As humans we all possess what I call a "Drawing Mind,"– a piece of ourselves that can make sense of the world through drawing. Yet, for many, this part of the brain lies dormant. For the past 10 years, I have taught everyone from kindergartners and college students to community leaders and corporate executives how to unleash their Drawing Mind and harness their power to problem solve, see the world and create change through drawing. And now, with your support, I am going to cast my net even further.
Through this Kickstarter grant, I will create a series of 12 professionally-produced instructional videos to teach you, or your family, class, business, institution, or community organization to unlock and explore that underutilized part of your brain. Each video will present a different approach that has been tested and honed through my years of research. By the end of the series, you will become comfortable and confident with using the drawing process to solve everyday business and life problems.
Join me on this journey and thank you for your support!
Goals of the DRAWING MIND FILM SERIES ARE:
- Access your Drawing Mind and use this “drawing confidence” to become flexible thinkers.
- Use your Drawing Mind in a variety of ways and contexts.
- Develop the habits of mind of keen observation, risk-taking, visual problem solving and reflection.
- Show the wide variety a drawing or sketch can take.
- Value own personal approach to drawing.
- See and value the many drawing approaches and insights of others.
The Drawing Mind Series will explore:
Deb's Rules of Drawing
What is Drawing? Making Marks: the building blocks of drawing.
Make a Mess: Keeping a Sketchbook and Choosing Materials
Coming to the SENSES: Explore TOUCH, TASTE, HEARING, SMELL and SIGHT through DRAWING.
DEEP LOOKING DRAWING: Learn to draw something without looking at your page and follow the journey your eye takes while looking at an object.
DRAWING in unexpected ways.
If you decide to join me on this mission and donate, here’s a sampling of what you’ll get in return (see sidebar for details):
Risks and challenges
With any artistic endeavor there is a creative process that unfolds that is not always planned for. As we enter into filming and production mode we will be creating these videos with actual students and with that comes the potential for more time needed to get the right shots. Billy Parker is a veteran filmmaker so the potential for these slow downs and unforeseen issues is pretty low but there is that risk with filming anything. In terms of producing the rewards there may be extra time needed to produce the bigger totems and chairs but the artist will keep in direct contact with the donors if the process is running a little longer than expected.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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