I am very pleased to announce a new 2 day workshop Thursday 10 – Friday 11 July in The Rocks area of Sydney.
My definition of sketching is a fast personal response and record of the moment – it is not an elaborate drawing or a polished painting. My goal of working spontaneously means that I am constantly sharpening foundational drawing and painting skills – this is what I want to share in this workshop.
We will be using the Tea Cosy’s amazing collection of teacups and tea cosies as our subject matter for the morning session – I can think of no better subjects to explain my core concepts! We will then go out in the afternoon to put these principles into action on the streets in the visually rich area of the Rocks.
Day 1: The fundamental principles
The importance of learning to see and three ‘ways of seeing’ that I use
Approaches to composition and how to put it into practice out on location
Day 2: Fundamentals applied to spontaneous sketching with the restriction of time!
Ways of starting and developing your sketch – to setup or not, edges, tones, colour
How to simplify a complex scene, create a strong focus and tell a story about where you are
This workshop is designed for beginners but will also include more advanced exercises for experienced sketchers. The morning sessions focus on structured exercises the afternoon will allow for more tailored 1-on-1 instruction.
My weekly classes are still on hold and this is the only workshop I will be doing till late Sept (at the earliest) So if you are interested….Please email me now lizsteel (at) gmail (dot) com?
Finally: For those of you who are doing sketchbook skool…. I think the content will fit in with kourse 2’s theme of ‘seeing’ – and it is an introduction to my own week (which will be in early August)