SKETCH N' TYME is an Art and Literacy Performance in which rapid drawings are created in real time to the reading and narration of fables/fairytales, folklore, myth, legends historical events, literature, and music. In addition to rapid drawings, Sketch N'Tyme rapidly uses other interpretive art media and forms to illustrate stories as well. Our goal is to showcase the value of art through storytelling in the promotion of moral development, literacy, creativity, and art's continued value as a critical educational tool.


Sketch N' Tyme (brothers: John, Darnell, and Robert) was featured on CBS's popular news segment "Someone You Should Know" hosted by veteran news anchor and show host Harry Porterfield. May, 2015


Watch another clip by Sketch n' Tyme.  Can you guess who it is?


Welcome to SKETCH N' TYME! Thanks for stopping by. We are always happy to get a visit from fans and new friends. Check out our video clips, performance schedule, artist bios, and current news to get the scoop on who we are, where we are, and what we're doing. Also, from this site, you can book us for performances at your event. Go to the Contact Us page.


Up- coming Performances

We are working hard toward our next performance. Come, and be entertained. We love to meet our audience, so be sure to introduce yourselves afterward!   Our next performances will  be:

1/19/2015 - Black Ensemble Theatre's "King Day Celebration" (Monday), 7 pm. Chicago, Ill.

2/21/2015- Park Forest on the Green, Black History Month celebration. Park, Forest Ill. 

2/21/2015- Joel Hall Dance Theatre, "Black History Month Celebration 2/22/15. Chicago, Ill.




 Previous Performances

Sketch N' Tyme has performed for many venues including: WVON 1690 AM's Kwanzaa Fest, Chicago State University, The Chicago Read-in's "Literacy Live," The Dusable Museum, The Black Woman's Expo, The Black Ensemble Theater, The Logan Center of the University of Chicago. Gwendolyn Brooks Day Celebration, The 150 year Anniversary of Hyde Park High School and Community, and tons of Elementary Schools in and around the Chicago land area.





Artist ensemble Sketch N' Tyme (the Towns Brothers) performing live at the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in 2014. They will return this year for our annual celebration. or 773-754-3923 for tickets. A scene from the 2014 performance at the Black Ensemble Theatre.


Testimonials regarding Sketch N'Tyme Performances

"I've never seen anything like this before."

"It certainly places art and reading in a uniquely different light."

"When I first saw this form of storytelling, I couldn't believe what I was seeing; it touched me; it moved me!" Perry Smalls, WVON 1690 AM




                                                                                    Book and Art Resources


"Tales From The Small and the Exotic"

Tales From the Small and the Exotic assembles twenty-five fables, folklore, myths, and legends from 25 of the smallest nations on earth. How many people have heard of Kiribati or the Comoros? This book tells you where these nations and others are located in the world, their relative sizes and a bit about their culture. Most of all, it will share one popular tale from each of these tiny places. Dr. John Edmond Towns, of Sketch N' Tyme  has illustrated many of the stories; and he has interpreted and scripted many of these tales for use in their Sketch N' Tyme  performances .  Order it now. $12.99  plus shipping and handling.










410 S. MICHIGAN AVENUE suite 527, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS | 312 437-1108; 312 428-9410

Make a Free Website with Yola.