Flash sketch mob on Zoom

What will a sketch mob look like through the prism of Zoom?

Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) continues its mission of enrichment through the arts during the stay-at-home order with another Virtual Art Workshop Experience. Bill Batson will drag and drop his flash sketch mob from the sidewalk to your computer screen on Saturday, May 16.

Unlike a typical flash sketch mob, in which a group of people draw segments of the same landscape, this event will feature the notion that we are alone together. Participants will gather on Zoom at noon and go over some basic guidelines. They will be given a prompt and then work on it for an hour. (You are encouraged to aim your camera at your work in progress.) The group will be serenaded by some live music by local musicians. After an hour, everyone will stop and view one another’s work.

For those who wish to have their work incorporated into a flash sketch Zoom mob slideshow, they can send digital images to RoCA. A slide show of the flash sketch Zoom mob will be posted on RoCA’s website later in the month.

RoCA’s first flash sketch mob was held in Nyack on a June day in 2012 when 100 participants of all ages and skill levels made art every 12 paces from Cedar Hill to Second Avenue on both sides of Broadway. All of the works created in the afternoon were scanned for a slideshow that was projected on a wall that evening.

To register for the virtual experience and receive the Zoom art event information, e-mail CampRoCA@gmail.com.

For more, visit rocklandartcenter.org.

Georgette Gouveia

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