Stockbridge, MA, September 6, 2012—Artist Don Colley will present an afternoon of plein air sketching at Norman Rockwell Museum on Tuesday, September 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Mr. Colley, an instructor for art supplier Faber-Castell, will share his extensive collection of sketches that illustrate his travels and everyday life on the company’s Creative Academy Road Trip across America. Mr. Colley has filled vintage journals and ledgers with his sketches as he travels only with his drawing tools and paper (no camera) to document his journeys. Participants should bring their own sketchbook and drawing tools and come prepared to draw. Colley will share some of his own favorite drawing tools, and students will receive a sampling to try themselves. The event is free with Museum admission, however space is limited—pre-register by calling the Museum at 413.931.2252.
Don Colley has exhibited widely in the United States for 28 years, and is currently represented by Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, George Adams Gallery in New York, Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, and Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis. Additionally, Don regularly teaches Faber-Castell’s Creative Academy Program and Faber-Castell workshops at accredited art schools across the USA. A self-proclaimed old school, Colley prefers not carry any electronics including cell phones, computers or cameras on his self. Instead, his life and memories are shown through his sketches. Follow Don’s travels on Faber-Castell’s Art & Graphic Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FCUSAArtGraphic. For more information on Don Colley, visit www.DonColley.com.
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