompany throughout.

William Downs Bio link

Registration: Drawing as Spiritual and Ritual (20 spaces available) 



                                                                                       Living Letters: An Investigation of the

                                                                                       Word ‘Truth’ Through Drawing 

Maren Henson  (Mount Royal School of Art MFA ‘17) Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Sunday, March 4, 12 - 6 PM

Maren Henson’s workshop focuses on drawing as language/language as drawing, specifically regarding the word “truth.” Participants will first collectively discuss interpretations of, as well as prepared statements on the word. Next, they will work collaboratively to create five, large-scale drawings to represent the collective agreement of the meaning of the word. Audio documentation of the process will accompany the finished work, providing the viewer/participant another layer of                                                                                                                                        language.

                                                                                                                                   Maren Henson Bio link

                                                                                                                                   Registration: Living Letters (20 spaces available)


                                                          Neurographics: Visualizing Consciousness

Cynthia O' Neill  (MFA Candidate, Rinehart School of Sculpture ’18) Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Monday, March 5, 9 AM - 3 PM

Sculptor Cynthia O' Neill leads this workshop that employs an EEG (Electroencephalography) brain scanner to initiate the drawing process of the participants, who will scan their brains during two specified activities: listening to a favorite song and walking through an obstacle. The gathered information will then be given a set of rules to be translated into drawings that live in the gallery.

Cynthia O'Neill Bio link

                                                                                       Registration: Neurographics: Visualizing Consciousness (14 spaces available)


                                                                           Draw / Construct / Collaborate

Rebecca Rivas Rogers (MFAST MFA '18) Washington, DC

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Tuesday, March 6, 4 - 10 PM

This workshop will explore installation and provisional sculpture specifically as a form of drawing in space. Participants will move back and forth between drawing on paper and creating in three dimensions taking into consideration how each process informs the other. Based on the premise that drawing is a physical means of thinking and communicating we will be working collaboratively throughout this workshop including working in groups on individual drawings.

Rebecca Rivas Rogers Bio link 

                                                                                                                 Registration: Draw / Construct / Collaborate (20 spaces available)


                                                   Drawing with Non-traditional Tools and Materials

                                                                            (Workshop with ARC of Baltimore residents)

Bart O’Reilly (MFAST MFA ‘12) Baltimore, MD

Meyerhoff Gallery

1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Wednesday, March 7, 10 AM - 2 PM

Using objects, tea, coffee and other non-traditional drawing tools and materials, artist Bart O’Reilly will lead participants in creating  “spatially aware” drawings on large sheets of paper on the floor of the gallery to create “spatially aware” drawings.  Participants will be encouraged to use the movement of their bodies and draw with feet, arms and whatever seems most appropriate - thinking of the drawing act as experience and performance, the results of which are records of activity and play.

Bart O'Reilly Bio link   

 **This is a closed workshop, no open registration