Illustration, Creation, Education & Research

 

BREW TREES

 Draw & plant trees

in the Amber Forest

Add your tree to our forest!

The Amber Tree project is a never-ending ever-growing drawing of a global forest, made up of tree drawings & photos from all over the world. For every tree drawing added to the forest, we plant a parallel real tree. Currently we are planting the parallel trees in Madagascar. Soon we will be planting trees in conservation land we are acquiring, in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset.  So you will be able to visit your own tree - AND draw the forest. We ask for a donation of your choice to add your tree drawing to the forest. Don't let this put you off, as a donation of zero is acceptable! - we can offset this. We want as many trees in the forest as possible. 

You are also invited to attend Amber Tree workshops, where we continue to draw the Amber Mother Tree, at the heart of the forest.

About Brew Draw

The Brew International Drawing School was created by Dr Angela Brew and Clare Brew in 2013, to provide drawing courses and resources.

 

Angela Brew runs workshops, retreats and events, exploring a wide range of drawing and related cognitive and perceptual processes, including observational drawing, visual literacy, drawing to solve problems, thinking through drawing, drawing to learn and professional development for educators.

Brew's doctoral research 'The Seeing Hand' explored the orchestration of eye and hand for observational drawing. She developed a new system for teaching observational drawing, focusing on eye and hand coordination and connection, and the fine tuning of perception. Her Drawing Growth workshops and retreats introduce this intuitive technique, opening doors to the joys and meditative qualities of observational drawing.  

Brew's research and publications

Academia.com

Linked In

Links to drawing projects:

Thinking through Drawing

DrawLearn

We ALL Draw

Brew Drawing Circles

For individual or customised group lessons contact brewdrawing@gmail.com 

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NEW FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP, ALL WELCOME

TREE MEDS - DRAW TOGETHER

Every Monday, 3pm UK, 5pm Finland, 10am New York  

 

Pixelache Helsinki, a transdisciplinary platform for emerging art, design, research and activism, has been supporting these Monday drawing sessions.

Pixelache is an association of artists, cultural producers, thinkers and activists involved in the creation of emerging cultural activities. Amongst their fields of interest are: experimental interaction and electronics, code-based art and culture, grassroot organising & networks, renewable energy production/use, participatory art, open-source cultures, bioarts and art-science culture, alternative economy cultures, politics and economics of media/technology, audiovisual culture, media literacy & ecology and engaging environmental issues.

The name of Pixelache was originally found in a Finnish article that predicted new words which we would need in the future. The word ‘pikseliähky' (translated into English as "pixelache") was supposed to describe the feeling that results from an overdose of digital media content. This overdose can happen easily if the content is too monotonous – which is the case if standards, formats, tools and design principles converge to a narrow set of options. Later interpretations focused more on the 'ache' of digital influence in everyday life, and an 'ache' to re-engage with non-digital interfaces and systems. Pixelache seeks to challenge mainstream standards and conventions, not only related to media and technology, but of contemporary society in general.

 

https://pixelache.ac/

 

Open Call for Pixelache Festival in autumn 2021 https://festival.pixelache.ac/

PUU Tree residency FINLAND 2020, 24th July-7th August. Join Brew and Falt to listen to  and draw trees. Limited spaces available. Minimum 4 day stay. E mail brewdrawing@gmail.com to reserve or for further iinfo. 

Upcoming Courses and Workshops

The Amber Tree Project

Contact brewdrawing@gmail.com for workshop venues and dates, or to book The Amber Tree Project collaborative workshop

 

Weekly drawing club

Drawing Growth

Brockwell Park Community Gardens, Brixton

Thursday 1-3pm

Please e mail
brewdrawing@gmail.com
for details of future courses
and symposia,
or to book a customised course

TREE MEDS - DRAW TOGETHER

Brew Zoom Drawing Room

April 3rd 3pm, and ongoing 

Draw trees and dreams 

E mail brewdrawing@gmail.com

See above.

Recent Worshops
The Amber Tree Project
Port Chester NY
November 6-10th 2019

 

Being with Trees

Listening, Singing & Drawing 

Highgate Wood

22nd September 2019

Sunday 2-5pm

Being Trees

New Paltz 

New York

2 day residency

7-8th October 2019

PUU
Art Residency
Making music and drawing
with trees
Lapinlahti, Finland 
June 19th-23rd 2019
Singing & Drawing with Trees

Highgate Wood

12th March 2019

14th July 2019

 
DoBeDo Silent Drawing
MAA, Helsinki, Finland
October 2018  
DoBeDo Silent Drawing Party
Helsinki, Finland
October 2017  

Drawing Growth, sharing practices

Sweden, July 2017
Drawing Growth
Thailand, Koh Mak Island 2016
DoBeDo Silent Drawing Party
Helsinki, Finland
October 2016
OtherWise
The MET Museum of Art, NYC 2014
Being the Line
 Chateau Lamostonie, Dordogne 2015
 
Drawing Growth 
Wales 2016
Thinking through Drawing courses 
Professional development for educators 
accredited by Teachers College, Columbia University, Martin Freedman Home,
The Bronx, NYC 2014
Professional development for educators
Catskills 2016
Professional development for educators
Croydon 2016
Thinking through Drawing Symposium
Problem solving workshop
Paris 2017
 

Draw2Learn

Draw Learn

Draw Learn is a collaborative project, run by Brew Drawing, to foster research into the power of drawing to

aid learning. 

Join the project, or

Find out more at: 

drawlearn.com

Thinking through 

Drawing

Thinking through 

Drawing

International research and education network

Created in 2011 by 123 Draw: Drs Brew, Fava & Kantrowitz.

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BREW TREES

 Draw & plant trees

Contact us:

Brew Drawing Circles is a global drawing collaboration. A group of 2-12 people share sketchbooks and send them around the world for their fellow Circle members to draw in and then send round the Circle, creating a visual conversation.  

Brew Drawing Circles 

£12 to join a collaborative circle

Pay by PalPal

or e mail brewdrawing@gmail.com

The Amber Tree Project
Matt's Everlasting Tree

You can join in drawing this tree with We ALL Draw, our global drawing group, who collaborate on drawing projects. E mail brewdrawing@gmail.com to join, and add your own section to the growing tree drawing.

 
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