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Defining a Sense of Place Through Contemporary Drawing

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Defining a Sense of Place Through Contemporary Drawing
Anne Godfrey
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$280 plus $15 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Using the beautiful and complex landscapes around the Sitka Center, students will learn the benefits of engaging in contemporary drawing methodologies, from extended blind contour line drawing to over drawing, collage, recombining, extreme abstraction and use of nonrepresentational color and line work. The goal of the workshop is two fold: to give students the freedom and confidence to express their own hand and to expose students to contemporary drawing techniques that are the center of significant art movements of the late 20th and early 21st century. This course adds another layer of understanding in that our subject is complex ecological systems. Students will create a series of drawings in sketchbooks as well as larger format drawings.

This workshop is for intermediate students who feel comfortable with

contour line and using multiple media.

About the Instructor(s)

Anne Godfrey teaches drawing and photography practices in pursuit of engaging the landscape. Godfrey has taught thousands of students in contemporary drawing and photography since 2005 at UO, SUNY-ESF, Lane Community College and UNM. In 2014 she was named one of the 30 Most Admired Educators by Design Intelligence. Her book PhotoScape (Routledge Press) comes out in 2020. Formerly a member of the University of Oregon Landscape Architecture faculty, she now teaches at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where her work hybridizes art practices with environmental design.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Sketchbook -a size that is easy to carry in the field (8x10 or smaller)

• Paper must be able to receive at least a small amount of wet media

• 3 Graphite pencils (soft between HB-B6)

• Favorite black drawing pens (at least one fine and one bold)

• Favorite non-black drawing pens (sepia, grey, olive etc.)

• One large dry media tool such as charcoal/ graphite stick, etc.

• Small collection of colored pencils - your favorite colors (can be water soluble if you have them)

• A couple of drawing media that are water soluble or \"release\" when water is applied.

• Scissors

• Glue stick (uhu is best) or small bottle of Tacky Glue

• Eraser for drawing


• Small watercolor set (does not need to be fancy)

• Art markers

• Pastel

• Something that makes a white mark

• Anything else you like to work with

• Your small kit of essential drawing tools needs to be carried into the field easily.

• Please Dress to be outside in the weather for periods of time

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Instructor Provides:

• Large fine art paper

• Large drawing tools/ink

• Water Brush Pen

• Water soluble pen

• Sponges

• Random media for experimentation

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