Urban Drawing Group

By CAM Raleigh | July 27, 2013

 The CAM Raleigh Urban Drawing Group is a monthly group intended for all skill levels interested in exercising, exploring or expanding their drawing skills. The Urban Drawing Group meets inside of CAM Raleigh and then enters the urban settings surrounding the museum in the Warehouse District, and sometimes further into downtown Raleigh. Pausing at inspiring vistas, ignored buildings, curious landscapes, or forgotten details, the goal of the Urban Drawing group is to take time to study our surroundings and exercise our dormant drawing skills. All media that can pack into a pocket, backpack, or purse are encouraged and participants are expected to bring their own supplies.

Participation in each monthly session is just $5 (cost of museum admission), free for CAM Raleigh members. All participants must check-in at the CAM Raleigh front desk upon arrival.

*The group will depart CAM Raleigh shortly after 2:00 p.m., please arrive early so you have time to check in.

Participants must be 18+.

Urban Drawing Workshop (Middle School)

By Mandi Geiselman | February 5, 2013

Middle School Urban Drawing Workshop
April 27, 2013 / 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
 / $30

With instructor Scott Renk

Open to middle school students, grades 6-8 

In this drawing workshop, students will learn the basics of field drawing in the urban landscape. Students will learn new ways of seeing and taking in the world through the sketches they create. This is an excellent workshop for students interested in adding drawing pieces to their portfolio.

Scott Renk is a urban sketcher, award winning animator/film maker/artist, and teacher of at-risk students. His animation and artwork have been shown and recognized throughout the world. Scott began urban sketching a couple years ago and discovered that sketching on location can open one's world to stories and details within one's surroundings that would otherwise be unnoticed. After attending the 3rd International Urban Sketchers Symposium in the Dominican Republic and being immersed in the spirit of urban sketching, Scott is excited about developing an urban sketchers community in Raleigh. This Fall, Scott is co-leading a new monthly Urban Drawing group for adults at CAM Raleigh.

Please note that in a previous email blast, the wrong date was listed for this workshop. The correct date is April 27, 2013. We apologize for any confusion!

Click HERE to register online today!

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. Once you have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:

CAM Raleigh
c/o Julia Rice
409 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!


CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

Wearable Art for your Black Tie/Black Dress

By Mandi Geiselman | February 5, 2013

Wearable Art for your Black Tie/Black Dress
April 20, 2013 / 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. / $30

with instructor Shelley Smith (local fiber artist, educator, former Art 2 Wear Designer)
* Open to ages 13 and up - NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: Receive a $10 off discount by entering your Unity ID in the "Special Codes" field of our registration form.

NC State University’s annual Art 2 Wear show is just around the corner! Come to CAM Raleigh to create your own piece of art to wear to the Art 2 Wear show at NC State on April 25! Shelley Smith will be teaching participants how to use non-traditional embroidery techniques and materials to create unique accessories. This workshop is wonderful for anyone interested in fibers design, fashion design, or who just wants to make something fabulous to wear.

Shelley Smith is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Raleigh, North Carolina. Smith primarily uses textiles as her medium but often incorporates fiber with other sculptural elements. She combines traditional and contemporary techniques to create work that speaks to the nature of private versus public identity, as well as humans' relationship to the wild. Smith received a Bachelor of Art + Design with a concentration in Fibers and Suface Design from North Carolina State University College of Design and has taught students at CAM Raleigh Summer Studios, NCSU Design Camp, and the after-school art program New Sense Studios, of which she is a co-founder.

Registration for this workshop is now CLOSED.Thank you for your interest!

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. Once you have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:


CAM Raleigh

c/o Julia Rice
409 W Martin Street

Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

Branding A Community: A Graphic Design Workshop

By Mandi Geiselman | February 5, 2013

Branding A Community: A Graphic Design Workshop
April 13, 2013 / 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / $50

with instructors Matthew Muñoz (Partner & Chief Design Officer at New Kind) and Amber Howard, Ph.D. (Director of Research & Education at New Kind; Lecturer, NC State University, College of Design)
Open to high school students, grades 9-12

Communities are the most powerful force for ideas and action.They grow through conversation, a passionate purpose, and partnership. In this workshop, students will learn how to use design thinking, branding, and experience design to spark communities and movements that define the world.

Participants will get a chance to work with stakeholders, develop a brand purpose, create content, and develop a brand position package for a community in which they belong. This workshop is wonderful for students interested in graphic design, and will help students better understand how the power of good design can bring people together and strengthen a community. 

Matthew Munoz (Partner & Chief Design Officer at New Kind)
Matt Muñoz is a nationally award winning designer specializing in forming visual identities, storytelling, strategy-building, and making information understandable. He has mapped complex customer interactions and business processes for open source technology leader Red Hat, and built design policy matrices for the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative. He holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in graphic design from North Carolina State University and has held design roles at IBM, Capstrat and Work Worth Doing, as well as his own consultancy, Design Heals. He is the former President of AIGA Raleigh chapter.


Amber Howard, Ph.D. (Director of Research & Education at New Kind; Lecturer, NC State University, College of Design)
Whether researching, organizing, teaching, or designing, Amber Howard, Ph.D. develops strategies that not only guide transformation, but also serve greater social outcomes. To date, her work spans healthcare, sustainability, education, collaboration, and community development. She teaches at NC State College of Design, co-founded a Research Foundation, and has been recognized for her design and research internationally.

Registration is now closed, Thank you for your interest in this workshop!

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. Once you have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:

Attn: WORKSHOPS
CAM Raleigh

409 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

Urban Drawing Workshop (High School)

By Mandi Geiselman | February 5, 2013

High School Urban Drawing Workshop

April 6, 2013 / 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. / $30

With instructor Scott Renk
Open to high school students, grades 9-12


In this drawing workshop, students will learn the basics of field drawing in the urban landscape. Students will learn new ways of seeing and taking in the world through the sketches they create. This is an excellent workshop for students interested in adding drawing pieces to their portfolio.


Scott Renk is a urban sketcher, award winning animator/film maker/artist, and teacher of at-risk students. His animation and artwork have been shown and recognized throughout the world. Scott began urban sketching a couple years ago and discovered that sketching on location can open one's world to stories and details within one's surroundings that would otherwise be unnoticed. After attending the 3rd International Urban Sketchers Symposium in the Dominican Republic and being immersed in the spirit of urban sketching, Scott is excited about developing an urban sketchers community in Raleigh. This Fall, Scott is co-leading a new monthly Urban Drawing group for adults at CAM Raleigh.


Click HERE to register online today!

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. Once you have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:

CAM Raleigh
c/o Julia Rice
409 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!


CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.