One Day sketching workshop in The Rocks

March 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

A grey wet day – lots of rain as I crossed the harbour bridge on the train in the morning… but I did have a good wet weather plan. It included some time in my prison cell classroom at Le Pain Quotidien (new cafe in the old Rocks Police Station) and then under shelter in front of an empty shop in Bakehouse Place, then lunch (and I offered for a bonus demo of me sketching my lunch!) Afterwards, a lovely afternoon back at the quiet courtyard opposite Susannah Place Museum (I am getting to know all the guards that look after this building now!)

Today was all about sharing some basic concepts to get people sketching on location… we looked are ways to start your sketch (including using a view finder) and exploring some options for using line or colour to describe edges and textures. Being Saturday, we had the extra bonus of a few wedding parties posing in front of us and I was very excited that one sketcher in the group managed some lovely quick sketches of one them!

Most of the group had never used watercolour before, so I wanted to give them a few tips to get them started…. A really lovely and inspiring group! Even though we didn’t quite get out and about as much as I have planned due to the weather – it was a great day and I had a ball!

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