Puzzling Out The Picture – NYC



NEW DATES ADDED: OCTOBER 20 – 22, 2017
Contact Veronica Lawlor at veronica@studio1482.com for registration information, space availability, and paypal link.

Veronica Lawlor, instructor

Many times, when a sketcher arrives
at a busy urban location, there is a sense of being overwhelmed. So many people
moving in so many different directions; so many buildings towering above; so
many shops; so many cars; so many signs; so much of so many! This workshop will
teach you how to puzzle it all out, bringing the pieces together in a wide picture
full of dimension and graphic expression, which ultimately can tell the story of
a place.

We’ll begin the first day by employing the
thumbnail as a way to explore the environment around us, and the people, buildings,
and objects within that space. We’ll discuss how to organize so much
information into one picture, and how to explore the storytelling possibilities
of those pictures, in a sense, as a filmmaker does with a storyboard to establish a point of view.

On the second day we’ll learn how to create larger sketches that cover
the situation, telling the “big picture” story of our urban setting, and using
the idea of a focal point to draw attention to the people and stories that emerge within the space. We’ll also see
how a combination of line, marks, and color can help create our focal point.


(This workshop originally offered at the Manchester Symposium, summer 2016.)



Learning goals (What
are a few of the most important skills and concepts you’d like your
participants to learn from their experience?)

·     How to embrace the “overwhelmingness” of an
urban setting and find your focus in a picture.

·     How to use dimension, and work with entrances
and exits in picture-making.

·     How to combine people, buildings, plant life,
and objects in one picture, differentiating them with line, shape, and texture.

·     Capturing the overall story – roughly,
describing the ‘vibe’ of the place and the people within.

Workshop Location:


We’ll be meeting and working on location in New York City’s famous Central Park and Times Square, as well as an evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Workshop Schedule:

October 20 – Evening – Meet up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

5 pm – We will meet at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art at 5 pm for an informal drink and draw on the rooftop garden (in case of rain, the Balcony
Terrace, 4 per table.)

**Please note: this evening is an optional social event, the main workshop begins on Saturday.**

October 21 – CENTRAL PARK BETHESDA TERRACE (Rain location: Winter Garden Atrium)

10 am – 10:30: gather, lecture and demonstration on site (with handouts)

10:30 -12:30
thumbnails

12:30 – 1:30 lunch break

1:30 – 4:15 pm expand on two or three thumbnails, follow through with ideas

4:15 pm
critique and review work (until completed.)

October 22 – TIMES SQUARE PEDESTRIAN MALL (Rain location: Grand Central Station) 

10 am – 10:30: gather, lecture and demonstration on site

10:30 -12:30 thumbnails

12:30 – 1:30 lunch break

1:30 – 4:15 pm work on a panoramic drawing of the scene

4:15pm critique and review work (until completed.)



Workshop Registration and Cost:

Registration Fee: $275 USD*

Contact Veronica Lawlor at veronica@studio1482.com for registration information, space availability, and paypal link.

Maximum Number of Partipants 16 (minimum 8) All levels welcome

*Please note: cancellations up to September 1, 2017 will be refunded the full amount minus a cancellation fee of $35.00; 50% will be refunded if the cancellation occurs after September 1 to October 8, 2017; and no refunds will be granted after that date. Thank you for your understanding.

I look forward to working with you!

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