The Phillips Collection Hosts The Art of Doodling: Lyrical Abstraction a Workshop with Liz Lescault

By Editorial Team on January 25, 2021
Courtesy of Liz Lescault.
Online Workshop: Sunday, January 31 from 1pm – 3:30pm ET

This hands-on workshop is for both novices and experienced artists. Doodling is spontaneous uncensored drawing made with ease, often absentmindedly. It helps us process our emotions, alleviate stress, spur insight, and develop new possibilities for creative expression. American Lyrical Abstraction is an art movement that emerged in the 60s–70s that is characterized by experimental, loose, and expressive style. This movement was born out of a desire to create a physical and sensory experience for the viewer. This workshop will explore intuitive expression in the spirit of Lyrical Abstraction through doodling. Participants will be encouraged to forgo preconceptions and judgement, embrace the creative process, and play. We will explore the process and the product of our artmaking, sharing insights, joys, and concerns.

Materials: At least six sheets of 8 x 11 paper or larger. Any drawing implements (sketching, mechanical, or colored pencils and fine tipped magic markers, fine point and ultra fine point Sharpies)

Cost: $15 – $20 no one is turned away for lack of funds.

For your registration to be complete please email and specify how you paid and under what name.

A few days before the event Liz Lescault will send you a link via email to the Zoom event.

Liz Lescault
Liz Lescault, a visual artist and sculptor, has practiced and taught art for over 40 years. Liz is Coordinator of the DC InterPlay Metro Region with Kate Amoss and is a member of the DC InterPlay Board. Currently, Liz melds her art, teaching and personal philosophy with InterPlay wisdom, tools and forms. Liz also leads InterPlay for elders with chronic illness and cognitive disabilities at Iona Senior Center, as well as leading InterPlay for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts offering programs for adults living with cancer and their caregivers.

A short video of Liz’s current work: