10×10 Step by Step

Step by Step is the seventh class in the year-long Urban Sketchers 10×10 Lisbon.

Together with instructor Pedro Loureiro, you will master a few basic composition tools, to start your sketches fearlessly. A sketch is a simplification of the visual reality, and it is, by definition, simple – provided we approach it with the right mindset. Sketching an urban landscape can seem overwhelming at first, so why not approach it step by step, and have some fun with it?

Step by Step will take place at the Escadinhas do Duque, on the hill right behind Rossio train station, in Lisbon.

Fees:
Single class – 30 eur, students 20 eur
Two classes – 50 eur, students 30 eur
Three classes – 75 eur, students 45 eur
Four classes – 100 eur, students 60 eur
Entire course – 220 eur, students 140 eur

For registering, please contact:
education@urbansketchers.org

Check out the full program in the link.

Step by Step é a sétima aula do curso anual de Urban Sketchers 10×10 Lisbon.

Com o formador Pedro Loureiro, iremos domar algumas ferramentas mentais de composição, para arrancarmos um desenho sem medo. Um desenho é uma simplificação da realidade visual, e é, por definição, simples – desde que abordado com o estado mental apropriado. Desenhar uma paisagem urbana pode ser avassalador a princípio, então porque não abordá-la passo a passo, e divertirmo-nos com o processo?

A oficina Step by Step irá ter lugar nas Escadinhas do Duque, na colina atrás da Estação do Rossio, em Lisboa.

Inscrição:
Aula avulso – 30 eur, estudantes 20 eur
Duas aulas – 50 eur, estudantes 30 eur
Três aulas – 75 eur, estudantes 45 eur
Quatro aulas – 100 eur, estudantes 60 eur
Curso inteiro – 220 eur, estudantes 140 eur

Contacto para inscrições:
education@urbansketchers.org

Consulta aqui o programa.

10×10 Lisbon is back!

Art Supply Laboratory is the fourth class in the year-long Urban Sketchers 10×10 Lisbon.

Together with instructors Pedro Loureiro and Silvio Menendez, you will learn the basic functions, effects and purposes of different art materials. You will find the way you deal with and express yourself through materials outside your comfort zone. And you will be able to explain the use, advantages and challenges of different art materials to others

Art Supply Laboratory will take place at the Casa-Atelier Vieira da Silva, in Largo das Amoreiras, Lisbon.

Fees:
Single class – 30 eur, students 20 eur
Two classes – 50 eur, students 30 eur
Three classes – 75 eur, students 45 eur
Four classes – 100 eur, students 60 eur
Entire course – 220 eur, students 140 eur

For registering, please contact:
education@urbansketchers.org

Check out the full program in the link.

Art Supply Laboratory é a quarta aula do curso anual de Urban Sketchers 10×10 Lisbon.

Com os formadores Pedro Loureiro e Silvio Menendez, iremos aprender as funções básicas de diferentes materiais de arte. Vamos expressar-nos com diferentes tipos de media e de ferramentas, e sair da nossa zona de conforto. Iremos também partilhar as nossas experiências uns com os outros, no verdadeiro espírito urban sketcher.

A aula Art Supply Laboratory terá lugar na Casa-Atelier Vieira da Silva, no Largo das Amoreiras, em Lisboa.

Inscrição:
Aula avulso – 30 eur, estudantes 20 eur
Duas aulas – 50 eur, estudantes 30 eur
Três aulas – 75 eur, estudantes 45 eur
Quatro aulas – 100 eur, estudantes 60 eur
Curso inteiro – 220 eur, estudantes 140 eur

Contacto para inscrições:
education@urbansketchers.org

Consulta aqui o programa.

Graphic journalism workshop / Oficina de jornalismo gráfico

Graphic journalism workshop

During the past few weekends, Eduardo Salavisa, sketcher, and Alexandra Prado Coelho, journalist, have been teaching a graphic journalism workshop in Museu Bordalo Pinheiro in Lisboa. The workshop is inspired on the weekly column “Crónica Urbana” printed in Público, where a journalist writes a chronicle to be coupled with a sketch done on site by an illustrator.

Durante os últimos fins-de-semana, o Eduardo Salavisa, desenhador, e a Alexandra Prado Coelho, jornalista, têm estado a leccionar uma oficina de jornalismo gráfico no Museu Bordalo Pinheiro em Lisboa. A oficina é inspirada na coluna semanal “Crónica Urbana” do Público, em que um jornalista escreve uma crónica acompanhada de um desenho feito no local por um ilustrador.

