Let’s take a line for a walk

On & Beyond the Chair class continues with students at home drawing by hand, while sharing their individual explorations through this blog. Learning from each other has been a significant part of students’ experience inside Chantilly House, our beautiful studio space located in the heart of Newbern.

In the last few days students have been working on a collection of 8″ x 11″ drawings: a fun and relaxing ten-minute long, daily exercise “taking a line for a walk around their chair.” 

Students have been asked to quickly look, draw, look, draw, look, draw. The assignment encourages them to make quick decisions while continuously drawing a line. They must keep as small an interval as possible between drawing and looking at the chair. 

When the time spent by the hand wondering is longer than the time spent by the eye looking, the drawing become more abstract than descriptive.