Mindful Drawing

instructor: Jodi Connelly

category: Drawing

for: Adults and Teens

price: $35 Verge Members, $45 Non-members


Explore an experimental side of drawing while connecting to your body and the environment through mindful drawing. In this class you will use charcoal, graphite, ink and pastels to create large scale drawings on paper. All materials are included. Bring clothes you can get stained, students may remove their shoes during class.

About the Instructor:

Jodi Connelly is the local Ali Youssefi Resident at Verge Center for the Arts.  She also taught installation and paper mache during our summer camps. Her work investigates the complexities of the human relationship to nature and the environment. Through site-specific environmental interventions that include photographic documentation, sculpture and drawing, she explores issues of climate change and the effects migration and development have had on native ecosystems over the past 400 years. Her work is hand wrought and physical, in an attempt to create intimacy between herself and the land upon which she works. She completed her MFA in Art Studio at the University of California, Davis in 2018, where she received the Keister and Allen Prize for her project An Intervention in Space and Time, a year-long environmental intervention at the UC Davis McLaughlin Reserve. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Manetti Shrem Museum in Davis, CA, the Greenville Museum of Art and the Durham Art Guild in North Carolina.

WHEN: February 6th, 2020

TIME: 5:30-8pm

PRICE: $35 Verge Members, $45 Non-members

WHO: Adults and Teens

Cancellations and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.