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On the Street: Urban Sketching with Sandow Birk (In-Person)

October 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Join Metro-commissioned artist and urban sketcher Sandow Birk for a three-hour sketching workshop on the streets of Westwood. Birk will draw and discuss sketching in the urban environment and how this process informs the design of his artwork for the future Westwood/VA Hospital station, part of the under-construction Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project.

Check out some of the local sights and landmarks Sandow Birk is including in his future station artwork.

The urban sketching activity will include three to four stops with dedicated time for sketching at each location. Materials will be provided. Space is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

This class is outdoors, requires group movement throughout the neighborhood and is subject to weather. Estimated distance will be approximately one mile. Location details and a map will be provided following registration.

> Visit Brentwood Art Center’s website to register

> Learn more about the Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project


SANDOW BIRK (b. 1962, Detroit) is a Los Angeles artist who develops expansive, multi-media art projects that deal with a variety of contemporary subjects, including inner-city violence, graffiti, social and political conflicts, prisons, Islam, surfing, and skateboarding. Birk earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design (now Otis College of Art and Design) in 1988. His many awards include an NEA International Exchange Scholarship (1995), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1996), a Fulbright Scholarship (1997), and a Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant (2021). His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Art Museum, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma in Italy, and Kunstmuseum Reutlingen in Germany.

Brentwood Art Center (BAC) provides visual arts education for diverse students of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences through in-person and online learning. BAC provides equitable community access to arts programming throughout the greater Los Angeles region. BAC is committed to a learning environment that is inspiring and fun for everyone with small programs, individualized artistic development for each participant and award-winning teaching artists. Learn more about BAC at brentwoodart.org, and on Instagram and Facebook.

Flyer: Detail of Sandow Birk’s preliminary sketch for the future Metro Westwood/VA Hospital Station


Westwood Village
Westwood Village
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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