“World of Wonders”: to see the world as a 10-year-old.
That is the objective of Brian Scott’s workshop “Sketching for Travellers”.
According to the artist’s research, our society is dominated by language and numbers. The “seeing” part of the brain “the right quadrant” of the brain is beaten down.
Scott will employ several simple exercises to awaken these senses. Anyone with a will to try something different can do a simple gesture or contour drawing. Couple that with travelling when your senses already are stimulated and you have the “world of wonders” – as Picasso emphasized “see the world as a child”.
Scott and his partner Barbara Freeland have done 20 cruises in 10 years.
He has in excess of 5,000 digital images and sketches from as far west as Singapore and as far east as St. Petersburg. Barcelona is the hub of the western Mediterranean and Miami, the capital of the Caribbean. Some of the artist’s favourite places are Ha Long Bay in North Vietnam, La Boca in Buenos Aires, Granada in Spain, and of course the Van Gogh museum, in Amsterdam.
Scott is working on his sixth book around the world with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines (if you stick with the same company you get free booze and ride with the Captain on the Bridge).
This is Scott’s second such workshop, which raises funds for scholarships at North Island College Foundation. The workshop fee is by donation and all monies raised are matched by the foundation.
“The last one we did, we raised $1,200 and that was matched by the foundation,” said Scott. “It’s a great fundraiser. If I stay healthy, I plan on doing four of these a year for 10 years. Do the math.”
Bring your own folding chair and park at the Black Creek General store and walk across the street to Scott’s studio. The workshop is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct.18.
Studio address is 8269 North Island Highway, Black Creek.