RIVERSDALE TIME FOR DRAWING 2016 – EXPLORING TOUCH THROUGH DRAWING

4-day Residential Drawing and Movement Studio at RIVERSDALE
Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre Riversdale Bundanon

Friday 22/4/16 6pm – Monday 25/4/16 2pm

“The hands want to see, the eyes want to caress” Goethe

To celebrate and honor Juhani Pallasmaa, the author of “The eyes of the skin” and his current 2016 Droga Residency, this 8th annual Riversdale Time for Drawing studio will focus on the sense of touch in reference to his Australian lecture series: Touching the world through Architecture.

BECOME AN EXPLORER: : Time for Drawing offers an opportunity to explore how learning to draw can enhance our life and wellbeing by awakening the senses and developing body centred perception, cognition and creative intuition through Embodying Vision process. Freehand drawing involves the body. Through the drawing hand it connects with our body intelligence, with our feelings and intuition. It helps to release tension and tune our perceptions. It develops our ability to see, feel and listen.
During our four days together we will use simple somatic practices to awaken senses and tune the body to develop what philosopher Merleau-Ponty calls embodied perception. We will explore how this changes the way we see and becomes visible in our drawings – while living, moving and resting in the world renown architectural masterpiece of Glenn Murcutt and its magnificent river valley setting.

We will practice the art of touching the world through drawing. Touch is “the mother of the senses”, and the foundation of experiencing architecture. Skin is the oldest and most sensitive of our organs, our first medium of communication and all our senses are extensions of the sense of touch. Sun, shadows, sounds, wind touching landscape touching buildings touching us. Drawing as touching, rubbing, scratching, marking, walking, mapping, with time for pausing, group reflection, silence and deep rest. Come and see what is possible when we stop believing in limitations and enter drawing as a playful field of possibility and revelation. Become an explorer.

Both beginners and experienced drawers are welcome.
This workshop will attract 5 formal CPD points for architects

from Friday 22/4/16 at 6pm – Monday 25/4/16 at 2pm

Cost: $820 students and ex-students and early bird by 7 March, full fee $890
Cost includes: 3 nights accommodation in the world class twin rooms linen-towels provided, single rooms available on request ($50 extra), delicious organic meals including gluten and diary free for those with special needs

to book send $200 deposit
info 0409 967 411 or email: timefordrawing@tpg.com.au

Teachers: Rena Czaplinska-Archer PhD and Victoria Hunt
RENA is an architect, visual and somatic artist and educator, former Sydney University lecturer, student of Anna Halprin and a founder of Time for Drawing workshops and Embodying Vision program. Rena cherishes the body as a central medium for creativity and learning. Her process helps the participants to shift from their habitual ways of moving, seeing and thinking and releases their natural impulse to draw.
Website: http://timefordrawing.rena.net.au and www.facebook.com/timefordrawing

VICTORIA is an independent dancer, choreographer, performer and a founding member of the BODYWEATHER dance company De Quincy Co. and has performed in over 40 works with the company since 1999. She works teaches and performs locally and internationally.
Website: http://www.bodyweather.net and http://www.victoriahuntperformance.wordpress.com

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RIVERSDALE TIME FOR DRAWING 2015

4-day Residential Drawing and Movement Studio at Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre in Shoalhave River Valley

July 17, 2015 – July 20, 2015

6 p.m. – 2 p.m.

533 Bundanon Rd, Illaroo NSW 2540

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain artists once we grow up – Pablo Picasso

Lets explore together over 4 days of drawing, moving and living at ‘Riversdale’, the world renown architectural masterpiece of Glenn Murcutt and its magnificent river valley setting.

Mornings will begin with somatic focus on mindfulness and movement to tune our perceptions and deepen our connection to ourselves and the world around us. Daily guided drawing practice will introduce different drawing techniques and themes to support participant’s learning at multiple levels of experience; physical, intellectual, imaginative and intuitive. Using pen and ink we will explore how this process changes the way we see and becomes visible in our drawings.

Both beginners and experienced drawers are welcome.

Price

$770 students and ex-students and early bird by 22 May

Contact

timefordrawing@tpg.com.au

 

 

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Riversdale Time for Drawing 25/7/14 – 28/7/14

Residential Drawing weekend at Riversdale, Arthur Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon

Friday 25/7/14  6pm – Monday 28/7/14   2pm

  • cost early bird: $600/550 students –  - includes 3 nights/food/materials
  • early bird 25/5/14
  • cost after $650/600 students - send a deposit $100 to secure a place
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    Spend three days drawing moving and resting with Rena at Riversdale supported by inspiring architecture of Glenn Murcutt. We will be practicing the art of seeing through drawing. Early morning movement sessions will help us to release tension and tune our perception awakening our ability to feel and play. Using pen and ink we will explore how this changes the way we see and becomes visible in our drawings.

