Draw | Transforming Perception Through Visual Notation
December 15 – January 18
Reception: January 12th at 6-7:30PM
Exhibition: TJ Marston Landscape Architecture of Curtis + Rogers Design Studio Inc. (Exact Title TBD)
The drawing is by Ludovico Ferro from the Summer 2014 Visual Notations Course.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” -Edward Einstein
Even as designers, we too often place more value on the logical mind rather than the intuitive under-utilizing the brain’s tremendous capabilities of perception, intuition, imagination, and creativity. Drawing is a skill which uncovers those hidden capabilities through activating the intuitive mind. Developing skills in drawing by teaching students how to use their intuitive mind is pivotal to developing creative outputs in the design process.
The aim of the exhibition is to showcase student work from the 6 week summer elective drawing course titled “Visual Notations.” The course focuses on drawing as a learned skill as discovered in Betty Edwards “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.” Through learning to use their intuitive mind or “learning to see”, students become able to draw.
With great honor and excitement, the exhibition will also be showcasing a piece by a recent FIU graduate, Anielka Arguello. Anielka graduated in 2017 with a Masters in Landscape Architecture and Masters in Architecture and completed the Visual Notations Course in the Summer of 2017.
For more information on TJ Marston and Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, click here.