From April I will be offering an „Intuitive Drawing Workshop“ – a method of finding words and discovering yourself through drawing.
Many people find it difficult to put feelings and thoughts into words. The method of intuitive drawing can help you to express yourself through images and thus understand yourself better.
However, you might believe that you cannot draw at all. In the workshop, participants are encouraged to discard this belief and approach drawing without judgement. You will learn how to translate a feeling or an inner image into expressive drawings, express an opinion or develop solutions to a problem. At the end of the workshop, you will have created a single picture, a small picture story or a comic.
Nobody needs to see intuitive drawings. It’s like writing a diary – or drawing a diary. If you don’t judge your drawings negatively during or after drawing, you can go deep inside yourself and discover yourself through intuitive drawing.
You have been wondering, isn’t making or teaching art irrelevant in our current times? Don’t we have other things to do than drawing, painting, writing?
So I thought about it. Wasn’t it art that always outlasted us? That brought us always back into an earlier time? That told us how it was back then? Art is a contemporary witness. In the moment the artist creates a piece of art, a piece of soul enters the art work. A feeling of the present time transforms into a figure. Like the moment a feeling is transient. But the art work remains. The feeling comes alive for other people, for many years.
Especially in difficult times, like now, it is even more important to put our feelings into a form in order to preserve them. This unburdens us from fears, loneliness and sadness and shares these emotions with others. It connects people with the same feelings.
You can’t eat an art piece, warm your hands with it or protect yourself. That makes art feel unimportant in the moment of crisis. But precisely because it has little value, it has a chance to last. Art waits. Until someone finds it and listens to it. Making art in the present time is not unimportant. It is probably the most important thing.