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:Meet at noon at Giddings Plaza, Lincoln Square. , 4733 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. If the weather is bad, we'll meet at Sulzer Meeting Room, Lincoln Square. Chicago Public Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
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
- 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.