Free with museum admission
Our theme for the evening is deserts, with specimens pulled from some of the driest places on Earth. Our guest artist for the evening, Michael Berglund, is a local artist, designer, model builder and dinosaur reconstruction artist. Michael is currently the creative director for Surly Brewing Company, and will have samples of his art work for them, as well as pieces created from many trips to the southwestern United States and Badlands of the Dakotas. If you have questions about Sketch Night, contact exhibits coordinator Jennifer Menken, firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 8: Deserts
February 5: Grasslands
March 5: Taxidermy
April 2: Exhibit Design
May 7: Dioramas
Sketch Night is an informal sketching evening where accomplished illustrators, casual hobbyists and budding artists can gather to draw a variety of themed specimens from the Bell Museum's extensive collections. It's a rare opportunity to interact with many of these items that are often tucked away safely in the Bell's vaults!
Often, the evening also includes demonstrations from special guest artists. In addition to items representing the monthly theme, participants are welcome to sketch anything else in the museum that intrigues or inspires. Bring your utensils, let the inspiration flow and have fun!
Support for Sketch Night is provided by Wet Paint, an independently owned art supply shop in Saint Paul.