The mission of the Robert Reed Drawing Workshops is to expose a diverse group of college-level visual art and design students to an innovative drawing curriculum, curate the work of Robert Reed, and disseminate scholarship about his pedagogy.
Robert Reed (1938-2014) taught drawing and painting for over 50 years, 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.
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.
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- Recorded discussion panels and presentations from the 2019 Robert Reed Drawing Workshops, which were held at Penn State, Hunter College MFA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art
- Galleries of images from the 2019 workshops, as well as archival images from Robert Reed's classroom
- A whole lot more
Participants & Workshop Instructors:
We would like to thank the following organizations for their support and encouragement:
- Africana Research Center at Penn State
- Anonymous Donor
- Blick Art Materials
- Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design (C-PAD) at Penn State
- Estate of Robert Reed
- Hunter College Department of Art and Art History
- Palmer Museum of Art
- Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
- Penn State School of Visual Arts
- Penn State President’s Fund for Research in Undergraduate Education
- Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State
- Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- Yale Alumni Association of Central Pennsylvania
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