about the project.

During this workshop, the artist and the kids began by freely sketching and painting watercolors on the theme of love. The artist then prepared a large canvas (60” x 72”), finishing it with white glitter. Some of the best sketches were scanned and transferred onto the canvas as a montage. The resultant composition was covered in black glitter, creating a stark contrast between its positive and negative spaces. The final image is a triumph of love.

“Working with this group of 12 year-old kids was a wonderful, reciprocal learning experience. What impressed me most, despite their age and urban surroundings, was the unspoiled innocence the kids still possessed, and their disarming ability to express that in their drawings.”

about the artist.

Nancy Drew was born in Roslyn and studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where she works in painting and collage in a continuation of the feminist tradition.

To learn more, visit: nancydrewpaintings.com