May 2, 2017 – I had an amazing time at San Jose State University in the Art & Art History Department with artist Mel Day’s three classes (two “Medium and Message” classes and one BFA Seminar). We talked about how Collaborative Combative Drawing relates to social practice, relational aesthetics and conceptual art. One student asked me what I … More With Mel Day’s Medium and Message classes at SJSU
February 28th, 2017 – at Mills College with Sandra Ono’s Composition class. Students had the option of drawing patterns, animals or words. Afterward the drawing took place, we looked at the line qualities, the messages and visual energy produced through pushing, pulling and resistance. What a class, it was a joy working with everyone – … More With Sandra Ono’s Composition class at Mills
February 4th, 2017- at Slide Space 123/ Mills College Art Department, Oakland, CA A special Collaborative Combative Drawing workshop will be held as part of Resistance Training, an exhibition and group of events curated by Glen Helfand offering a bolstering sense of community in the midst of a tumultuous political era.
January 28th, 2017- part of the Push / Pull show at Incline Gallery in San Francisco, CA Title: Participatory Landscape Medium: mixed media and public interaction Participatory Landscape represents the merging and clashing of ideas at this particular time in our layered history of protests, both seen and unseen. We aren’t starting from scratch. The 30 foot … More Participatory Landscape at Incline Gallery (Part of Push/Pull)
January 18th, 2017 – at Slide Space 123 on the campus of Mills College, Oakland, CA I invited participants to challenge each other to a negotiation drawing. This involved mapping out representation of their personal subjectivities through visual patterns while crossing over into each other’s space. Instructions: Two people sit down on opposite sides of … More Negotiation Table – Resistance Training at Slide Space 123
November 5th, 2016 – at Four Elements Fitness in Oakland, CA What it is: A participatory event that explores collaborative and combative patterns (visual, physical, and mental) through specially constructed exercises and stimulating clothing in a gym atmosphere. See more information below. What this involves: Melissa Wyman is creating a series of recordings (photographs, drawings … More Pumping Patterns at FOUR Elements Fitness
October 18th, 2016 – This workshop happened at Sports Basement in San Francisco with Glen Helfand’s undergraduate California College of the Arts’ Physical Exhibitions class. After the physical warm up, the students’ challenge was to first draw a pattern then an animal that they felt was self-representational in a meaningful way. All the students stepped up to … More With the Physical Exhibitions (Fall) class at Sports Basement