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First Friday Studio Night: Perspective Drawing for Beginners Inspired by Emily Najera

First Friday Studio Night: Perspective Drawing for Beginners Inspired by Emily Najera
Dec 7, 2018

Guests enjoying The Studio 📷 Carbon Stories

Guests enjoying The Studio 📷 Carbon Stories

Between 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free with gallery admission; UICA Members: Free

Browse the works on view as part of Coming Home, then head to The Studio between 6:00 - 9:00 pm to learn how to create an architectural drawing inspired Emily Najera’s photography. Using pencils and paper provided, you’ll leave with your own work of art and a better understanding of how to draw in perspective.  Studio activities are led by one of our rotating hosts, are family friendly, and are designed for all ages.


Emily Najera
Najera is a professional artist and educator. Her research as a photographer examines forms of architecture as vernacular artifacts. Partnering with historic preservationists and urban planners, Najera documents and archives the changing landscape of city neighborhoods. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Photography at Grand Valley State University.

Najera has held teaching appointments at the University of Nevada, Reno and the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California. In her solo exhibition at UICA, Najera will presents photographs of Grand Rapids’ northwest side, documenting the disappearing landscape of this multifaceted neighborhood. 

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: December 7
First Friday Docent-Led Tour
Later Event: December 14
UICA Member Weekend: 20% Off in The Shop