Connecting With Yourself: Blind Drawing Self Portrait Workshop

Organised by Ricefield Arts

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Date: Wednesday 11th November 2020

In this art workshop, we will be ‘blind drawing’ a self-portrait, where we close our eyes and let our sense of touch lead our hands.

With one hand touching the contours of our face whilst the other hand is drawing what it feels, this technique will allow us to move freely around the paper without worrying or being too cautious of the final outcome. The idea is to let our sense of touch challenge us to ‘see’ in a different way.

Artist Fiona Tong will guide you through a blind drawing of yourself, before giving you an opportunity to reflect on your self perception as you add tones, colours and perhaps words to the final drawing.

This workshop will be experimental and relaxed, suitable for all adults who would like to try drawing without worrying that they ‘cannot draw’. Everyone has a creative side, we just need to find ways to connect with it!

Items you will need

You will need:

  • A4 paper or sketchbook
  • pencil/pen
  • coloured pens/pencils
  • watercolours (optional)
  • mirror
  • tape or Blu-tac
  • magazine, scissors and a glue stick (optional – if you want to do some collage)

How to register

This is a free workshop. Please register to attend on Eventbrite.

The Zoom link and entry details will be provided by email following registration.

This workshop is suitable for art beginners, and is recommended for adults and young adults. The workshop will be delivered in English.

Wednesday 11th November