Graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge to offer free drawing workshop at New Dominion Bookshop

New Dominion BookshopNew Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville will host a drawing workshop and book signing with graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Laura Lee Gulledge will be sharing inspirational drawing prompts from her new book, Sketchbook Dares. This event is free to attend.

In this special interactive event, local graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge will share her love of sketchbooks and demonstrate some of her favorite drawing activities featured in her new book of creative prompts, Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist. The best part? You’ll be invited to draw along! Plus, she’ll share how sketchbooks can help you find your voice, build confidence, and even lead to making graphic novels. Because tackling the blank page does make you daring! Amateur and scaredy-cat artists of all ages are welcome.

About the Author: Laura Lee Gulledge is an artist, an author, an educator, and a proponent of Artner love. Her debut graphic novel, Page by Paige, was nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards, including Most Promising New Talent. Her sophomore graphic novel, Will & Whit, was selected for YALSA’s Top Ten Book for Teens and Kirkus’s Best Books 2013. She has an MA in art education from James Madison University and currently teaches through the Virginia Commission of the Arts, VMFA, and McGuffey Art Center. She lives in Charlottesville with her partner Earl and studio cat Rory. She posts new art and adventures weekly on her blog at whoislauralee.com.

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.


The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
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