The Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to present a free art workshop for adults and teens, to be held on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 2 pm. Scheduled to coincide with local schools’ spring breaks, the workshop will be lead by Veronica Lawlor, artist and author of One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media (Quarry Books, 2011).
Ms. Lawlor will speak, lead a drawing exercise, and sign books. Copies of her book will be available to purchase, although no purchase is required to attend this session.
This workshop is geared towards beginners as well as experienced artists. Veronica Lawlor will use principles from the book, which she describes as “work of myself and the other 7 members of Studio 1482. I selected work from our One Drawing a Day blog that I thought would be perfect to inspire readers, and then wrote an exercise that would be an extension of that illustration that they could do themselves. That’s the way to be influenced by art – not by copying, but by taking it as a point of departure…I wanted to make sure this was not a how-to technique book, but a how-to creativity book. I wanted a book that would inspire people to create art through playing and experimenting, getting their hands dirty, seeing what they could come up with, and retaining their individuality.”
Registration is open to adults and teens, grades 7 and up, and is required for this program. Interested participants can register on the library web site (http://www.scotlib.org/register-for-a-program/), in person, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 908-322-5007 ext. 204.
Veronica Lawlor creates illustration for advertising, editorial, publishing and institutional clients, with a focus on reportage drawing and a fashionable flair. Pen and ink work a specialty. Ms. Lawlor has been recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration, the Rx Club and the Society of Illustrators. She is the president of Studio 1482, an illustration collective, and teaches at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and Dalvero Academy.
Ms. Lawlor’s work has appeared in numerous publications and her picture book, I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories of the Ellis Island Oral History Project (Viking) was honored by the National Council for Social Studies, and exhibited in Washington DC. She has also shown her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Puck Gallery, Gallery 1482, the Society of Illustrators, the Rx Club and the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration.