(in)Visibility: Aesthetic Dimensions of Perception
Columbia Museum of Art
Hands-on and collaborative art projects allow participants to investigate ideas about perception and (in)visibility by creating prints, drawings in two and three dimensions, clay sculptures and more. We will explore drawing and artmaking through all the senses
Classically, the study of
perception aims to understand its limits – what is the lowest level of physical
stimuli that can be detected? It seeks to define thresholds, the boundaries
between the visible and invisible.
drop-in artmaking workshop bridges the
science and philosophy of perception with the aesthetics and physicality
making, as we question how the concept of (in)visibility takes on varied
meanings across disciplines.
Activities include collaborative drawing,
gelli plate printing, observational drawing, music, movement and more.
Whether drawing for 20 minutes or two hours, this is an opportunity to
explore visibility and the sensorium through creating original artwork.
All materials are provided and no
prior experience is necessary.
Support for the event is generously provided by the USC Humanities Collaborative.
This is a free event
Suitable for ages: