Our host for the April 25 Drawing Together was Erin Partridge (@2littlewings). Erin is an artist, art therapist, professor, and researcher. She has published in the areas of art therapy, arts access, arts-based research, older adults, professional development, and technology. But mostly, she likes to paddleboard and make big messes in her studio. Her most recent book is Getting on the the Creative Arts Therapies: A Hands-On Guide to Personal and Professional Development.
In this first video, Erin (and you can enjoy her birds chirping in as well) explains her path to graphic medicine.
She also explains our first exercise, suggesting that post-it notes might be a great paper to use for this.
Take two minutes: in line, shape, and/or color, respond with what comes to mind with the word “communication.”
Exercise 2 – on whatever materials you’d like, separate and create:
- A thought bubble about communication
- A speech bubble that is a question about communication
- A speech bubble that is an answer about communication
- An exclamation about communication
With what you’ve done, cut each of those bubbles apart and combine them into a comic. OR add to what you’ve done to create a comic.
Take about 8 minutes.
In this segment, Erin shares her wonderful dissertation research, and its relevance for graphic medicine.
She then segues into our next exercise, described in the video below: make a drawing that tells other people how best to communicate with you, and understand how you communicate in the world. Take about 5 minutes.
Thanks, Erin, for such a rich and productive Drawing Together!
Don’t forget if you’d like to share your work, label it with #DrawingTogetherGM on social media!