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Urban Sketching: An Introduction to Sketching Lines Outdoors


Artist/Instructor: Don Michalak

Fee: is $37 for members/$47 for not-yet-members


About the Workshop

Be introduced to Urban Sketching and explore the possibilities of drawing on-location. No prior experience required and open to all skill levels. We’ll briefly tour the current exhibition, 'Adjacent Spaces' with paintings by Karen Tashjian and Mark Lavatelli, whose works are described as 'abstractions of the intersection of the built and natural world.' After a hands-on demonstration, a discussion will follow including suggestions for creative approaches to sketch styles, techniques, and materials. You’ll go on to draw from a spot in or around (weather permitting) the BPAC site. We’ll close with a re-gathering and optional sharing.

About the Artist

Donald Michalak is a lifelong drawer, he has studied in workshops with several local, regional, and international artists. He is a regular participant with Buffalo Urban Sketchers. He has a Bachelor of Industrial Design from the School of Visual & Performing Arts at Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from the law school at SUNY Buffalo. Join Urban Sketchers on Facebook.

Supply Llist:

Small drawing or mixed media sketchbook, approx. 6 x 9" (larger or smaller is fine)

Drawing pencils and eraser

Pens or Markers, medium, fine, and extra fine pens approx. 0.2, 0.5, 0.7

Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on


For further information contact Kathy Shiroki: shirokkg@buffalostate.edu

Urban Sketching: An Introduction to Sketching Lines Outdoors