As a Inventive Ambassador for the Metropolis of San José in 2023, I’ll lead a sequence of walks within the metropolis via the yr, focussing on drawing to attach and uncover. Every stroll will probably be narrated by a San Joséan who will share tales, historical past, and recollections on the stroll whereas I information you thru drawing the expertise.
Sketchwalks are open to EVERYONE, however I’m particularly encouraging anybody that doesn’t contemplate themselves an artist or is newbie artist to enroll. Drawing directions will probably be tailor-made to finish learners and provides will offered to the primary 15 signups for every sketchwalk.
Author Lauren Ekin says it superbly: ”Strolling is mapping together with your ft. It helps you piece a metropolis collectively, connecting up neighborhoods which may in any other case have remained discrete entities“
And drawing is strolling together with your eyes and following that path together with your pencil. Drawing slows you down and allows you to join deeply to the place you’re with all of your senses.
San José Sketchwalks combines the ability of strolling and drawing for an expertise that creates an enduring connection to neighborhoods in San José.
Whether or not you might have identified these locations for eons or have by no means walked them, you will notice and draw one thing you by no means seen earlier than.
Preservation Motion Council is my venture associate, and the Ambassador Program is sponsored by San Jose Workplace of Cultural Affairs
Our first sketchwalk for Ladies’s Historical past Month in March, telling the story of Carmela Fallon at Fallon Home, was introduced yesterday by San Jose Historical past and crammed up instantly. However there are extra sketchwalks coming quickly.
Extra information on the walks right here.