Drafting From the Left Side of the Brain: Drawing for Lawyers

For this project, I bring together a group of practicing lawyers and legal scholars and through the medium of drawing, teach them how to draw and thus release their creative potential. A location willing to host this performance/event is approached, and thus houses this one day project. This project is recurring. -sms

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Lawyers spend too much time using the left-side of their brain and hardly tap into their creative right-side. With this in mind, I’ve decided to create a drawing class strictly for lawyers. Whether you’re a novice or experienced draftsperson, I encourage you to put down that summary judgment brief and pick up a drawing pad and pencil and let that artist out.

No CLE credit, no statutes (although perhaps a statue or two), and no partners breathing down your back. Just you and a group of like-minded attorneys interested in expressing themselves through drawing and two artists hanging out with you teaching you how to “see” and draw. This will be an ongoing series, and depending on interest and energy we may meet in different locations around the city, both indoors and outdoors.

This class will be led by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento and Luis Nieto Dickens.

When:  Saturday, May 14, 2011

Where:  Paley Park (next to 1 East 53rd Street. Look for the waterfall)

Time:  11am – 2pm (but you can leave when you want)

Fee:  Free

To sign-up for this free class, please rsvp to sergio_sarmiento@clancco.com. Please include name, law firm affiliation, e-mail address, and years in professional practice. This class is limited to 15 attorneys, so please notify me if you will not be able to attend.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento at sergio_sarmiento@clancco.com.

Required Materials:

1. 11 x 14 drawing pad, 50 sheets, 70 lb. paper (approx $7)

2. 1 Eraser, Staedtler (approx $1)

3. 2- 2B pencil (what you have in law firm conference rooms) (free)

4. 2-Black ink pen (Pilot, Uni-Ball) (approx $1)

All of these materials can be purchased at any art store, such as Pearl Art & Craft; Blick Art Materials; and Ultrecht Art Supply.

This free class is part of Clancco.com’s Art School for Lawyers™ series.

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