The Effective Sketching class develops a foundation in basic drawing skills. Students will learn to break down objects to their most simplistic forms. Using pen and toned paper, students are taught core drawing principles and given the tools and techniques to build confidence in their work.
A picture is worth one thousand words.
A picture is worth one thousand words. This proverb is saying that a picture can give you as much information as a written or spoken text. Sketching is a visual language that can be useful, expressive, descriptive and observational to demonstrate personal experience and ideas.
When learning to draw one of the things you have to overcome is thinking in terms of 'shape'. We're trained as children to think in a 2D flat way, but drawing realism is best done in terms of form instead of shape. Form is seeing in 3d - with depth and volume.
The approach to most drawing is going from general to specific. Large scale before details. Here are examples of exercises to help envision form.
Breanna Hollie, LCSW, a care coordinator for TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, Inc.), closely follows the young people she refers for services through the Juvenile Justice Collaborative.
Helping juvenile offenders
find a path to success
When her best friend was killed last year, Victoria began a downward spiral. Her childhood had already been marked by her family’s financial instability, frequent relocations and violence at home.
W.I.N.D.O.W. Women In Need Of Discovering Own Worth
In honor of W.I.N.D.O.W., Women In Need Of Discovering Own Worth activist and program founder Valerie Goodloe recently received a certificate of appreciation from D. Sharon Grant Executive Director JTDC Foundation.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters the U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district spoke to the Women In Need Of Discovering Own Worth program participants at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
W.I.N.D.O.W. wants to change the lives of mothers and daughters caught in the middle of poverty, crime, and hopelessness. The goal of W.I.N.D.O.W. is to provide critical life-changing tools to young girls coming out of juvenile hall, as well as to provide support and parenting skills to the mothers of these girls.
The Voices and Faces Project’s “The Stories We Tell” writing program.
It was a pleasure for the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Foundation to fund The Voices and Faces Project’s “The Stories We Tell” writing program.
With great admiration,
D. Sharon Grant
The Karma Garden: A Collaborative Community Garden
The youth at the JTDC (Juvenile Temporary Detention Center) planned, planted and harvested the Karma Garden again this year. A collaborative project, between the Chicago Public School’s Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School and the Urban Horticulture Educators from University of Illinois Extension Program, the Karma Garden is teaching youth gardening skills while planting the seeds of positive change in their lives.
Why we are needed.
The JTDC Foundation fosters community involvement in the lives of youth in detention, raises public awareness of their challenges and supports the therapeutic goals of the JTDC with respect and without judgment.
P.O. Box 6058
Chicago, Illinois 60680