Drawing to See

…is a drawing program for all skill levels and designed to promote reflection, fun and space. The program consists of sessions lasting 45 minutes each, scheduled weekly over a span of 6 weeks.

I think the hardest part about making a drawing is starting one. I don’t start for all sorts of reasons – I don’t feel good enough, I don’t think I’ll have the time, I can’t find any space and sometimes, I can’t see the point. It’s often hard to justify why taking time and space out of the day to draw is valid, has worth or meaning. What am I drawing for? Well, once I think about it, I realize; drawing feels good, it somehow connects me to the world around me, its calming and brings me to the present, it reveals depth and unflattens life, it expresses feelings and energizes and intensifies how I look, it unravels me, it shows me something new.

Sitting down and drawing teaches me about drawing.

The first few weeks are just about doing. We’ll be looking at the process, not the product.

When you start to draw, you don’t yet know what the drawings will look like, what you will see, what you will discover.


  • Something to make a mark with – pencil, 2b, 4b, whatever you’ve got
  • Time – drawing classes usually take around 45 minutes
  • A piece of paper – could be anything.