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Member Saturday: Sketch Eastern State

June 20, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Member Saturday: Sketch Eastern State

Members only. Registration required.

Eastern State’s iconic imagery has inspired artists for centuries. Photographers, painters, and sketch artists alike have used their medium of choice to capture their unique perspective of the penitentiary’s eerie beauty. Now, try your hand at drawing Eastern State’s cathedral-like, barrel-vaulted cellblocks with guidance and tips from local artist Dominique Barlow. No prior art or sketching experience necessary.

Plus, everyone who registers will receive an Eastern State Sketching Kit created by Dominique Barlow himself including materials, a beginner’s sketch handout, and some goodies from Philadelphia Printworks. After you register, keep an eye on your email for more information on how to pick up your kit, before or after the event, or have it mailed to you.

Dominique Barlow headshot, a black man wearing glasses and a pink shirt sitting at a desk with art behind himDominique Barlow (he/him) is an artist from Southern West Virginia. He specializes in portraits and figure drawing, with a recent focus on digital and animation work. Currently, Dominique resides in West Philadelphia and works at Philadelphia Printworks, a social justice apparel brand and screen printing workshop, as a screen printer. Some of his inspirations include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frida Kahlo, Kara Walker, CJ Hendry, and many more. You can see some of his work on his website or Instagram both under the name FunkyMonkArt.

In observance of Juneteenth on June 19, 2021, June’s Member Saturday will take place the following day, Sunday, June 20, at 11 a.m.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Member Saturday events will be held online until further notice. Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email. To ensure you receive this link, please try to register at least 24 hours prior to the start of the Member Saturday you plan to attend.

This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online or call 215-236-5111 x224. Space is limited. 

Join us at 11:00 am on the third Saturday of every month for this special members-only program. Not a Member? Join today! Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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