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Look Inside SVA Faculty Member Carol Fabricatore's Sketchbooks [Video]

To flip through the sketchbooks of artist Carol Fabricatore (MFA 1992 Illustration as Visual Essay) is to encounter a menagerie of exotic-looking fish and birds, wild animals, flowers, elegant statues and ordinary people, often rendered in dark, sinuous lines with inky blots and scratches, or bathed in bright washes of watercolor. Fabricatore, now an MFA Illustration as Visual Essay faculty member, routinely takes her first-year students on location visits around the city to sketch, encouraging them to observe closely, think on their feet and absorb the energy of the various environments they find themselves in. Take a peek at her own on-location drawings in the next two installments of SVA's Sketchbooks video series, both of which appear below.

Fabricatore's charcoal- and acrylic-based renderings of characters from Coney Island’s boardwalks can also currently be seen in the SVA alumni exhibition "Street Smart: The Intersection of Art and Design in the City," on view at the SVA Chelsea Gallery through Wednesday, December 20.

For more information on SVA's MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program, click here.

For more SVA videos, visit sva.edu/videos.

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