Thinking Through Drawing events Ground / MAA summer residency


Welcome to Ground – time and space for deep reflection, listening, and grounding.

Thinking through Drawing summer residency in Niemelä house, with artists Angela Brew and Emma Fält

 July 23rd-30th 2023

Nerohvirta Village, Iisalmi, Finland 

Please join us in our Finnish lakeside studio to explore our personal and collective creative paths and to build a supportive community of practice. 

Together we will create a practical book for artists and educators, with our insights and advice on how to open doors and unlock drawers.

Please send us a short statement, max 100 words, outlining why you would like to attend the residency.

Costs will be kept to a minimum, to cover expenses. £350, excluding accommodation. You have the option of booking a bedroom with us in the studio house or finding your own local accommodation. 

For further details please contact

Emma Fält (FIN)

+358 45 630 4130

Angela Brew (UK)

The 2023 Thinking through Drawing symposium

Drawing Ground Drawing practices to support Earth
Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October 2023

PLEASE KEEP THESE DATES FREE – tickets available soon


We invite workshop and presentation proposals that engage drawing as fertile ground for research, reflection and advocacy for the environment. We encourage creative interpretations and approaches.  All submissions are welcome and will be considered.  Are you interested in running a live drawing workshop in your locality? Do you want to record a drawing workshop that you or another person run? Do you have a Drawer you would like to interview? Do you want to make a presentation – a research paper or another? Sticking with our successful hybrid model, the symposium will encompass local in-person workshops, as well as online workshops, presentations, and discussion forums. In-person workshops will be streamed live when possible, and recorded. 

Please send an initial 100-word proposal to by May 15th 2023. Please include your website and/or relevant social media links.

We look forward to hearing from you!The TtD

Thinking through Drawing has consistently produced, published, and presented original drawing research and curriculum.  It has hosted various courses and workshops as well as six international symposia, in collaboration with Columbia University, University of the Arts London, Indiana University Southeast, SUNY New Paltz, Loughborough University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York