Draw Derby

26/02/2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Draw Derby! Let’s gather and inhabit the city centre and practice the magic of drawing together – all welcome.

About this event
The idea to draw Derby has been floating around my head for a while – so I’m doing it! Draw Derby is a free-monthly-untutored-bring your own materials-outdoor-all welcome gathering in the city centre. Come and meet likeminded others and DRAW!

Bring a curious, playful attitude, no judgement, no experience needed and all levels of experience welcome. Drawing requires in-depth looking, looking is an act of attention and taking time to draw the city is an act of love.

✏️ Derby is a city full of amazing architecture and sweeping street vistas. The bustle of people enlivens the city with movement and motion.

✏️ Drawing is a wonderful tool to settle yourself in these challenging times. All it asks is that you look and make a mark. Lets get lost together in capturing the city on paper.

✏️ Parts of our city centre needs our love and attention, what better way to show that by gathering to draw it?

How does it work?

Please bring something to draw with and something to draw on. There are no rules about materials – use what you like. No materials provided.

We will meet outside the (closed) NatWest building in the Market Place at 10.30am on the last Saturday of the month throughout 2022. This will be our starting point to explore the city from.

We all draw. This is not a tutored event. You draw what you see, in your own way.

We may move to another location after an hour for a different viewpoint in the city.

After two hours we will share drawings and exchange supportive feedback outdoors or in a local cafe (if this is something you’d like to do – no one will be forced to share).

What will we draw?

The city space will provide our inspiration, you will draw what is around you and are free to focus on a particular inspiration – people, buildings, nature, etc.

What happens in bad weather?

Sites will be chosen with the weather forecast in mind, so on rainy days we will draw in locations with overhead shelter.

What do I need to do?

Book tickets so Karen can monitor numbers

Chose what to bring and prepare sketching materials

Check the forecast and dress appropriately

Meet outside the Nat West Bank building on the date/time shown and be ready to draw.

Any questions?

For more information contact Karen – hello@karenlogan.com

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