One Day Drawing Workshop aimed specifically at benefitting people in the Corporate Sector
The primary aims of this one day Drawing Workshop is for each participant to experience what it is like to do something that they never imagined they could do. This experience of surprise is unforgettable. It is very enabling…it enables one to go forward and continue to surprise oneself at one’s ability to discover new ways of accomplishing everyday as well as new tasks in the in the workplace and in everyday life.
In essence then, this workshop is more about the participant’s experience of surprise at discovering their ability to draw, than about drawing itself.
The means by which I facilitate this process of surprise in the workshop participants is through enabling them to draw an object. So many people imagine that only artists have the ability to draw and that the ability to draw is something that only the ‘gifted’ are born with. This is completely untrue! I have conducted this workshop many, many times and each participant has discovered that they can draw in a way that they never imagined. This comes as a great surprise to them.
In this one day workshop, I invite everyone to bring either a cooking implement from their kitchen drawer, or a tool from their tool box. All other drawing materials (graphite pencils, charcoal, and paper) are provided.
“The benefit of individual and collective creative thinking and creative doing in the workplace is obvious. While macroeconomists have long argued the link between innovation and GDP growth, the effect of creativity on the productivity of individuals and teams of executives is beginning to be understood. Increasingly, research is isolating the contributors and inhibitors of individual innovation and their effect on labour. Lateral Leap is a creative boot camp for executives. This one day workshop helps users to unearth their innate ability to be creative. This has links to the workplace, as individual creativity cannot be compartmentalised. People who uncover their creative potential will untether their capacity to creatively overcome obstacles in the workplace. Creativity is proactive, and a process of discovery. This has productivity-enhancement benefits as aggressive problem solving leads to streamlined workflow” – Neil Horne.
More detail about the Drawing Workshop
Drawing is not something that is innate to an elite few. Every single person can draw! This one day Drawing Workshop is aimed at the so-called ‘beginner’ as well as people who have drawn previously – including artists and designers. I have successfully run numerous Drawing Workshops where the majority of the participants in the workshop had never drawn before.
This Drawing Workshop is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their ability to look at an object and draw it – with confidence. In this workshop, we discover how much more detail we can observe in an object we are looking at, and consequently draw the object with confidence. This is called conscious looking and the drawing method taught is called ‘structural drawing’.
It has been my experience that everyone without exception who has attended this workshop has discovered that they can draw. Each participant has surprised him or herself. Above all, this workshop is fun and invigorating.
Participants are invited to bring with either a cooking implement or tool from their home. Participants are guided through a number of drawing exercises involving the object they have brought with them.
The workshop is held at the Imbizo 2 Room, Mandela Rhodes Place at the corner of Wale and Burg Streets, Cape Town. Parking in Mandela Rhodes Place will be reserved for participants.
The Drawing Workshop takes place over one full day (9am – 4pm). All of the materials that will be used by the participants are provided and morning tea and lunch are catered for. Catering in Cape Town is by Tina Bester of Queen of Tarts.
Includes all materials, catering and parking.