Draw and Reflect Art Workshop
This on-site workshop engages students with The Drawing Center's exhibitions through a guided tour and hands-on project. Specific works will be discussed in detail in order to practice sustained observation and encourage more personal and thoughtful responses.
The art-making project will take place in the galleries as well, continuing the students' immersion with the work and enabling experimentation with visual concepts.
Through this program, The Drawing Center partners with four neighboring Lower Manhattan public schools to provide students with an in-depth visual art experience. Incorporating a gallery visit and five in-school sessions, Drawing Connections will culminate in an exhibition of the students' artwork in the Center's galleries. A teaching artist will be paired with a classroom teacher for the duration of the program and will develop a project that relates both to topics currently covered in the classroom and to exhibitions on view in the Drawing Room. Students will benefit from guided instruction with a teaching artist and enjoy the accomplishment of seeing their work displayed in a professional museum setting. Each spring, The Drawing Center will exhibit the students' drawings in the galleries and host a special reception for students, teachers, and parents.