How To Draw Monsters
- July 22, 2021
- 7PM - 8:15PM EDT
Live from Oakland, USA
Learn how to draw imaginary creatures that make people happy and monstrously fun!
On Thursday 22nd July at 7PM EDT, join us for a hands-on monster-drawing session with Oakland-based Spanish artist Xavier Gallego (also known as @eyesores). Xavier has been dreaming up cuddly monsters as a way to develop his creativity and throw messages of love and optimism into the world for as long as he can remember.
This session is ideal for all ages and drawing skill levels.
If you are not in EDT time zone, be sure to convert the time.
What you'll need
Blank papers, a sharpie and your smile
How to join
We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send the link and details to join via email 1 day and again 1 hour before it begins.
Monsters are the great obsession of Oakland based, Spanish artist Xavier, also known as @eyesores. These monsters are not horrible and menacing, on contrary they are cuddly and lovely. Monsters who throw messages of love, optimism and even are able to make your day happy with their sweet ugliness. They are soft and have beautiful colors as pink, green apple or clear blue.
Through this very personal iconography, we can see how cheerful and carefree his personality is and how his way of looking at life is always positive. He spreads romantic love messages and rules for happiness masterfully, using humor and a fun graphic line.
His art has been shown in solo art exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York and Istanbul and brands like Airbnb, Spotify and Mahou, have commissioned him to paint murals, illustrate campaigns or even create the identity of a new beer.
"This class was amazing! Xavier was a great teacher! It was very fun and I can’t wait to keep on drawing monsters!" - Katie
"I can't believe that in an hour I had a sheet full of monsters!" - Kate
"This was the perfect creative intervention I needed at the end of a long week. The VAWAA with Xevi allowed me to unleash my creative muscles and inspiration to recharge me for the weekend and beyond. While this was a wonderful start, I would absolutely love to have more sessions with Xevi to learn how to make my monsters more minimalistic yet highly expressive like he does" - Gaurabh
"Fun STUFF! Fun, fun, and more fun!" - Lisa
"Lots of fun for all ages. My son and I had a blast and were drawing actual monsters by the end!" - J.A.
Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward and would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with 3 new friends.