Robert Reed's contributions to creative practice and drawing as a discipline will be celebrated at this special Robert Reed Drawing Workshop in New York City.
The workshop will expose a diverse group of college-level visual art and design students to an innovative drawing curriculum, curate the work of Reed, and disseminate scholarship about his pedagogy. The curriculum will be based on Reed's pedagogy and primarily taught by his former students and colleagues.
Robert Reed taught drawing and painting for over 50 years (primarily at Yale University 1969-2014), received the 2004 College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, and was the first African American professor tenured by the Yale School of Art. Documentation of his pedagogy and art is not accessible to the public, but his innovative curriculum and unique studio culture have influenced the teaching and creative practices of generations. He also taught many students who did not pursue art or design, but gained a visual literacy—an understanding of art and the built environment—that became a fundamental lens for their understanding the world.
For more information, please visit the Robert Reed Drawing Workshops website.