Have you always wanted to keep a travel sketchbook but it never seemed to work out? Have you brought your paints and supplies, only to leave them in your suitcase the whole trip?I have a long list of tips and helpful strategies to help you fill your sketchbook, even if you are traveling with non-artists. After years of traveling and sketching I have learned what works and what doesn’t. In 2004, my daughter April and I went to Italy with family and I started sketching. I remember the exact minute in time, because when I sketch I have to be in the moment. It’s not the same as snapping a photo...I was sitting on the dirty cobblestone steps, directly across from St. Mark’s in Venice, Italy. April was 13 years old and she sat down in front of me so I could rest my pad on her back. The sun’s heat burned through the light cotton fabric of our shirts. People hurried to eat oversized cones of gelato that dripped on the sidewalk at their feet. We smelled garlic from the restaurant next to us.When you keep a sketchbook, you come away with artwork of your travels but, more than that, you will have lasting memories.In this class we will go over strategies that will help you keep a sketchbook while traveling. We will also fill a few pages with sketches from life as well as from photos. We will use pen & ink and watercolor for fresh, quick studies.Space is very limited so sign up soon!An All-Day Workshop
Saturday, June 29th: 10am-4pm (with lunch mid-day)
Cost is $100
Bring a $5.00 materials fee
Students are encouraged to bring a drink and snacks.
Student parking available in back lot.
Faber-Castel PITT Artist Pens, the multipack that has nib sizes in superfine, fine, medium, and brush (the four-pack; not the ones for calligraphy)
One 9˝ x 12˝ watercolor pad of paper (90lb or 140lb)
Watercolor paints (bring what you have or buy some—like Prang's 16 standard color set or a Winsor & Newton travel set with a brush; have tubed paints ready and placed on your palette or have cubed paints unwrapped and ready to use before class)
An additional brush for travel (Niji water brush is the best)
A water container
A few good, clear photos from your travels that you would like to draw and paint (print at 5” x 7” or larger so it's big enough for you to easily reference)