Get the most out of Sketching in Practice and Pack your iPad!

Man with iPad for head

Pencils are great. Seriously, we have nothing against them. In fact, some of our best friends are pencils.

However,  if you want to get the most out of the Sketching in Practice Symposium, we strongly recommend you bring an iPad.

Though its not required, it will allow you to try out some of the amazing tools our presenters will be sharing in real-time,  including:

And remember if you don’t have one don’t worry. Like showers, iPads are best enjoyed when shared with a friend.

Further note: please download the following apps to prepare for these sessions (* indicates that it is required).

For Amy Burvall’s session:

  • ImgPlay*
  • Splice*
  • Megaphoto*
  • MotionPortrait*
  • Thinglink
  • Squigglish
  • Enlight
  • Explain Everything
  • TypeDrawing
  • ShadowPuppet

For Alon Chitayat’s session:

  • Jamboard*

For Jessica Motherwell and Krista Lambert’s session:

  • ComicBook*

Live from New York: It’s Alon Chitayat (cue Saturday Night Live Band)

Anon Chitayat Train

There’s a reason the Draw Something app was downloaded over 20 Million Times.

Connecting over sketches can be an exciting, fun, and insightful means of creative communication.

Alon Chitayat, senior UX and motion designer at Google and NYU professor, has been taking creative improvisation even further with a series of real-time collaborative drawing projects. 

Come to his SkIp session, which will be mediated via Google’s Jamboard, to learn more about how to tap into the power of sketch-jamming. 

Pride, Cancer, and the Working Class: Kara Sievewright Draws It All Together

Pride Has Always Been Political Poster

Ever thought drawing is just about making pretty pictures?

Meet Kara Sievewright.

Demonstrating the amazing power of her craft, Sievewright’s work is building awareness around not one but three different social issues: the queer and trans movement, Canadian labour history, and cancer patient identity.

Sievewright, alongside Paul Buhle and the other members of the Graphic History Collective, were recently awarded the 2017 Wilson Book Prize for their book, Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle.

A contributor of the Radical History Poster Project, Sievewright also recently released the amazing image above which aims to inspire social transformation by highlighting the radical roots of the Pride movement.

 As if that wasn’t enough, Sievewright is also presenting this weekend at the 2017 Graphic Medicine Seattle conference on her comic about cancer and queerness. 

Come to her upcoming SkIP session to learn more about how she is using drawing to redraw the world in so many different ways.