My artist lecture and outdoor seed drawing workshop ran like clockwork. Thanks to Jen and B for the feedback on the practice runs. I had several contingency plans for technology so I was able to show a time-lapse video of the process of drawing and then a basic slide show of previous related works. I returned to a classroom I taught in, and was lucky enough to see a former student in the audience.
On Thursday, the weather was balmy with a soft, cool breeze, and the site for the workshop was in the shade. Students immediately began drawing some interesting designs in seed outside the cafeteria windows. After working on their own contributions to the drawing- the last half hour was spent working to frame them all together into a singular drawing. Their work caught the eye of many passersby and caused some gasps and groans when it had to be swept up after a few hours in existence. I was hoping the students would have the opportunity to see the work disintegrate from birds and squirrels taking an interest as well- but not this time.
Special thanks to Wynette Edwards for emailing photos from the workshop.