SUNDAY SKETCH: THE ART OF NIKKOLAS

A five-year visual journey on life through the eyes of Author/Illustrator Nikkolas Smith.

 
 
 
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ABOUT NIKKOLAS

 

Nikkolas Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, is a Master of Architecture recipient from Hampton University, Concept artist, Children's Books Author/ Film Illustrator . He is the author/illustrator of the picture books "The Golden Girls of Rio"  (nominated for an NAACP Image Award) and My Hair Is Poofy And That's Okay. He also creates activist art paintings and Hollywood movie posters (Black Panther, Beale Street, Southside With You, Dear White People, Stranger Fruit). He is a proud 2016 White House Innovators of Color fellow. His latest book Sunday Sketch: The Art of Nikkolas is a visual journey on life, a collection of more than 100 sketches he has done in the last five years. His works have been featured on TIME Magazine,  The New York Times,  The Washington Post, CNN, Buzzfeedthe Academy of Motion PicturesThe GuardianABC, NBC, KCET and many more. His art has been shared on social media by Van JonesShaun KingViola DavisColin Kaepernick, Rihanna, Erykah BaduLupita Nyong'oKendrick LamarTracee Ellis RossAva DuvernayCommonSimon BilesTessa ThompsonMark RuffaloJesse WilliamsAmy Shumer and many others. Nikkolas also talks for conferences (TEDxWatts) and schools all over the country, leads workshops in digital painting, character and movie poster design, and after hours on Saturdays mentors kids in Compton & Watts, CA, giving art lessons and life skills for success. He lives in Los Angeles, California.  

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NIKKOLAS as a keynote speaker at your event

 

Are you interested in having Nikkolas as a guest/keynote speaker at your school, college, organization or conference?

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NIKKOLAS WORKSHOPS

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NIKKOLAS WORKSHOPS

Schedule a NIKKOLAS digital or traditional painting workshop for your organization, school, university or district or for your personal event!

Depending on the age, grade, number and background of the participants and the specific subjects, workshops can be customized.

FORMAT

NIKKOLAS workshops emphasize hands-on/technical learning. The facilitator uses his experience (lecture style and technical details) as well as an interactive approach to provide participants with a background on the basic concepts and methods for painting. Participants spend most of the workshop session engaged in hands-on activities.
For universities and colleges the digital workshops can also be offered online

CONTENT

The topics covered and learning strategies for each workshop can be customized to be age-appropriate and to correlate with the curriculum content, skills. 

Some of the programs already taking place:

  • Painting/Sketching (thematic, different medias, supplies to be provided)

  • Digitial Painting on Photoshop (Computer-Laptop/Photoshop/Tablet required)

  • Artivism (How Art Can Change The World) - Traditional and Digital

  • Superhero Self Portrait Workshop - Traditional and Digital

  • Character Design Workshop - Traditional and Digital

  • Movie Poster Design: How To Tell Story in a Single Image (Digital)

  • Sketch/Paint and Sip (Private Event only)

REQUESTING A WORKSHOP

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop fill out this form and/or send an email to theartofnikkolas@gmail.com with all the details requested in the form. 

EVENTS with NIKKOLAS


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Chicago, IL

OCTOBER 18th - November 15th, 2019

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Anaheim, CA

NOVEMBER 22nd-24th, 2019


PAST EVENTS

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Dallas, TX

SEPTEMBER 18th-20th, 2019

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Honolulu, HI

@ iHuddle, SEPTEMBER 16th, 2019

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Pasadena, CA

SEPTEMBER 6th-8th, 2019

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LOS ANGELES

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16TH

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DALLAS

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH

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AUSTIN

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH

Sunday Sketch Book Launch

LOS ANGELES

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH

 

CONTACT NIKKOLAS

 
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PRESS

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Follow : @Nikkolas_Smith