Drawing Lab w/ Aaron Richmond: Introduction to Drawing as “Planar Analysis”


The word "analysis" comes from the Ancient Greek words ana-luein -meaning “to un-loosen.” Whether the object of analysis is the bark on a tree, a medieval painting, or a Shakespearean sonnet, the implication is that we are somehow “unloosening” a complex whole, and paying closer attention to the structure and relationships between each of its parts. 

In this workshop, we will explore the act of drawing through a similar set of operations. Through various exercises, we will begin to use drawing, not simply as a way of “rendering” what we see, but as a way of  “thinking through” complex visual forms. In particular, we will do this by looking at three-dimensional planes and how they can be translated onto a two-dimensional drawing surface.