Graphic journalism workshop

We spent the second and third classes at Lisboa’s horseback riding club (Sociedade Hípica Portuguesa), gathering information for a story to be compiled in a single reportage with sketches done on site. The next post will feature my results for this final assignment. Stay tuned!

Passámos a segunda e a terceira sessões na Sociedade Hípica Portuguesa, no Campo Grande, juntando elementos para uma história, para ser compilada numa única reportagem com desenhos feitos no local. O próximo post terá a minha reportagem resultante deste trabalho final. Fiquem atentos!

Graphic journalism workshop

Bué da Fish

Bue da Fish, Nuno Saraiva, workshop, oficina, Lisboa, Portugal, São Paulo, peixe

The odd name chosen for the sketching workshop held last week at Giv Lowe gallery, in the bowels of Lisboa, has to do with the crossover between pop culture and popular traditions that illustrator and comic book artist Nuno Saraiva so often portrays in his work.

O estranho nome da oficina de desenho dada na semana passada na galeria Giv Lowe, nas entranhas de Lisboa, teve a ver com o cruzamento entre cultura pop e tradições populares em que o ilustrador e autor de banda desenhada Nuno Saraiva tão frequentemente retrata no seu trabalho.

Bue da Fish, Nuno Saraiva, workshop, oficina, Lisboa, Portugal, São Paulo, peixe

The June Lisboa festivities gave him the inspiration for the theme of the workshop, and the model posing for us interpreted the character beautifully, with her traditional Lisboner fishmonger costume.

As Festas de Lisboa deram-lhe a inspiração para o tema da oficina, e a modelo que posava para nós interpretava a personagem de uma forma espantosa, com a ajuda do seu traje de peixeira Lisboeta.

Bue da Fish, Nuno Saraiva, workshop, oficina, Lisboa, Portugal, São Paulo, peixe

There were but a bunch of us sketching the semi-burlesque Gogo Lolita. In the end, Nuno pitched the idea that our sketches joined his own in the exhibition that surrounded us in the very gallery where the workshop was held. His exhibition shows large prints, side-by-side with the originals, of the beautiful illustrations that decorated the city during and well after June’s festivities.

Eramos apenas um punhado de gente, desenhando a semi-burlesca Gogo Lolita. No final, o Nuno lançou a ideia dos nossos desenhos integrarem a sua própria exposição, da qual estavamos rodeados durante a oficina. A exposição exibia grandes serigrafias, lado-a-lado com os desenhos originais, das belas ilustrações que decoraram a cidade durante e depois das Festas de Lisboa.

Bue da Fish, Nuno Saraiva, workshop, oficina, Lisboa, Portugal, São Paulo, peixe

Even though we’re just hours away, I invite you all to show up at 7pm, at Giv Lowe, in Largo de São Paulo, for the finissage of Nuno Saraiva‘s exhibition. And, by the way, to take a peek of the sketches from the workshop.

Apesar de em cima da hora, estão todos convidados a aparecer hoje, às 19h00, na Giv Lowe, no Largo de São Paulo, para a finissage da exposição do Nuno Saraiva. E, já agora, para espreitar os desenhos que resultaram da sua oficina.

Learn to teach

March was a month invested in education. I enrolled in a Certified Pedagogy Course that enables its graduates to become certified instructors. It starts out by everyone preparing and doing a 10-minute long presentation on any subject they feel comfortable with. Everyone gets to see the presentation recordings and comment on them.

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Afterwards, the class embarks on a month-long voyage exploring several subjects on pedagogic and evaluating techniques, on digital assets, on establishing goals and learning how to empathize with different kinds of classes and individual students. Each module adds a little bit of knowledge that the students will apply on a final 20-minute presentation to the class, in which they showcase their mastery on being an excellent instructor.

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My final presentation had to do with everyday sketching. By using simple geometric figures, everyone in the class had to do a portrait of their facing colleague in tiny squares of sticking paper. Then, they would stick the portrait into a scene, which I had prepared previously, so that a group portrait of the classroom would result. The conclusion? With simple figures and no great effort involved, people with no drawing experience whatsoever managed to do a collective portrait of the classroom, individually and as a team. They managed to overcome their fear of sharing their drawings, largely because everyone was on the same level and everyone was expected to contribute.

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During the final class, we had the chance to analyse recordings from our final presentations and comment on the success of everybody becoming excellent certified instructors. Celebrations were held in a restaurant nearby, where I was challenged to appear in one of my own sketches.

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