Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New Workshop in San Francisco!

We all have a bucket list, an ongoing wish list of places we'd like to see or things we'd like to do some day. I've checked a lot of items off my list in the past few years, but somehow it never seems to grow any shorter. I just keep adding more wonderful places to it!

But next spring I'll be checking one of those items of my bucket list - San Francisco!

I've been invited to teach a five-day sketching workshop for French Escapade, the great folks who organized my recent Provence trip. We'll spend five days exploring the city, sketchbook in hand, stopping to paint landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge...

Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park...

and other beautiful spots that will have you sketching furiously to get everything down on paper.

For a change of pace, we'll head out of town on day five to visit the wine country of Sonoma.  The scenery in Sonoma is filled with panoramic views, classic mission-style architecture, and vineyards stretching off to the horizon. I've been told it will remind me of Tuscany.

And a little wine tasting is sure to help us loosen up our sketches! :)

I'll be teaching you how to sketch on location and capture your memories on the pages of your travel journal. You'll learn how to enhance your journal through the use of creative design, and I'll help you find the perfect lettering style to fit each sketch. We'll pull border ideas from the architecture, signage, and patterns that most people pass by without a glance, and use them to create unique frames for our watercolor illustrations. 

I'll share the watercolor painting techniques that work best for plein air sketching and give you specific lessons for painting the subjects we encounter during the workshop. And you'll receive lots of one-on-one help throughout the sketching process, so there's no need to worry about challenging subject matter.

In an immersion workshop like this, you'll learn new techniques and glean fresh ideas from the instructor, your fellow students, your surroundings, and just from the experience of painting each day. You'll take what you've learned and make it your own in ways that will surprise you, and your sketching will never be quite the same.

So why not join us? Here are the particulars....

April 3-8, 2018
Watercolor Sketching in San Francisco
Cost: $1490.00 
Includes: A welcome reception, two dinners, one lunch, wine tasting in Sonoma, 
all art classes, transportation during the workshop, studio use, tour leader
Excludes: Airfare, hotel, some meals, painting supplies

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to read more about the workshop,
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