Learn and practice a portable sketching technique that is equally useful while traveling, at the beach and at the kitchen table. In this class we make sketches with watercolor, pencil and pen with a small materials kit in a small workspace. Class meets at the Handicraft Club, lessons include garden sketch, interiors and still life at the Club as well as walking field trips to indoor and outdoor neighborhood spots such as the RISD Museum and RISD Fleet Library. Beginners are welcome, exercises can be adapted by all levels of experience.
If you cannot attend all dates please don’t be concerned, each student works at her own pace and will learn weather she can make it to 2 classes or 9.
Make-up date November 20
During the course we may go to the museum 1-3 times, you will be responsible for your entrance fee. Click here for information. RI Artist memberships are free out of state artists memberships are $40.
Please bring materials you are most comfortable with. Below are guidelines. If you would like a ready-made supply kit contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-watercolor sketchbook (your preference hot -smooth- or cold-textured- press).
-paintbrush, synthetic-round number 8, 10, 12 or 20
-watercolor half pan set of your choice (more info here)
-jar for water with a tight fitting lid
-water bottle to refill water jar as necessary
-paper towels for blotting
-sketchbook of lighter weight paper (such as the moleskines
-pencil, a hard and soft or of your choice
-eraser (unless it is on your pencil already)
-supply bag to keep it all in such as: http://www.amazon.com/Vinyl-Mesh-Zipper-color-vary/dp/B000HFUEFY
clips or an elastic band to keep your sketchbook together on windy days.
Optional: Portable stool-handy in many on-the-spot circumstances and even when standing-as a table for materials. More important when using watercolor http://www.rei.com/product/765283/rei-trail-stool, walkstool(18”) And another.
If you are looking for more info here are links to my process notes.
Play with your paints, introductory exercises.
Watercolor city garden sketch.
Color impressions notes.
Watercolor green pathway
Watercolor Bioswale Demonstration
Cityscape sketch (from Providence Place Mall)