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As part of a B-Corporation commitment to social engagement and responsibility, The Gladstone Hotel works with community partners and artists on a host of cultural events, from Pride parties to trivia nights. If you have a proposal for a cultural-events partnership, please out our partnership request form.

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Get School’d: Unlock Your Creativity w/ Sketchbooks

July 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Unlock Your Creativity w/ Sketchbooks is a two hour moving meditation set to music and led by award winning comic artist Michael Comeau. Tickets are $20 and include an artist designed sketchbook. Buy your tickets here.

By keeping the pen (no erasing here) in motion we are creating a system of practice to breach the hesitation around using your sketchbook. Drawing to know not drawing what you know or knowing what to draw. Instigating a flow state rather than waiting for a traumatic birth of inspiration. We are not waiting around for a radioactive spider to bite us to become Spiderman. We are growing spiders. The act of doodling increases memory retention by 29%. It engages the four ways of information intake, visual, auditory, reading/writing, kinesthetic, plus emotion equals learning.

We will cycle through such principles as:

  • Perspective: spatial delineations to present a “where” both interior and exterior.
  • Fractals: building of the picture plane with shapes. The repeating natural shapes that form our world. Platonic solids, tiling of the Euclidean plane. “What”
  • Face: Proportion, the spectrum of rendering and archetypal impact, abbreviations of feature. “Who”
  • Figure: Proportion 7.5-8.5 heads tall. Figure in motion. “How” …and of course the “Why”, sketchbooks are for random mark making and thinking things through. It is private, it is where your trash goes but from your trash you find treasure.


July 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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