Gangplank Chandler Announces Free Learn to Draw Series

Gangplank Chandler Announces Free Learn to Draw Series
Find your creativity on Monday nights by learning to draw.

CHANDLER, September 12, 2013

You were born creative. You have the capability to write, sing, draw and so much more. You have just learned to supress it. This four week series will help you re-discover the creator inside you have disconnected with. Pick up a pencil and start sketching. These weekly classes with professional artists will get you out of your comfort zone and start drawing. You will be amazed at what you are capable of creating.

Monday nights October 7th through October 28th at Gangplank Chandler from 7:00pm to 8:00pm will be the free Learn to Draw series. The first two sessions will be on using Perspective with local artist Christy Mackellar and will guide the beginner through a basic understanding of perspective to make sketches look more realistic. The second two sessions will be Drawing from Life with local artist Gilead and will feature a live model and a tutored opportunity to learn to draw from life.

These four classes are designed for beginners looking to get started. They will be kicking off a regular Monday program at Gangplank that encourages artists to practice their crafts and help each other improve. There is no cost to attend the classes but you will need to bring your own supplies (pencil and paper).

About Gangplank
Gangplank is a group of connected individuals and small businesses creating an economy of innovation and creativity. We envision a new economic engine comprised of collaboration and community, where industries come together to transform our culture. Gangplank was founded in 2008 in Chandler by Derek Neighbors and Jade Meskill. Since then, the Gangplank network has expanded to Tucson, Arizona, Avondale, Arizona, Sault St. Marie, Canada, and Richmond, Virginia.

Contact:
Derek Neighbors, Catalyst
Gangplank
Phone: 480-539-6800
derek@gangplankhq.com

http://gangplankhq.com

How Do You Picture Your Summer?

Become a better photographer over the summer at Gangplank Chandler!

We all know you’ll be Instagramming your day at the beach or grilling out, so why not take your skills up a notch?

Gangplank Studios is offering a workshop for all skill levels. From intro lessons for aspiring photographers, to master tips for seasoned professionals.

How Do You Picture Your Summer runs May 29 – September 25. Students will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Gangplank.

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Instructors Kameron Williams and Andrew Ruiz are sharing their skills as part of Gangplank’s Studios Initiative.

“I’ve learned so much at Gangplank, this is my way of paying it forward,” says Williams.

As Creative Director of Lillimedia, Williams knows the importance of visuals in today’s marketplace. He also understands the hurdles.

“Photography is expensive enough, spend it where it counts, on gear. Learn for free.”

When asked about helping competitors in his field, Williams says teaching helps him grow artistically, and believes in Gangplank’s mission of collaboration over competition.

In fact, the course is designed with collaboration in mind. Each class begins with students sharing and critiquing each other’s photos. By working together, whichever skill set you’re starting from, your photography is guaranteed to jump to the next level.

The course is divided into three 6-week sections.
Section 1: How To Take a Good Photo
Section 2: Ambient vs. Studio
Section 3: Break-Away and Shoot

Students will need to use their own gear; including but not limited to a DSLR Camera, SD Card, and USB thumb drive.

Sign up here, and good summer shooting!

For more information, contact Williams at Kameron@gangplankhq.com.

Upcoming Events

04/28 6:30 PM
Novel Critique Group for Experienced and Aspiring Novelists

The Novel Critique Group meets every two weeks and provides two powerful critique groups in one. Aspiring Novelist Group and Experienced Novelist Group.

Aspiring Novelist Group: This group is for those still working to publish their first novel. For this group, you need to submit 1000-4000 words via email at least one week prior to the meeting so it can be distributed for the next meeting. Critiques will be provided by fellow aspiring novelists.

Experienced Novelist Group: This group is for those with published novels. For this group, please submit 2,500-10,000 words for critique. For submissions longer than 5,000 words, please provide them in two sections. If we have the time, we will review both sections, but we will impose a total word count limit, which will be agreed upon by the group. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the meeting they will be critiqued in so we can discuss the length of the submissions for the next meeting at the end of the meeting.

Submissions and questions should be sent to david@grendelmen.com

Gangplank is in Downtown Chandler on Arizona Ave. just north of Frye Rd. There will be a note on the board inside the door as to which meeting room we will be in. Meet and greet is from 6:30 to 7:00 and we will start our critiques at 7:00 sharp.

Event Registration URL
http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/events/220810828/

05/11 6:00 PM
How to Use a Plotter to Print Your Big Ideas – May 2015 CraftHack

When your imagination can’t be confined to a letter-sized sheet of paper, a plotter printer can be a great thing to have!

05/12 6:30 PM
Novel Critique Group for Experienced and Aspiring Novelists

The Novel Critique Group meets every two weeks and provides two powerful critique groups in one. Aspiring Novelist Group and Experienced Novelist Group.

Aspiring Novelist Group: This group is for those still working to publish their first novel. For this group, you need to submit 1000-4000 words via email at least one week prior to the meeting so it can be distributed for the next meeting. Critiques will be provided by fellow aspiring novelists.

Experienced Novelist Group: This group is for those with published novels. For this group, please submit 2,500-10,000 words for critique. For submissions longer than 5,000 words, please provide them in two sections. If we have the time, we will review both sections, but we will impose a total word count limit, which will be agreed upon by the group. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the meeting they will be critiqued in so we can discuss the length of the submissions for the next meeting at the end of the meeting.

Submissions and questions should be sent to david@grendelmen.com

Gangplank is in Downtown Chandler on Arizona Ave. just north of Frye Rd. There will be a note on the board inside the door as to which meeting room we will be in. Meet and greet is from 6:30 to 7:00 and we will start our critiques at 7:00 sharp.

Event Registration URL
http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/events/220810828/

05/26 6:30 PM
Novel Critique Group for Experienced and Aspiring Novelists

The Novel Critique Group meets every two weeks and provides two powerful critique groups in one. Aspiring Novelist Group and Experienced Novelist Group.

Aspiring Novelist Group: This group is for those still working to publish their first novel. For this group, you need to submit 1000-4000 words via email at least one week prior to the meeting so it can be distributed for the next meeting. Critiques will be provided by fellow aspiring novelists.

Experienced Novelist Group: This group is for those with published novels. For this group, please submit 2,500-10,000 words for critique. For submissions longer than 5,000 words, please provide them in two sections. If we have the time, we will review both sections, but we will impose a total word count limit, which will be agreed upon by the group. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the meeting they will be critiqued in so we can discuss the length of the submissions for the next meeting at the end of the meeting.

Submissions and questions should be sent to david@grendelmen.com

Gangplank is in Downtown Chandler on Arizona Ave. just north of Frye Rd. There will be a note on the board inside the door as to which meeting room we will be in. Meet and greet is from 6:30 to 7:00 and we will start our critiques at 7:00 sharp.

Event Registration URL
http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/events/220810828/