with award-winning artist Melanie Reim
Join award winning illustrator, artist and educator Melanie Reim for an overview of her work as a visual journalist and her experience documenting protests and social justice events. She will then lead participants through exercises on how to simplify and capture on-the-spot sketches of people and scenes to document a moment and tell a story.
This workshop is offered in partnership with the Day of Civic Engagement and is part of our Connect & Create Series which offers a brief exploration and creative conversation around a work of art from the LUAG collection, followed by a hands-on activity and/or creative response.
Melanie Reim, is an award-winning illustrator with a sketchbook never far from her side. Her career spans forty years, with a diverse client list and unique projects.
As the former Associate Dean and Professor for the School of Art and Design at FIT, NYC her love for teaching figure drawing and illustration continues in the U.S. and abroad.
She holds an MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, is the recipient of a SUNY Chancellors Award, a Fulbright Scholar and the Distinguished Educator in the Arts from the Society of Illustrators, NY.
Her work as a reportage illustrator has been featured in numerous articles and books about illustration and drawing. Her documentary work is part of the Air Force Art Collection in the Pentagon, Washington, DC.