August 27th Meetup: Julie Beck ‘Sight Size Drawing’


When: July 8th, 7:00 – 9:00PM, with going out for socializing afterward for an hour or two.
Where: Academy of Realist Art, 112 South Street, Floor 2, Boston MA. (Near South Station)
Upon Arrival: If you have difficulty finding or entering the building, call our organizer Britt Snyder, whose phone number will be available here on the day of the event.

During this meetup, Julie will demonstrate how to approach drawing from observation using the Sight Size method. Please bring some drawing supplies and be ready to participate! (Sketchbooks, large paper pads, and cleaner art supplies that will be easy to pack up are recommended, but feel free to bring what you’re comfortable using.)


Julie Beck is a Boston area painter who’s work can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. and internationally. A finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon three years in a row, Julie has an extensive background in drawing ad painting. Julie is presently the assistant director of the Academy of Realist Art, who is hosting this month’s meetup.


July 8th Meetup: Kristina Caroll Painting Demonstration


When: July 8th, 7:00 – 9:00PM, with going out for socializing afterward for an hour or two.
Where: Subatomic Games, Cambridge. (Near Harvard.)

For this event, Kristina Caroll, Illustrator for clients such as Wizards of the Coast, Alderac Entertainment and many others will be giving a demo on her charcoal drawing technique. If you are a painter or image maker of any kind, come hang out to watch and learn from this wonderful artist. We’ll be going out afterwards as usual for those who are interested.


Kristina Carroll is an award winning illustrator, fine artist and portrait artist. She specializes in art with a Fantastic, Surrealist and Symbolist aesthetic with a focus in Figurative work. While she loves many medias, oil and charcoal are her preferred weapons of choice and she strives to master both the art of color and black and white imagery. Kristina has discovered a second love in education and has taught a variety of art and illustration courses at several universities. In addition to teaching traditional classes, she works with Strathmore Artist Papers and Gamblin Oil Paints running workshops in colleges all around the New England area.

Kristina is also the force behind the popular Month of Love and Month of Fear art challenges that are now entering their third successful years. These challenges attract some of the top artists in the industry and allow them to push their art to new heights with inspiring themes and community support. Her clients include Wizards of the Coast, Alderac Entertainment Group, The Shelburne Museum, IDW, Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy Flight Games, Catalyst Game Labs, and Michael Publishing to name a few.