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November 1, 2018

[SSJ: 10426] November 15 Free Lecture at Lakeland University: When In Doubt, Draw It Out

From: Roger Grabowski <grabowski@japan.lakeland.edu>
Date: 2018/10/31

This lecture (in English) will be held Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 at Lakeland University in Shinjuku.

Here's the biggest misunderstanding most people have about drawing: it's not about making great art. Drawing is a vital part of the way we understand ourselves, understand others and understand the world around us. Drawing is a universal language that we can all learn to speak. Since our earliest ancestors began drawing on cave walls, we've been wired to express ourselves visually. As children, we reach for a crayon with as much excitement as a tree branch. What happens along the way? The World Economic Forum forecasts that creativity will be in the top three most sought after skills by employers in 2020. As we move into a new era, perhaps the most innovative thing we can do is draw on our best technology: our imagination. In this presentation, artist and founder of When In Doubt, Draw Divya Marie Kato will share powerful case studies highlighting the importance of drawing, plus her number one drawing tip!

Divya Marie Kato FRSA, founder of When In Doubt, Draw, is an artist and educator helping people discover the benefits of drawing at home and at work. Empowering people through drawing for over 13 years, she paints and teaches in her drawing school, Atelier Kato Yoyogi, and regularly facilitates corporate and community workshops. Find out more at divyamariekato.com <http://divyamariekato.com/> or contact her at info@divyamariekato.com <mailto:info@divyamariekato.com>

For a map and directions to Lakeland's Shinjuku Campus, see our website:


Lakeland Lectures are a forum for researchers, students and members of the public to discuss contemporary issues affecting Japan. Lakeland University has offered a U.S.-accredited liberal arts program in Tokyo since 1991. Lakeland's main campus is in Wisconsin, USA and was founded in 1862.


Roger Grabowski, Jr.

Assistant Professor of General Studies

Lakeland University Japan

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