Art Study Center

Sketch Nights

Greenwich December 5th, 2017

Sketch Nights at The Brant Foundation are open to artists of all ages and experience levels.

Sketch night sessions are uninstructed and participants must bring their own materials (pencil and charcoal only).

Please contact for more information on scheduling a sketch workshop for your students.

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Sketch Night - Still Life Drawing

Still Life Drawing

Inspired by Jason Rhoades

Dec. 12  &  Jan. 11

5 to 7 PM

Inspired by Jason Rhoades’s elaborate sculptural installations, participants are invited to work in The Brant Foundation gallery spaces to create their own still life drawings.  Each room offers unique opportunities for artists to work directly from Rhoades’s intricate compositions, which include objects such as tires, wooden crates, legos, and neon signs, all of which Rhoades carefully placed throughout each installation.


Sketch Night - Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

Inspired by Steven Shearer

Participants are invited to sketch from a professional nude model in one of the foundation’s gallery spaces which currently houses an exhibition by Steven Shearer.  Shearer’s work draws upon a visual lexicon of portraiture and representation of the body, often using found imagery that he collects and archives as source material. Through this process, contemporary imagery is distilled into the tradition of portraiture revealing affinities between various modes of figuration throughout history to the present.  This workshop focuses on the dialogue that exists between Shearer’s formal drawings, preparatory sketches and finished paintings and invites participants to explore the same in their own artistic practice.