McGill Visual Arts Collection invites you to participate in our on-going De-Stress + Sketch series. Every Sunday we share a selected artwork from our collection for you to sketch at home. Your “sketch” could be a quick doodle, a watercolor painting, a photo, a collage – creativity is encourage and all levels are welcome!
Be sure to send us a photo of your masterpiece inspired by these weekly artworks so we can share it. De-Stress + Sketch is designed to promote relaxation, but it also is a great way to get to know the VAC’s collection and connect with fellow art appreciators.
For maximum relaxation, listen to our playlists inspired by the selected artworks while you are sketching. The playlists are free on Spotify; click here to tune in!
Two ways to join in:
1) Follow us on Instagram @mcgill_vac
We post new artworks on our Instagram every Sunday. Follow us here for the weekly art prompt and other great VAC content. Share your sketch with us on Instagram by direct message or use #mcgillvac in your post (if your account is public).
2) Sign up for De-Stress + Sketch Newsletter
Send us an email at vacollection [at] mcgill.ca to subscribe to our De-Stress + Sketch email newsletter. Each week, you will receive an email showcasing a new artwork and a round-up of the sketches from previous week. Who couldn’t use more Art in their inbox?!
Above: Zara Myles, De-Stress + Sketch Submission, May 10th, 2020. Inspired by VAC artwork: Charles Gurd, Montreal Mansions: 292 Senneville Road Estate, 1974.
Left: Angela Macleod, De-Stress Sketch Submission, July 12, 2020. Inspired by VAC artwork: Albert Henry Robinson, Farm in the Hills, Knowlton, 1930.
Right: Susan Stromberg, De-Stress + Sketch Submission, July 19th, 2020. Inspired by VAC artwork: Gordon Webber, Aegean Islands of Silver, 1964. Gift of Mrs. Gordon D. Berson. McGill Visual Arts Collection.