08-20-13

Waterfront Drawing Workshop Aboard the Holiday River Boat: August 28th, 2013

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Join the CUDC for a drawing workshop of waterfront sites facilitated by landscape designer Susie Maurer. The first in this two day workshop will take place Wednesday, August 28, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. The second session will be October, 5th, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please RVSP to cudc@kent.edu to reserve a spot, as space is limited on the boat.

Urban Landscape Drawing Workshop

This two-session drawing workshop is designed to acquaint attendees with the urban landscapes of Cleveland. The workshop is open to students, design professionals, and anyone interested in exploring the urban landscape through drawing. We will spend time at desolate, yet beautifully rich sites around rail corridors, the water’s edge and vacant terrain.

The goal is not only for the participants to refresh observational drawing skills, but also to highlight qualities within the selected sites as a way to express the identity of place.  What makes the site important/interesting?  Are there elements that can be retained for future use? What opportunities are waiting to be expressed?

The end result will be a small portfolio of drawings, illustrating personal experience as navigated through the sites.

WORKSHOP PART 1: August 28th

Itinerary

8:15 am- 8:30 am : Meet at E. 9th/North Coast Rapid Station.

8:30 am – 10:30 am : Introductions and “On-Land” drawing at several locations around the lakefront. Locations Map

10: 30 am – 12:30 pm : Cruise down the river aboard the Holiday, stopping at various locations for sketching.

WORKSHOP PART 2: October 5th

Itinerary

8:30 am – 12:30 pm : Additional details TBD.

Cost for Workshop (includes both sessions)

In advance: $10

Day of: $15

Make payment online HERE, or bring cash, check or card the day of the workshop.

Snack and beverages will be available on the boat for purchase.


Suggested supply list

  • sketchbook (11×17 preferred size)
  • fat tip marker pens
  • 5B or higher sketching pencils (soft lead)
  • drawing charcoals
  • kneaded eraser



About Susie Maurer

Susie Maurer is a landscape designer and sculptor working in Cleveland.  Prior to returning to her roots in Northeast Ohio in 2012, she spent six years in New York City at Pratt Institute and working in landscape architecture and urban design at dlandstudio. There, her interest in the innovative use of materials, namely steel, in architectural and artistic contexts, afforded her the opportunity to manage and lead the design on many urban, residential and public projects.  Her specific interest in the vacant, industrial landscapes of America, and the potential for their re-use, was the influence behind her MFA thesis and continues to influence how she works as both as an artist and designer. Susie holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute as well as a BA in architecture from Miami University.

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