Experiment and Explore

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About Me

My Background

  1.  Valentina Valé is an educator and a visual artist with a MFA from Rhode Island  School of Design (RISD). After working as a designer for the jewelry  industry and then becoming a certified Parent Educator, she merged both  interests in her venture, Experiment and Explore, a concept to awaken  the inner artist in adults and encourage visual art in the young.

Drawing  has been institutionalized in schools for centuries, so that the study  of art history has placed the highest value on representational drawing,  using mark-making to appear realistic and thereby depersonalizing the  individual process of exploration, a destruction of my antidote. I  believe my process opens windows into remembrance, bringing objectivity to the sequence of time. Making images is an intimidating activity  because in most people it triggers a sense of inadequacy.  We have  learned that images should look like something, so we disconnect from  the personal language of our own image-making, which we then stop  valuing.  

Drawing from within is an  investigation of the possibilities available, encompassing no wrong way  of drawing, only alternatives. I am focusing on the importance of a  common human need to free the self from societal boundaries by  communicating through the practice of drawing--a simple but major tool  for sensing, expressing and inventing--which can be empowering. The  process of allowing chance to direct the space, through an automatic  drawing approach, holds the veil of mystery as this exploration is  brought about by using random marks or scribbles.  

Leonardo  da Vinci was the first creative thinker who wrote about the importance  of introducing random and chance events to produce variation in thinking  patterns. He advised people to contemplate the walls, clouds,  pavements, with the idea of looking for patterns and images to  conceptually blend with their thoughts. 

 This  drawing method is not the type of drawing one learns in an art class, it  is an experimental approach to what one can do to create  images that are connected to a personal perspective, an individual  language, which one can pick up anytime and take as far as one chooses.  No experience is necessary... this process uses random marks,  scribbling, and how to transform them through your creativity. 
 

Find us here

Girl Empowerment Network (GEN) Experiment and Explore with Drawing From Your Imagination workshops, find more info here:https://girlsempowermentnetwork.org/we-are-girls-conference/

You can engage Experiment and Explore privately or for an event.

Unravel opportunity

There  is impossible to know what a person can gain as all participant solve  their problem differently.  From what I had observe, one can feel  connection, aliveness, challenge their imagination,  and all the  empowerment one can gain for taking a risk with one’s creativity.  

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