Class 1 - PUTTING AN IDEA OR FEELING INTO A SKETCH


INSTRUCTOR: Fred Polito

My initial interest in sketching started as I watched my Dad, an architect, render a tree in the background, after he had drawn the front elevation of a new house. The tree appeared as if by magic! Later, while studying architecture, a common requirement in all design classes was to produce sketch books done on location. Starting an architectural practice, I supplemented my income by producing renderings for other architects. (Now, most architectural renderings are done on a computer.) But all that hand drawing, and Urban Sketchers, has rekindled my interest in sketching. Sketching, for me, has always been about an idea or feeling.

DATE:

12:00 P.M., Saturday, April 15

LOCATION: 

Sulzer Regional Library, Community Room on the 1st floor.
The Sulzer library is located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood at 4455 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625.

BREAKDOWN OF 2.5 HOUR CLASS:

10 min.Discussion of the nature of art, the goal of the class, the ways to accomplish the goal.
10 min. Instructor demonstration.
40 min. Attempt to create a sketch with an ‘Idea’ in mind and using the ‘tools’ learned.
10 min. Show sketches to group and have group critique, including
instructor.
10 min. Break
   Repeat above.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Your normal sketching materials, and paper at least 8”x11” or bigger(larger sometimes means looser)
  • Something that will make more than a black and white mark, if color is not in your usual sketching arsenal.
  • Some thick skin. Comments from others can be a fun way to learn.


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