The Urban Sketchbook - Prospect Heights

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Taught by Christine Garvey

Originally from New York, Garvey 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) and Phra Nakorn Gallery (Bangkok). Since 2009, Garvey has been teaching drawing and print-based workshops internationally, working with institutions like Concordia University, Florence University of the Arts, Betahaus Berlin, Montreal Art Centre, and The NY Center for Book Arts. This fall she continues this work as a Fulbright Scholar at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università di Firenze, and Visiting Fellow at Florence University of the Arts. For more information, go to

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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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