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The Triangle Sketch Crawl is where sketchers of all skill levels meet and sketch at different locations throughout the Triangle. The sketch crawl is a simple way to explore parts of the city you've never seen and share your art with others. The only thing you need to bring is your pencils, sketch pad and a friend, if you like. If you feel like you can't draw...come try, you are welcome! Our TSC sketch events are organized by Josia Lamberto-Egan and Robin Eisner and are free to anyone that wants to draw, paint or charcoal the Triangle on paper! We also post a lot of art events run by other places (such as the Nasher Museum) each month, so check out our calendar.

Upcoming events (5)

Draw Y'all Online Portrait Drawing

Online event

NOTE: This event will be hosted by Alison Singer, not Steven Valenziano, thanks Alison! OVERVIEW: We get together on Zoom and draw each other! We start with some shorter warm-up sketches and then work up to 20-30 minute drawings. We usually hang out afterwards, look at each other's drawings, and ponder the meaning of life. Join using the zoom link to the right. Password is "drawdraw" WHEN: We meet the third Wednesday of each month over Zoom. We start drawing at 5:30 pm and draw for 2-3 hours. Timing a problem? Feel free to show up late. DO BEFOREHAND: If you'd like us to draw you, upload a few images of your face from various angles by 12 pm on the day of the meetup to: https://tinyurl.com/drawdrawfolder Try to take photos outside or with plenty of light - they are (usually) easier to draw than dark or blurry photos. AFTERWARDS: Share your artwork on Instagram and Facebook with the #drawyalldurham hashtag

Zog's on Zoom

Online event

**This event is a go! The online drawing events have been very popular. We draw from photos, using a mix of selfies from our members and internet pics of interesting faces. TO SUBMIT A SELFIE (please do! it's way more fun than anonymous internet pics) STEP 1 - Snap em Take a few photos of your face with the same expression from a couple angles (to help people see in 3D). They don't have to be fancy, just in focus and something you'd want to draw. STEP 2: Drop em Drop the pics in the monthly "Muses" folder on the shared Google drive at https://tinyurl.com/somnvzc . It helps me A LOT if you do this in advance! FOR THE MEETING RSVP here on Meetup, then join the Zoom link at start time (Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: drawdraw). It'll be active around 6:20pm. We'll use shorter "poses" at first and longer as the session goes on. I'll do my best to get everyone's photo in at least one pose. Since we don't have Rob the trusty bartender, BYOB to Zoom with your standard Zog's drink, or one of your choice! Doesn't have to be alcoholic, of course. A WORD ON ZOOM ETIQUETTE Know when to mute your microphone! -While eating, chewing, crinkling wrappers, opening supplies, talking to people in your house, and so on. Please. -If you DON'T like to chat out loud during the session, just stay muted all the time. It's polite and helps the flow. DO turn on your mic if you like to chat during the session. Chatting is great! and a big part of what makes these meetups more fun than just drawing by yourself. If we're hearing a bunch of background noise, I'll mute you until things quiet down at your end. It's no biggie. OTHER GUIDELINES -Screenshots are permitted during the session and we may use screenshots as the "promo pic" for next month's meetup or whatever. -If you don't want to share your sketches at the end, that's all right! Just click off your video icon during the sketch share, and I won't ask. (You'll still be able to see.)

Urban Sketching at CAM Raleigh

CAM Raleigh

Here we go, baby: This is a monthly event (2nd Saturdays) hosted through the Contemporary Art Museum. Open to all skill levels interested in exercising, exploring or expanding their drawing skills. The group meets inside of CAM Raleigh and then enters the urban settings surrounding the museum in the Warehouse District, and sometimes further into downtown Raleigh. Pausing at inspiring vistas, ignored buildings, curious landscapes, or forgotten details, the goal of the Urban Drawing group is to take time to study our surroundings and exercise our dormant drawing skills. All media that can pack into a pocket, backpack, or purse are encouraged and participants please bring your own supplies. Participants please check-in at the CAM Raleigh front desk upon arrival. The group will depart CAM Raleigh shortly after 2:00 p.m., please arrive early so you have time to check in. Josia's note: even though organizer Scott Renk is one of our members, this is not an official "TSC" event-- it's run through CAM Raleigh. It's a big, friendly group, with a great leader in Scott. If you have further questions contact CAM at[masked]

Draw Ya'll Figure Drawing (in person, rain plan = online)

2020 Campus Dr

Note: this event will be hosted by Sid, not Steven. Thanks Sid! OVERVIEW: We get together in person (when the weather’s nice) or on zoom (when it isn’t) and do some figure drawing. We usually hang out afterwards, look at each other's drawings, and ponder the meaning of life. WHEN: We meet every second Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm+. WHERE: If it’s nice out, we’ll meet at Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University: 2020 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27708 and draw each other striking cool poses. There's paid parking a block away in the Nasher Museum of Art lot (2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705) and street parking across from the Nasher lot on Alexander Avenue. If it’s raining, we’ll meet on Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/y2cy2cdu, using the password “drawdraw” and draw figures online. I’ll post a comment on this page by 4pm if we’re moving to Zoom. COVID Safety: if you have any COVID symptoms (cough, fever, sneeze, feel just a little bit weird) please stay at home! We'll be staying at least 6' away from each other at all times, except when we share our work at the end, and we'll stay masked when we're not posing. If we have more than 10 people, we'll split into multiple groups. AFTERWARDS: Share your artwork on Instagram and Facebook with the #drawyalldurham hashtag.

Past events (860)

Nasher Sketching From Home: Kulsum Tasnif

Nasher Museum of Art

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