This extremely hectic year, students had to make more use of their own creativity! As usual they were able to choose their topic to work on, their research and drawing methods were developed with great effort. The main goal of the working process was to gain artistic possibilities through material experiments and valuable connections were made.
During the curfew it was remarkable to experience the flexibility of the students making effort to continue their drawing exercises, and due to the fact that students were being forced to stay indoors, the personal choice on the topic moved towards a more introspective direction. Strongly expressing a personal feeling and experience.
This was shown in the used working titles like: ‘Lone Journey’, ‘Underlying danger”, “Social Alienation" & “Lonely involvement” etc.
After the curfew it was rather contagious to experience the enthusiasm of the students when working together live in class again. The stimulating reflection on each others drawings and the working exercise.
It's great to see the enormous diversity in the outcome on the chosen topics. For me as a teacher to see the process of drawing the students are going through, the improvement they make along the way. Some of the students got so excited, that they even decided to choose a career in art and already made their planning accordingly.
I would herewith like to invite you to enjoy the outstanding and fantastic results of this great on-line exposition. I am sure that these works will trigger your imagination.
- Eric Hirdes, tutor Drawing