The Artist as a Critical Observer and Investigator
Workshop with Zhi Lin, Fellow in The Council of the Humanities and the Tang Center for East Asian Art:
Working with Critical Eyes
This workshop will review the importance of drawing and painting from observation in art history. The instructor will demonstrate the essential observation skills and techniques. Through specific exercises, each participant will develop critical eyes for observing and investigating nature.
Experiencing Historical Perspectives
This workshop will address the important role of studying the great works in history. It will discuss this practice in China, which has been one of the six principles of Chinese painting for centuries. The instructor will work with participants in developing their drawing studies, thus helping them to develop a historical perspective.
Making Critical Investigations
This workshop will use the self-portrait project as a platform to investigate ourselves and the world around us. Participants will be encouraged to draw from observation while incorporating personal experiences into their work. Through this process, participants will further develop their critical thinking and critical views.