Spring Sketchbook Collective Schedule

Below is the spring schedule for the JSMAC Sketchbook Collective. Prompts will be posted to the blog and Facebook page every Wednesday. Meetups are every other Sunday. Bring your own supplies and sketchbook (if you have one),  otherwise we have sketchbooks available. These meetups are drop-in, no skill necessary and all are welcome! They are mostly self-led, as each of us works in different ways, but there will be some direction if wanted, and there are always opportunities for feedback. This is a great way to relax and put your creativity to work.

The Open Figure Drawing at MECCA are open, pay-what-you-want figure drawing sessions with a nude model. MECCA hosts these every Thursday but we will go twice as a group.

We’ll be outside mostly, but if it happens to rain we can work inside the JSMA.

Thursday, April 28, 4:00 MECCA – Open Figure Drawing
Sunday, May 1, 11:00 Vero Espresso Patio
Sunday, May 15, 11:00 Campus (outdoors); meet in front of JSMA
Thursday, May 19, 4:00 MECCA – Open Figure Drawing
Sunday,  May 29, 11:00 Campus (outdoors); meet in front of JSMA
Sunday, June 12, 11:00 Campus (outdoors); meet in front of JSMA

This Week at the JSMA: 3/7/16

Here is our weekly update of events and activities happening at the JSMA and with JSMAC!

**The next update will be in Week 1 of the Spring Term! Good luck on finals and enjoy your Spring Break!!**

Wednesday, March 9:

It is the final day submit art work for the Spring Art exhibition, Taboo! Submissions are accepted until midnight!


Schnitzer Cinema: Hardcore Home Movies with curators Bradford Noreen and Clara Lopez Menendez of the Dirty Looks Collective

7:00 PM

This radically fun and eclectic collection of queer film and video works, draws from punk and queercore archives and includes works by Jonesy, Jill Reiter, G.B. Jones and Greta Snider, in addition to unearthing recent finds and lesser- known titles. Bradford Nordeen launched Dirty Looks as a monthly platform for queer experimental film and video in 2011 and has brought it to a variety of venues, from film festivals and museums to rooftops and unlikely social spaces in New York and on the West Coast. Here’s more information.

Sketching at the JSMA

Join us this Sunday at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to sketch! We’ll meet at 11:00 at the front desk. Bring a pencil; pens are not allowed in the upstairs galleries.
JSMAC Sketchbook Prompt: Do an art critique or analysis of a work that you are drawn to in the museum. First spend a few minutes just looking. Sketch the artwork, then write your comments or a reflection. Why were you drawn to the particular artwork? What did you see that intrigued you? What meaning can you gather? What formal elements do you see and how do they convey meaning? 

This Week at the JSMA: 2/29/16

Here is our weekly update of events and activities happening at the JSMA and with JSMAC!


Wednesday, March 2:

5:30 PM

Different Views: A Gallery Tour of From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker

What do you see when you look at a Brian Lanker photograph?  Join Jill Hartz Executive Director and in-house curator of the exhibition, as she explores the photographer’s work with Rupert Jenkins, freelance photography curator, editor, and non-profit arts manager; Julianna H. Newton, Edwin L. Artzt Interim Dean and Professor of Visual Communication, UO School of Journalism and Communication; Rachelle H Saltzman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Oregon Folklife Network; and Rick Williams, photographer and Dean of the Arts, Lane Community College.


Saturday, March 5:

2:00 PM

Two-Way Mirror-Photographing Self and Others

A conversation with Thom Sempere, director, Photo Alliance, San Francisco; Rupert Jenkins, freelance photography curator, editor, and non-profit arts manager; and Terri Warpinski, UO professor of art and photographer.


Throughout the Week of February 29:

All JSMAC Members should sign up for an Influx Committee! Though we are concentrating on our Student Art Exhibition, we are ready to start planning for Influx, as well!

Our Call for Art for the Spring Student Art Exhibition, Taboo!, is ongoing this week! Feel free to share with friends and classmates as we would love to feature students from varied disciplines! See the flyer below for more information:

Taboo Call for Art JSMAC

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