Introduction to Contemporary Drawing Methods

In this 4 day workshop, students will experiment with contemporary drawing methods and techniques. They will investigate new and exciting ways to make drawings while trying new materials. Using the sketchbook, students will explore their own interests, develop dramatic visual narratives, and test new drawing mediums. They will transform these studies into finished drawings that reflect the dynamic nature of contemporary drawing. Expect a habit breaking adventure into the possibilities of drawing.

Benjamin Murphy is a visual artist who’s work examines our evolving understanding of the physical world, the nature of progress, technology, and the anthropogenic impacts at the center of climate change. He sees the language of art as an expanding one, exploring new technologies, and finding ways to integrate them with conventional mediums utilizing painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital fabrication. He actively engages in exhibitions, collaborations, and scholarly endeavors at the state, national, and international levels. Recent activity include a public commission from the National Weather Center, exhibitions at the CICA Museum in South Korea, Norick Art Center,  Salle Gilbert-Gaillard Gallery in France, Webster Arts Center, University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 3 Square Art Gallery, and Gardiner Gallery of Art. Beginning in August 2023 he will serve as Associate Professor of Studio Art at Oklahoma State University. He holds an MFA from the University of Oklahoma. As an active supporter of the regional art community, he is an instructor/mentor at his community art center, participates in fundraising initiatives for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and is the Portfolio Day Chair for the Oklahoma Art Education Association.

Class Time

June 20th-23rd
Tuesday - Friday, 1:00-4:00pm


To RSVP, please fill out our registration form register pink or call us at 405-744-1535.