playground invites you to our first-ever public workshop on introductory drawing and illustration, open to all Habib students as well as non-Habib community. You can sign up for individual sessions, or any combination of them. Details for the workshop, and each individual session, are below. Registration details vary for Habib and non-Habib participants, and are available on bit.ly/2E5JhZb.
Drawing is an essential means of communicating, and central to every designer’s practice. This workshop combines the fundamental practice of observational drawing for constructing the drawn image, broken down into bite-sized sessions that work independently and as a series. Participants gain analytical skills through demonstrations, guided exercises in studio setups, as well as outdoor spaces on campus, and group critiques. These skills are used to approach drawing as a way of thinking, as a critical tool, and as a means of observation, communication, and representation. We will address the following questions by using observational drawing to explore and develop a visual language: How is meaning constructed and communicated through visual images? What can signs and symbols convey?
Session 1: Thing | Form and Scale
Saturday, Feb 10, 2017; 11am – 3pm
Session 2: Place | Environment and Perspective
Saturday, Feb 24, 2017; 11am – 3pm
Session 3: Name | Anatomy and Proportion
Saturday, March 10, 2017; 11am – 3pm
Session 4: Animal | Movement and Texture
Saturday, March 24, 2017; 11am – 3pm
Session 5: Name Place Animal & Thing
Wednesday, April 4, 2017; 3 – 7pm
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Priya Pinjani is an architect, designer and an urban thinker. She navigates an expanded field of Design in an attempt to understand its culpabilities and capacities as a political, social, economic, and spatial practice. She enjoys formal design thoroughly, with a core interest in community behavior(s) that these forms inevitably generate. Priya is an alumni of the Fulbright Program, Parsons The New School for Design, and Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. She is currently a design studio instructor at IVSAA.