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1st- 9th July 2017

Drawing Growth

Stockholm, Sweden

A Drawing Open House  – offered the chance for drawing practitioners, researchers and educators to share practices and draw together.

An international group of educators, researchers, and artists from across the globe convened in Sweden to collaborate and investigate practices of drawing. The first three days was a workshop specifically geared toward teachers and educators, followed by a six day drawing retreat, open to all, offering a space for open sharing of practice, collaboration, and investigation of new possibilities and methods.

Experienced educators and practitioners led sessions and presented research. The event proved extremely interesting and productive, giving international experts the chance to share their skills and varied experience from different countries and educational settings. We were particularly excited to have educators attending from nearby Finland, renowned for their world leading high school education.

1-3rd July:

Professional Development Sharing Practices workshop for teachers, educators and students from all disciplines

4-9th July:

Open House Drawing Growth Retreat

The cabin is by the sea, tranquil, with loads of space, land, and its own little private beach and pier, and a rowing boat. It is a magical building, made from three cabins joined together to make a huge open plan space with adjoining bedrooms, ideal for collaborative drawing and evening relaxation.

It is easy to get to, just 1 hr from Stockholm airport. You can hire a car, or get a bus and we will pick you up from the local town.

Teachers were especially invited to attend the first 3 days, 1-3rd July which will be a professional development workshop geared to educators and leaders in the visual arts, with Thinking through Drawing exercises and development of our teaching practices. We experimented with exercises and approaches to teach traditional drawing skills, both independent and collaborative, and shared, explored and developed new ways to use drawing to communicate, express, think and understand.

We hosted a silent drawing party, a DoBeDo during the week, to continue our exploration of drawing to communicate.

1st- 9th July 2017