Connect & Create: Drawing as Meditation

October 17, 2023 5:00PM to 6:15PM
LUAG Main Galleries, Zoellner Arts Center

This workshop invites participants to de-stress by creating experimental drawings inspired by the season, observation, and a curiosity about the world all around us. The session will begin with some gentle seated movement, followed by a short guided meditation. With a cultivated sense of heightened awareness, we will move through several drawing exercises based on the evening's theme.

The resulting drawing will be experimental, fluid, foundational, gestural, and incredibly fun. Here, the emphasis is on mark-making, gesture, and connecting the practice of drawing with the practice of meditation. No prior drawing or meditation experience is required, as the practice is really based on the individual's response to the experience in the moment.

Open to the public.

Please register in advance to save your space. Registration is limited. All supplies will be provided and participants will take home their own drawing kit.


Susan Morelock is an artist, researcher, and educator whose engagement with photography, video and writing begins with what the world presents, then uses beauty and theory to coax the mundane toward metaphor. Her work has been widely exhibited in venues across the United States as well internationally, including locations in China, England, Japan, and Italy. Among her awarded grants and residencies are Artist in Residence at Baer Art Center, Iceland; Artist in Residence at ChaNorth, Pine Plains, NY; Teaching Artist in Residence at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; and Artist in Residence at Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY. She received her BFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, her MA in visual and critical studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from Columbia University. For more information view Susan's website.


Connect & Create workshops offer a brief exploration and creative conversation around a work of art from the LUAG collection, followed by a hands-on activity and/or creative response led by a local teaching artist or student educator.


Image: Myron R. Barnstone, Untitled. 1967. Ink on paper. Gift of Myron R. Barnstone. LUG 2018 1018