Tuesday, March 15, 2022

SUNDAY 3/27: The Ninth Annual Portrait Party


There is no event like it.  

It's not really Urban Sketching ...

but it's a challenge that will tax your sketching skills

Planned for Sunday, March 27, 2022 - Start time 10 AM EDT

The Portrait Party is the sketching equivalent of running a marathon,  - it's exhilarating - it's exhausting.  It is hours of non-stop sketching.  Each portrait takes 10 minutes and there is practically no break in the action.

A lot has changed since the pandemic, and there are several adjustments we’ve made for this year's Portrait Party.


We will all take turns being the model so it is very important that your image on camera is clear and well lit.  Give this some thought and make whatever adjustments are needed so we can see your happy smiling face!  


You will be using your own paper.  We suggest you work life size, meaning 9x12” or 11x14” paper held in portrait mode.  Try to use one sheet of paper for each portrait.   Include the model's name at the bottom.  Start thinking of a strategy to work quickly.  Color is wonderful and most people will be working in color.  Use any materials or medium you like.  Working digitally is also acceptable.


You will have 10 minutes to complete each portrait.  I know that sounds crazy but “necessity is the mother of invention,”  you will devise strategies and by the time you’re working on your last portrait of the day you will have developed your own creative solution - we promise!


You will randomly be assigned to a group.  There will be about 15 people in your group.  Everyone will get a turn to be the model. Each group will need someone to keep the time.   You can take turns.  Be sure to bring a clock or some way to keep the time.  Each person will get a chance to be the model.  You could take turns based on the alphabetical order for everyone’s first name.  It’s your choice - organize any way you like, but keep things moving.


 By 1:00 PM when we finish you'll have lots of completed portraits.



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