A research group based at NSCAD University in partnership with faculty in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University
(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Drawing Lab 360°
Check out our updated Facilities page for our brand new 360° view of the NSCAD Drawing Laboratory!
Lighting: Its Influence on Drawing Strategies. Reichertz, Maycock & Klein published in Visual Arts Research Vol. 41, No. 2 (Winter 2015). The published version of this paper in PDF format can be found at JSTOR or Project MUSE via your institution, or view it here.
Tablets and Tutorials
The Drawing Lab established a research study based around use of digital tablets and hosted free figure drawing and drawing tutorial sessions beginning Winter 2016 semester. See poster for details.
Drawing Lab Meets the Media
Drawing Lab researchers Mathew Reichertz and Ray Klein spoke with Stephanie Domet on the radio program Mainstreet on CBC (check out the audio or summary), and Marilyn Smulders for the NSCAD website.
Amanda Burk joined as Drawing Lab Associate 2018. Burk, an associate professor of Fine Arts at Nipissing University, is now conducting tests at Nipissing and plans to participate in forthcoming research projects
On the roles of central and peripheral vision in the extraction of local and global information from a scene. Klein, Reichertz, Christie & Maycock published in Attention, Perception & Psychcophysics Journal. 2019 81 pp1209-1219
John Christie presents How does restricting vision of a scene with masking or filtering affect drawing from observation? Christie, Reichertz, Klein & Maycock at The Visual Science of Art Conference in Leuven, Belgium - August 2019.
Education Research - Drawing and Technology panel discussion moderated by Tim Fedak at the Museum of Natural History (October 16). Mathew Reichertz and John Christie are joined by Anne Marie Ryan (Dalhousie Earth Science) as part of the international drawing event The Big Draw.
Reviewing The Big Draw Ray Klein and John Christie report on past and current work at the Lab including our collaboration with the museum who initiated a first time link with the U.K.'s Big Draw
Paper Accepted for publication - To Erase or Not to Erase, That is not the Question: Drawing from Observation in an Analogue or Digital Environment. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education Volume 19 Number 2