Casual Creativity – Caricatures


Designers work on their computers… a lot. It feels like sometimes they never get to use their hands. Also, some creatives are the only person on their “team” at work or they freelance in a solo space. That can get lonely.

The goal of Casual Creativity nights is to let creatives work with their hands, learn new skills, make silly things with no regard to briefs or clients, to create things they can hold and things that make them happy.

Of course, it’s completely possible to do all of those things on your own or even with friends. Casual Creativity is a concerted effort to make that space for creatives to make stuff together in a casual way that leads to new conversations and new friendships.


From the instructor (Abra Millsaps: Art & Design)

When I was in college and in the years since I graduated, I worked as a caricature artist. All kinds of events - from college welcome week events to bar mitzvahs to weddings to festivals - I drew funny pictures of people at all of them!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the foundations of caricaturing, come to my class! We’ll be covering topics like:

  • Breaking the face down into basic shapes
  • Varying pressure on the marker for dramatic lines
  • Common shapes for eyes, noses, mouths
  • Proportions and how to exaggerate them

This class will split twenty people into pairs. Your final task, after learning the basics, is to draw your partner!

Join me at Crafts and Drafts NC on March 2, 2020 from 7-9pm. To cover the cost of materials, tickets ($15) will be available for purchase on Eventbrite on the 11th of February at 11am. See you there!

This event is sponsored by AIGA Raleigh!

All skill levels welcome.

There will be snacks and alcohol available for purchase at Crafts and Drafts NC (who are awesome for hosting us).

When & Where
Mon, Mar 2, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Crafts & Drafts NC
3117 Guess Road
#ste b
Durham, NC 27705