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DRAWN ON THE WAY BY SARAH NISBETT - SKETCHING CLASS AND AUTHOR TALK - IN PERSON EVENT

11/30/2021 - 6:00pm


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 6 PM EAST

Please join us for a lively sketching class leaded by artist Sarah Nisbett featuring her new book "Drawn on the Way: A Guide To Capturing The  Moment Through Live Sketching  " published by Quarto. Sarah will teach us how to create evocative and storied images using the simple tools of just a pen and paper. Focusing on drawing as a form of storytelling, you’ll learn how to see the infinite stories that surround you and how to quickly and easily translate them into expressive illustrations drawn in-the-moment. 

This event is TICKETED. Each ticket comes with a copy of Drawn on the Way. 

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*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card or an Excelsior Pass. 

 Registration will be required. 


About the Class:

Draw More From Life: The Art Of Finding the Extraordinary in the Everyday

Whether you've been drawing for years, or never even picked up a pencil, this observational drawing class will be a warm invitation to engage creatively with your world. Without pressure to make a masterpiece, just encouragement and guidance to enjoy the process, we’ll explore some fun exercises to quickly translate the world around you into art using the accessible and easy technique of contour-line drawing.

Sarah will teach us how to create evocative and storied images using the simple tools of just a pen and paper. Focusing on drawing as a form of storytelling, you’ll learn how to see the infinite stories that surround you and how to quickly and easily translate them into expressive illustrations drawn in-the-moment. She’ll share her favorite tips and techniques she’s developed over 10 years of drawing in-the-moment to help you quickly capture what you see, overcome the inner critic, and take time to make art without taking time out of your day. We’ll also explore how this super accessible creative practice can have profound effects on our experience of the world, using our sketchbooks as a reminder to look for the extraordinary in the everyday as you turn the people, places and things you see "on the way" (or just sitting at home)  into works of art. 


About the Book:
Discover how drawing on the way--in-the-moment sketching on a train, in a café, at the laundromat--can improve your drawing skills and let you unplug and engage with the world. In Drawn on the Way, Sarah Nisbett shares her techniques for creating captivating line drawings that capture moments and moods: a young woman lost in thought, a pair of hands clasped on a lap, a peppy beagle, a pair of jeans-clad crossed legs. Sarah invites readers to see the people they draw with "compassionate curiosity--as more than a stranger, as someone with a story worth knowing or imagining." By learning how to create sketches from start to finish employing techniques such as contour drawing, using line work to add texture, and adding spot color, you'll see how each sketch tells a story. You'll begin to focus on important details that reveal something about the person you're drawing: the graceful drape of a hand over a purse, the shy way someone tucks their feet underneath them. In this book you'll discover: How to translate what you see into a compelling drawingHow to silence your inner critic and find joy in drawing what captures your interestTechniques for drawing figures and creating quick portraitsHow key details can take a sketch from plain to captivatingHow to draw scenes and backgrounds without becoming overwhelmedWays to find the extraordinary in the everydayHow to transform mistakes into likeable elementsTips for becoming a visual storytellerLife lessons learned from years of live drawing We spend most of our lives on the way, rushing and running from place to place, task to task. When we have a spare minute, we usually reach for our phones and shut everything else out. The techniques, projects, and ideas in Drawn on the Way are designed to help you be more mindful about drawing, to capture the people, places, and things you encounter each day. By doing that, you'll connect with humanity in a deeper, more meaningful way--and discover a lot about yourself.
 
About the Author:
A former opera singer and a self-taught live sketch artist and illustrator, Sarah Nisbett loves to draw the people, places, and things she encounters “on the way.” Her Drawn On The Way project is dedicated to helping people find the extraordinary in the everyday and to seeing themselves and others as works of art. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, she moved to New York City to pursue music. After a successful career as a professional opera singer, it was literally on the way to her next career in advertising that she discovered a passion for drawing on her daily commute. This daily detour led her to a full-time career drawing and writing. Visit drawnontheway.com & @drawnontheway.


 

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