Site, Sketchbook, State of Mind, Seeing

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Date: To be announced

Material required for the workshop:


Zoom link:

Videos you can watch:

how marks are made.
how we can draw depth
using variation in the sketchbook

Selected Readings:

  • Phenomenology of Perception, Merleau Ponty, Chapter Part I, The Body, looking at Experience and objective Thought. Pg no: 77, Experience and objective thought – Start – “Our perception ends in objects,…”
  • Tim Ingold, The life of Lines, Chapter 17 Coiling Over, Pg no: 84, Start – “Recall that for Merleau-Ponty, the essence….”
  • Object Oriented Ontology, Graham Harman, Chapter 4, Indirect Relations – The Tension in Objects, pg no: 154, Start – “However we have not yet considered Husserl’s greatest insight….”
  • Gibson, The Ecological approach to Visual Perception, Chapter 12, looking with the head and eyes, pg no: 203, Start – “We modern, civilized, indoors adults…”
  • Merleau Ponty on Paul Cezanne in The Primacy of Perception, Chapter 5, Eye and Mind, Pg no: 162, Start – “I have only to see something to know…”
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Basic Art Series, Frank Zollner. Chapter – Restless Interlude, pg no: 67, Start – “In the summer of 1502,….”
  • Works of Maruyama Okyo, the line work and scroll ( Online link)
  • Satre, The Imaginary, Chapter , pg no:
  • Edmund Husserl, Ideas, Chapter – Noesis and Noema, 88. Real (Reelle) and intentional factors of Experience. The Noema, pg no: 184-185, page 185 – Paragraph: “Perception, for instance….”
  • Point and line to Plane, Wassily Kandinsky, Chapter: Line, Pg no: 57, Start – “The geometric line is an invisible thing…”

( google document containing pages of selected books)

(google document containing pages from chapter – experience and objective thought)

Material to draw with:

  1. Pens, pencil, charcoal, brush, ink, watercolour, dry pastel, oil stick
  2. I PAD – apple pencil drawing, Mouse, Coding
  3. Scissor, Glue stick, cardboard paper, cutting matt, cutting blade

Material to draw on

  1. sketchbook, loose sheets of paper
  2. existing sketchbooks
  3. newspaper, magazine, pre printed material
  4. anything apart from Paper, Pulp etc


  1. Posture, body to approach the paper ( standing, sitting etc)
  2. movement of the body with the paper ( rotation etc)

Reference of my work:

  1. How to draw series – Reference of How to how to Climb Stairs video
  2. How to climb stairs drawings
  3. observation of looking and seeing – near, far, middle ground
  4. Pick a physical SITE.
  5. writing on your work
  6. looking and seeing

Number of days (1 to 3 to 5 days)