This week, I’m attending one of the Art Educator Workshops at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).  The class is being taught by Val Jenkins (see her work here).   To start with, we watched the John Cage documentary.  I’m not a huge fan of the work, but I get it for the most part.  It served as a springboard for the class; Experimental Drawing.

We did some individual work, some paired work and a group collaborative drawing.

Unknown object drawing.

Work based on description of an unknown object given by my partner Ti Besonen. Some of her descriptors were bumps, burnt sienna, bullet hole like area with some string things, gently spiraling and brittle.

Collaborative drawing.

The collaborative drawing about midway through being finished.


Collaborative drawing.

More developed version of the collaborative drawing.

Collaborative drawing.

Nearly finished work. I have a feeling we will be going back into this piece. We rearranged the panel to explore the composition and areas that needed to be edited.



Individual drawings. The work had to include four views of the object. Other than that it was an exploration of space, addressing the space as a form, unity and balance The drawing located on the upper left is Ti Besonen’s.


More individual drawings. Mine is on the far left.

Beef Calamari.

Beef Calamari. That’s my title and I’m sticking to it. Mine was based on the horn from a steer. The oval shape proved to be wanting to play the dominant role, so I let it. At some point some of they reminded me of calamari. About two minutes before we were to finish up, I took the Char-Kole and placed the large central one on the upper layer. It was a risk, but I think it worked.