WEDNESDAYS: DUMBO DRINK AND DRAW (DUMBO ARCHWAY)
Get your creative juices flowing in our free Drink and Draw, hosted with Creatively Wild Art Studio. Work with some of Dumbo's best artists in the inspiring Dumbo Archway. These workshops are especially designed for adult artists and all levels are welcome. Drinks available for purchase from Dumbo Station.
5:30pm. Check in & get your materials.
6 - 8pm. EVENT.
Materials fee is $20. Easels supplied for use for all participants.
Advance registration encouraged; walk-up slots will be available.
AUGUST 4. DRAG FIGURE DRAWING WITH ZACRILEGIOUS | 6 - 8 PM (5:30 PM CHECK IN)
Sip and sketch outdoors in Dumbo this summer with a live figure drawing session led by artist and drag performer, Zacrilegious, open to all levels! Celebrate the art of figure drawing and drag in a special session featuring live drag models showcasing the talent in the local drag community. Drag models will be serving looks while posing at various lengths, ranging from 30 seconds to 20 minutes, with a few lip-sync performances to break up the session.
The white evangelical family Zac Thompson was born into didn’t make room for queer non-binary artists, let alone genderf*ck drag performers. Since they’re both of those things, the myopic traditionalist world their parents made for them growing up felt too small. To make room, they’ve had to build their own queer worlds by using their work to playfully expand the limiting normative structures around home, family, and gender that they grew up with, through a combination of drawing, photography, zine-making, and performance. Born in Colorado Springs, CO, they received their BFA in Drawing from the University of Florida and their MFA from the School of Visual Arts. They are currently co-curator of ArtpartmentNYC and their work has been featured in Hyperallergic as well as exhibited in group shows at the Craig Krull Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, the SVA Chelsea Gallery in New York, NY, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA and they have been a resident at the Visual Arts of Chautauqua Institution. They currently live and work in Brooklyn, NY.
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AUGUST 11. FIGURE DRAWING | 6 - 8 PM (5:30 PM CHECK IN)
Jump into your journey of learning about drawing people and develop confidence in your sketches and created compositions with the guidance of Creatively Wild Art Studio art teachers! We’ll explore classical principle techniques for achieving accurate human proportions, learn contouring methods, employ horizontal lines and vanishing points to give your drawings a sense of form and accuracy, and more! This class is an excellent lesson in learning to draw the human figure!
Tyler Scott was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and holds a BFA in illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. His main focus and background is in comic book illustration, children's books, traditional, and digital mediums. He is experienced in pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, digital art, portraiture, and painting. Tyler teaches teens & adults at the Follow Creatively Wild Art Studio (@cwasdumbo) | Follow @t.s.cott
Samuel Bodden studied Fine Arts at the School Of Bellas Artes in the D.R. He has an interest in drawing, painting, wood sculpting, and mixed media; his latest work interacts with the surrounding environment where plywood becomes a sculpting material. By emphasizing aesthetics, he creates form with daily, recognizable elements. When Samuel is not sculpting, he goes back to drawing and understanding forms like the human figure, landscapes, and everyday objects (back to fundamentals).
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AUGUST 18. PERSONAL PAINTING + GROUP MURAL WITH CAM | 6 - 8 PM (5:30 PM CHECK IN)
“It was such an honor being the first artist instructor for Drink and Draw Wednesdays in June. This second event is designed to take on the feel of a block party with many elements to show community love & appreciation, and to promote accessibility to art. We will have swag bags, raffles, music, a store with customized merchandise and a lot of fun: creating a new experience for the community while intentionally redefining the concept of your typical drink and draw.
The concept will allow participants to finish a personal painting inspired by the “The Essence of Flight” hummingbird in under an hour. I will introduce a mural wall for group participation that will ultimately be a collaboration between myself and the Dumbo community. This painting will be auctioned off at a later time to benefit the public schools in the neighborhood. I am grateful for the sponsorships of Terrence Laray and Josiane Lysius for supporting the expansion of this event. “ -CAM
Craig Anthony Miller, or CAM, was born and raised in Brooklyn and is a beacon of the Dumbo community, recognized as much for his iconic color-blocked elephant (which has become the fabric of Dumbo’s identity), as for his commitment to pulling our community together with heartfelt passion and love.
AUGUST 25. CEY ADAMS DELVES INTO POP ART COLLAGE | 6 - 8 PM (5:30 PM CHECK IN)
Join world-renowned artist, Cey Adams, as he guides you through his collage making process in his iconic style. He will discuss his life, his collaborations, and provide a lesson on pop and street art. Participants will experiment with textures, layering, and color balance, so open up your creative reserves and explore what you are capable of under the careful and attentive guidance of a globally recognized artist!
Cey Adams, a New York City native, emerged from the downtown graffiti movement in the 80’s to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. As the founding Creative Director of Def Jam Recordings, Adams developed some of the most iconic visuals in Hip-Hop for artists such as Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G. and DMX. As a fine artist, his work focuses on themes including pop culture, brand identity, cultural, and community issues. Adams work been exhibited at The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, MoMA, Temple University and MoCA Los Angeles. He recently collaborated with IDEO, Apple, Levi's, Foot Locker, Converse, Pabst Blue Ribbon, YouTube, and Google.
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