    To celebrate 5th anniversary of Riversdale Time for Drawing workshops we have been offered an extra day at no extra costs! Three days is better than two! Your drawing hands will love it!

    Rena Czaplinska is fascinated by the question of seeing and perceptions and inspired by her study of movement with Anna Halprin and the writing of Juhanii Pallasmaa and David Abrahm.  She is a practicing  architect and a passionate art educator who has taught design and drawing at the Architecture Faculty of Sydney University for over 20 years and developed a popular Time for Drawing program which helps the participants to shift from their habitual ways of moving, seeing and thinking and releases their natural impulse to draw. Rena offers Time for Drawing workshops in Australia and internationally. http://timefordrawing.rena.net.au or go to http://www.facebook.com/timefordrawing

    inquiries: timefordrawing@tpg.com.au or call rena on 0409 967 411

     

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    Riversdale Time for Drawing 23/8/13 – 25/8/13

    Residential Drawing weekend in Riversdale at Arthur Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon

  • Friday 23/8/13  6pm – Sunday 25/8/13   4pm
  • Riversdale, Arthur Boyd Education Centre, Bunadon
  • cost $600/550 students  - early bird* - includes 2 nights accommodation/food/materials
  • cost $650/600 students  - after early bird
  • early bird 25/5/13
  • to register go (here) or email timefordrawing@tpg.com.au
  • http://www.facebook.com/timefordrawing
  • send a deposit $100 to secure a place
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    This drawing weekend is an opportunity to live and draw at Riversdale while immersed in Glenn Murcutt’s architecture. Living on site and early morning movement sessions will relax our bodies, engage our senses and develop what philosopher Merleau-Ponty calls incarnated perception. Using charcoal, ink and pen we will explore how it changes the way we see and becomes visible in our drawings. This practice is useful for beginners as well as experienced artists.
    We will be exploring the art of Touching and being Touched through Drawing.
    Drawing and sketching allows us to spend time, to get in touch with what we are looking at. Touch is “the mother of all the senses”, and the foundation of experiencing architecture. Touch is life enhancing. Our skin touches and is being touched through contact. Skin is the oldest and most sensitive of our organs, our first medium of communication and all our senses are extensions of the sense of touch.
    …hand touching buildings, paper, pen – feet touching the ground – sun, shadows, wind touching landscape, touching buildings, touching us – seeing as touching – sound, smell, taste touching skin – air touching lungs – silence touching flesh – melting, releasing, connecting with the breath of nature, opening our eyes, awakening the sense of wonder, allowing to rest in the mystery of not knowing, tuning and nurturing our creativity

    inquiries: timefordrawing@tpg.com.au or call rena on 0409 967 411

    http://facebook.com/timefordrawing

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    Wollombi Drawing Weekend 5/4/13-7/4/13

    • Friday 5/4/13 6pm – Sunday 7/4/13   4pm
    • Wollombi, Hunter Valley, Barnstay Farm
    • cost $320/260 students includes 2 nights accommodation
    • enquiries:  call Rena on 0409 967 411
    • http://www.facebook.com/timefordrawing

    We often draw with a fixed idea of what we want, we try to be accurate but we miss what is really there—the rhythms, the tones, the harmonies, the very life of a thing. In this workshop we will explore how to see past what the mind thinks it knows.

    Drawing with charcoal, ink and water in a safe and relaxed atmosphere will allow us to rediscover the natural wisdom of the body, drop the thinking mind with its preconceived ideas, and reclaim and deepen our drawing skills. Daily awareness through moment exercises will help us to loosen up, and awaken our senses. We will draw inspiration from human figure and autumn Wollombi landscape.

    Both beginners and experienced drawers are welcome.

    “We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” The Talmud

     

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    RELEASE YOUR FREEHAND DRAWING 26/1/13 – 27/1/13 NEW ZEALAND

    Drawing + Movement workshop at Soul Centre, Titirangi, Auckland, NZ with Rena Czaplinska-Archer

    • Saturday 26/1/13 – Sunday 27/1/12  from 10- 5pm
    • Soul Centre 18 Huia Road Titirangi Auckland NZ
    • cost $250/$200 early bird by 21 Dec 12
    • send $100 deposit to secure a place
    • enquiries:  timefordrawing@rena.net.au

    “We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” The Talmud

    Freehand drawing is an athletic activity. It involves the body and mind. It releases tension and tunes our perception.  It develops  our ability to see, feel and listen.

