Paper and pencil, marker, or pastel.
- Each person chooses an object in the room that they’d like to draw.
- Then then have 5 minutes to draw it.
- On a 2nd piece of paper, they have 3 minutes to draw the object by memory.
- On a 3rd piece of paper, they have 1 minute to draw the object without looking at the paper and without lifting their pencil from the page.
- On a 4th sheet of paper, they have 3 minutes to draw the object, this time using their non-dominant hand.
- Finally, on a 5th sheet of paper, they have 5 minutes to draw the object again using their dominant hand.
- Discuss the process with the group.
Possible debrief questions:
- What did you notice in the different stages?
- What did you notice when you had to draw without looking?
- What did you notice when you were drawing with your non-dominant hand?
- What did you notice between the first drawing and the last?
- How did your experience differ between the first and last drawings?
- What did you notice about your thoughts?
- How did your attention shift?
- How did your perception of the object shift?
Facilitation tip: You can do this activity in nature to help people connect with the natural world.