Beginning Sketching


Materials Fee $5

September 21st from 12:30 – 3:30pm

Sketching is an important skill in the maker ideation process. Not only is it a power tool for visual thinking and creative problem-solving but is also one of the quickest and most effective tools for capturing thoughts, generating ideas, solving problems, and communicating your ideas with others.

Good news! You don’t need to be great at drawing to use sketching effectively.

In this class, explore the fundamentals of sketching for makers. The tips and tricks you’ll learn will help you jumpstart your creative process to take action on your idea more effectively.

What you’ll learn:
• Benefits of sketching vs. other visualization methods
• How to ‘see’ in order to sketch
• Basic shapes and forms underlying all sketches
• How to use light and dark to give the illusion of form and depth
• Exercises to hone your sketching skills

Please Note:
This workshop is focused on sketching for idea visualization as opposed to drawing for artistic purposes. The materials fee will cover supplies, however, if you have a preferred pencil and notebook you are welcome bring your own.

About The Instructor:
Dave Misconish is an experienced graphic designer and UI/UX consultant. He has spent the past several years working in UI/UX designer roles in Silicon Valley. He has a broad design background that includes graphic design, visual design, UI/UX, illustration, and fine art. He loves teaching people how to apply the principles of visual thinking to stimulate creativity, generate and share ideas, and solve problems.

Dave’s design training includes a B.S. degree in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University, graduate coursework at Miami Ad School in Atlanta, GA (formerly Portfolio Center) where he also taught courses on Design and the Creative Process, and has a lifetime of sketching, doodling, and drawing  to solve all kinds of problems visually – everything from recipes to medical procedures.

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