The Urban Sketchbook - Prospect Heights

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Taught by Christine Garvey

Christine Garvey is an artist and coach based in Austin, TX. Her paintings and installations have been exhibited internationally, including exhibitions with Galerie Circulaire (Montreal), Sur La Montagne Galerie (Berlin), Jules Maidoff Gallery (Florence), International Print Center (New York) and The Contemporary Austin.

Garvey’s work has been recognized with a Fulbright Research Grant (2016), a Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center (2020), and an Artist Relief Grant from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, United States Artists, and Creative Capital (2021). She's taught at the University of Texas at Austin, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation.

She writes and speaks about ideas that impact contemporary artists, including scarcity, endurance, and financial stability. Her work has been featured in Creative Mornings Global, Brooklyn Magazine, and The Creative Independent.

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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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