The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents “Ways of Looking: Summer Drawing Retreat” on Thursday, Aug. 14. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at SECCA. Registration is required.
Wake Forest University professor and artist Leigh Ann Hallberg will lead the workshop on observational drawing. “The retreat will focus not only on the artist’s relationship with subject matter,” say Hallberg, “but also on the subject matter’s relationship with materials and methodologies.” Chiaroscuro, careful observation, blind drawing, visual communication and line quality are a few of the topics that will be discussed throughout the evening.
Inspired by the musician, artist and writer John Cage and the works of Claire Harvey now on display in the Potter Gallery at SECCA, the event will begin with a treasure hunt on the museum grounds. Hallberg will then give a brief lecture on Cage’s artworks made through chance operations, and Curator of Contemporary Art Cora Fisher will walk participants through the exhibition, “Claire Harvey: Daily Measures.” Discussion and plenty of drawing practice will follow. Refreshments will also be provided.
Registration for “Ways of Looking: Summer Drawing Retreat” can be made online through Eventbright or at bit.ly/seccadrawingretreat. The cost is $20. Attendance is limited to 20 participants.
SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive and is open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours of operations and other information, visit www.secca.org.