Monday, January 7, 2019

Weekday Sketchers at Criminal Court

Reportage: the act or process of recoding an event or news. Visual Reportage, the act of processing or recording an event or news visually,  is at the heart of the Urban Sketchers Manifesto. It is what we do when we sit and draw the scene in front of us, especially when we record people in the scene. 

Courtroom Sketching is a specific application of the process of visual reportage. It is a time honored tradition and necessary in instances where cameras are barred from the court proceedings.  Join us this Wednesday as we practice this art at the arraignment court in lower Manhattan.  Work quickly to capture the judge, clerks, police, attorneys and the accused as they come in and out of the courtroom. 

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                        100 Center Street, Manhattan

TRANSPORTATION: Take the No. 4 or 5 train to the Brooklyn Bridge Station; the C, N, R, 6 train to Canal Street; the 1 train to Franklin Street.

We will meet in the hallway in front of the two arraignment courtrooms which is located on the main floor to the left of the metal detectors.You can work in either one until the court breaks for lunch at 1:00 PM.  We will have lunch (bring it or buy it)  in the small cafeteria in the building.  After lunch we will attend a criminal trail in one of the courtrooms upstairs which will be listed in the Court Clerks office. 

NOTE:  You will pass through metal detectors as you enter the building. Please do not bring sharp objects or cameras which will be taken from you and returned when you leave. Watercolors may be permitted but be prepared to work with dry materials. You will NOT need a stool.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Looking for us? Please only text Raylie at 201-978-6387. 

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