Sketchbook

Sketchbook

$60.00
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# 3.00 hours

3 - 12 participants

3.00 hours online

3 - 12 participants

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Studying at The Art Students League and then Pratt Institute, Scott Menchin has run his own design studio and art directed the magazines How and Seven Days. After many years as an art director Scott became an illustrator, working for Intel, Microsoft, Toyota, Ford, Time, Esquire, Wired, GQ, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. In 2000 his children's book, Man Gave Names to All the Animals with text by Bob Dylan was published. Scott has illustrated the award-winning picture books, Wiggle, Bounce and Stretch for the writer Doreen Cronin. With the publication of Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy, Scott made his debut as author and artist. It won the prestigious Christopher Award and Bank Street Best Children's Book honor. In 2012 his book Riding in My Car was published based on the Woody Guthrie children's song. Recently he had three books published, Grandma In Blue With Red Hat, illustrated by Harry Bliss, Goodnight Selfie, illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby and What Are You Waiting For, illustrated by Matt Phelan. Scott teaches at the Pratt Institute.

The class is two weeks of prompts (in class and homework) for developing skills and ideas in you sketchbook. 

This class is about finding a method, improving technique and finding a personal voice. Students will be given themes or short assignments, which will be open to individual interpretation in their sketchbooks. The assignments will allow for personal exploration and development of conceptual problem solving. The individual approach will follow the student's passions and interests. Homework and in-class projects will be critiqued each week by the class and the instructor. Discover the power and value of the sketchbook as both a personal image library and as a source for future projects.Use your sketchbooks to present concepts and ideas.Use your sketchbook as both an educational tool, a process platform and for research.Use your sketchbook to develop a personal visual vocabulary and develop work that you can use professionally.

One dedicated sketchbook will be filled with 2 or more pages of your choosing every week. 
To be completed at home and in class.
Another dedicated sketchbook will be a weekly assignments based on ideas and prompts. 
Some of them are listed below.

Daily diary, interpret a joke, a poem, or a quote, depict a super hero, depict an imaginary monster, 
character studies for gaming and movies, develop environmental landscapes for gaming and movies,
draw with your left hand, art using only two colors, human/animal or animal/animal hybrid, draw on location...zoo, market, park,
dreams/nightmares, heaven-hell, layering images, exploring patterns, mark making and cross hatching....

If desired a continuous reoccurring 2 week class will continue with different methods, techniques and prompts.

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Studying at The Art Students League and then Pratt Institute, Scott Menchin has run his own design studio and art directed the magazines How and Seven Days. After many years as an art director Scott became an illustrator, working for Intel, Microsoft, Toyota, Ford, Time, Esquire, Wired, GQ, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. In 2000 his children's book, Man Gave Names to All the Animals with text by Bob Dylan was published. Scott has illustrated the award-winning picture books, Wiggle, Bounce and Stretch for the writer Doreen Cronin. With the publication of Taking a Bath with the Dog and Other Things that Make Me Happy, Scott made his debut as author and artist. It won the prestigious Christopher Award and Bank Street Best Children's Book honor. In 2012 his book Riding in My Car was published based on the Woody Guthrie children's song. Recently he had three books published, Grandma In Blue With Red Hat, illustrated by Harry Bliss, Goodnight Selfie, illustrated by Pierre Collet-Derby and What Are You Waiting For, illustrated by Matt Phelan. Scott teaches at the Pratt Institute.