The Urban Sketchbook - Prospect Heights
Taught by Christine Garvey
Christine Garvey is an artist and coach based in Austin, Texas. Her creative work has been recognized with a Fulbright Research Grant, an Austin Community Initiatives Award, and a Fellowship from Concordia University Montreal. Since 2010 she’s been a teaching artist and faculty member at various institutions, including the University of Texas at Austin, Florence University of the Arts, and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. She writes and speaks about ideas that impact artists, including scarcity and financial stability, and helps artists set goals and gain momentum in their creative practices. To find out more about her work visit: christine-garvey.com.
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.