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Seeing with the Possibility of Being Changed, Drawing as Meditation: A Hands-On Workshop

Time: April 13, 2022, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: 114 Bird Library; Peter Graham Scholarly Commons

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Bradford C. Grant (Howard University)

Following his public lecture (April 12), Grant offers a more focused session on use of drawing as a means to self reflection. Whether you are an artist or haven’t drawn since elementary school, this hands-on workshop invites you to (re)discover drawing as an act of reflection and contemplative practice.

Architect and distinguished educator, Dr. Grant guides participants through a process of drawing to better see ourselves and the world around us, especially elements we take for granted and thus rarely examine closely. A past president of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Grant makes powerful literal and figurative connections among contemplative practices, drawing as a means of better seeing, and social justice in architecture and design.

Space is limited; please contact Meghan Graham by March 30 for information.

We request that all participants wear masks in this event space.

Download a printable flyer.

Additional supporters:

  • The Lender Center for Social Justice
  • Hendricks Chapel
  • Contemplative Collaborative
  • Student Association
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Syracuse University Libraries
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Stevenson Educational Center for Student-Athlete Academic Development
  • Division of the Student Experience
  • Office of Academic Affairs

This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Conventions.”