Art After Dark at the Museum 

Last night the museum highlighted several of the classes that are taught at the museum’s Coleman Center. My Portrait & Figure Monday class had a great time drawing and painting the main gallery and invited museum guests to take a shot at drawing the portrait of our model. You can see a couple of photos of the evening at Instagram.

Our model Leelee has been an intern in our MUSE program since last year, and assisted youth art teachers this summer as well. She enthusiastically stepped up to be our portrait model for the evening. Below is my drawing of her. 

Leelee drawing  ©2016 Peter Dickison
Leelee in profile, 35x28cm. graphite.
Leelee portrait by young Faye 2016
Faye Dickison, Leelee’s Portrait, 9/9/16


pocket knife sketch
Day 1, something found in my pocket. My opinel pocket knife.

Back in the winter of 2015, I accepted a challenge from my friend George to do one sketch a day for 100 days on 3×3″ post-it notes. Each week we were presented with a theme, and by searching #stickysketch100 one can find all manner of sketchy people taking this challenge. I find sketching and doodling an opportunity for humor and wit- I had a lot of fun doing these little squares in different drawing media.

My tumblr blog documents the whole thing. The post-its are numbered for each day. Those wishing to start at day 1 can start at the archive for February, 2015.