    During this weekend we will use simple somatic practices to awaken the senses and tune the body to develop what philosopher Merleau-Ponty calls incarnated perception. We will explore how this changes the way we see and becomes visible in our drawings. Using charcoal, ink and oil pastels on paper we will explore our inner and outer landscape of the beautiful Soul Centre gardens.   Both beginners and experienced drawers are welcome.

    click here for registration form

     

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    Time for Drawing 16/11/12-18/11/12

    Residential drawing weekend in Wollombi, Hunter Valley with Rena Czaplinska-Archer
    • Commences:   Friday 16 November, 2012 at 6pm with dinner
    • Concludes:      Sunday 20 November, 2012 at 4pm;
    • Cost:              $320/290 student includes 2 night accommodation in Wollombi Barnstay 
    • Inquiries:         mail@rena.net.au; or call Rena on 0409 967 411
    • Send $100 deposit to secure a place; small group – don’t miss out!
    “We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” The Talmud
    Freehand drawing involves the body. It releases tension and tunes our perception. It develops  our ability to see, feel and listen.
    During this weekend we will use simple somatic practices to awaken the senses and tune the body to develop what philosopher Mereau-Ponty calls incarnated perception.
    We will explore how this changes the way we see and becomes visible in our
    drawings. Using charcoal, ink and oil pastels on paper we will explore our
    inner and outer landscape of the beautiful Hunter Valley. Both beginners and experienced drawers are welcome.
    This workshop is presented in association with Sculpture in the Vineyards
    click here for registration form
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    Wollombi Drawing Weekend 18th – 20th May

    Residential drawing workshop with Rena Czaplinska in Wollombi, Hunter Valley  

    • Commences:   Friday 18 May, 2012 at 5pm
    • Concludes:      Sunday 20 May, 2012 at 4pm;
    • Cost:              $350 includes 2 night accommodation in Wollombi Barnstay  
    • Inquiries:         mail@rena.net.au; or call Rena on 0409 967 411
    • Registration:    click here to download flyer 
    • Send $100 deposit to secure a place; small group – don’t miss out!

    Drawing in Hunter Valley away from noises and ties of everyday life allows time and space for reconnecting and remembering our creative selves.Drawing with charcoal, ink and water in a safe and relaxed atmosphere will allow us to rediscover the natural wisdom of the body, drop the thinking mind with its preconceived ideas, and reclaim anddeepen our drawing skills. There will be simple movement sessions to loosen up and awaken oursenses. We will focus on what is around us and draw the inspiration from human figure and fromWollombi landscape.We can all draw if we can only learn to open our eyes, relax and actually see, hear and feel what is around us. This workshop is for architects, architecture students and anybody else who feels moved to draw. ~ “…when we lose the ability to draw, we lose a part of our ability to think.” (Glen Murcutt 2002)

     This workshop will attract 5 Formal CPD credit points for architects  

    click here for registration form
     
    
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    Time for Drawing 3/8/12 – 5/8/12

    Residential drawing workshop with Rena Czaplinska at Arthur Boyd Education Centre Riversdale Bundanon

    • Commences:   Friday 3rd August, 2012 at 4pm
    • Concludes:       Sunday 5th August, 2012 at 5pm
    • Cost covers:     Accommodation/food/ tuition = $650/$570 student rate (Early bird $600/$520 if fully paid by 8th June 2012)
    • inquiries:  mail@rena.net.au;  http://timefordrawing.rena.net.au 
    • Registration: Click here to download flyer or contact Rena on 0409 967 411
    • Deposit $100 to secure a place. Limited numbers – Don’t miss it!

    This drawing weekend is an opportunity to live and draw in the dramatic landscape of Riversdale while supported by Glenn Murcutt’s architecture. We will draw inspiration on what is around us. The gentle placement of the building and the way it embodies the principles of sustainable design will become our ‘life model’. Living on site and early morning movement sessions will relax our bodies, engage our senses and deepen the kinetic experience of the site.

    We will be practicing the art of  Seeing through Drawing.
    This practice is useful for beginners as well as experienced artists. Drawing and sketching allows us to spend time, to get in touch with what we are looking at. Through drawing we can start to see and understand what we are seeing. The building reveals itself in the process.

    We have all been drawing long before we have learned to read and write.
    Drawing helps to communicate without words, to visualize ideas, to think, it connects us with our creativity.  It is a fundamental human skill, yet it is often neglected and we forget how liberating, easy and pleasurable it can be.

    This workshop will attract 5 formal CPD points for architects

    Rena is a practicing architect who teaches design and drawing at the Architecture Faculty of Sydney University and conducts popular weekend drawing workshops. Her teaching method called Embodying Vision integrates sketching mindfulness and movement.

    Click here for registration form.

    
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    Drawing Workshop October 22nd, 2011

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