Drawing for a better brain (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Leah Kohlenberg of Art for Journalists
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 11:30am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 11-13
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Can learning to draw improve your writing and reporting skills? Can you, a reporter who is good with words but only able to draw a stick figure, learn to draw? Yes, you can! To prove it, come take this hour-long drawing lesson from a Time Magazine reporter/writer turned professional artist and art teacher. You'll walk away with a finished drawing and a newfound understanding of how exercising the right side of your brain can help you in your professional life. All materials provided. No drawing experience necessary!

Speaker Bios

  • Leah Kohlenberg is an artist, art teacher and former journalist who has developed a drawing curriculum that helps improve writing and reporting skills, called "Art for Journalists." She's is an internationally collected painter, and in her former life, worked for news organizations such as Time Magazine and ABCNEWS.com, among others. She teaches art globally, including Thompson Reuters reporters in NY, the REVEAL newsroom in CA, and the Portland Business Journal.

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