The Urban Sketchbook - Prospect Heights

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Taught by Christine Garvey

Christine Garvey is an artist, educator, and entrepreneur who divides her time between Austin, New York, and Italy. She received her MFA from Concordia University Montreal, and BFA from Washington University in St Louis. Her works on paper and installations have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions with Galerie Circulaire (Montreal), Sur La Montagne Galerie (Berlin), Jules Maidoff Gallery (Italy), and HERE Art Center (New York). Garvey is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a 2015 Fulbright Research Grant from the Italian Commission, and most recently a City of Austin Community Initiatives Grant. Since 2015, she has been running a popular drawing program in Italy called Tuscan Drawing Excursions bringing students from Brooklyn each year. Garvey primarily lives in Austin, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor of Practice and the 2D Art Foundations Area Head at the University of Texas in the College of Fine Art. For more info visit:

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Embrace the urban landscape and the summer sun in this one-day plein air drawing workshop.

Students will learn the art of keeping a sketchbook, drawing from the vibrancy of Brooklyn's architecture, nature, and people. Using your own sketchbook and basic materials, we will explore the pleasures of drawing from observation, focusing on scale and proportion, as much as impression, movement and mark-making. We will experiment with dry media as students examine city happenings. Students will leave with a record of their experience, as well as some new drawing skills to take with them.

This class is aimed at students with some prior drawing experience and will meet largely outdoors and around Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Bring your sketchbook! We'll provide a selection of fun pencils to work with. 

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