Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NEW! Live Online class: Sketch Now - Travel Later

I'm excited to announce my first LIVE interactive online classes....

Sketch Now  Travel Later
May 6 & 8 (SOLD OUT)
May 11 & 13 (SOLD OUT)
& May 26 & 28 (Register here
1:00-4:00 PM (Eastern)

"Sketch Now - Travel Later" offers an introduction to the process I use to create my travel sketches, as well as the everyday sketches I do at home.


Anticipation is half the fun when planning a trip, and this online workshop offers a great way to start a travel journal NOW, while we’re all dreaming of future journeys to far-away places. During the class, we’ll create a fun, colorful sketch about the challenges of packing for a trip. The sketch shown above will be our inspiration piece, but each participant's sketch will be uniquely their own. You’ll paint along with me as I design and paint a sketchbook page from start to finish in real time during the class.


During the two 3-hour sessions, we'll cover:
  • How to begin a travel journal long before the trip
  • Ideas for page layouts for your packing sketch
  • How to plan a composite sketch
  • How to draw a selection of border designs and fit them to your sketchbook page
  • Simple lettering styles for labeling sketches + lettering options for titles
  • Easy ways to transfer lettering to your sketch
  • How to draw banners
  • How to test color choices for page elements
  • How to paint your sketches with watercolor
  • How to unify a page using color
This live-streaming online workshop is a joint venture with my friends Jackie and Valerie from French Escapade. They're the tour operators who organized my trips to Spain and Provence in recent years and who will be handling everything for my French Alps painting tour in 2021. They'll take care of the technical aspects of the "Sketch Now - Travel Later" class, so all I have to do is teach and enjoy seeing your smiling faces in my studio!


To make this easy for everyone, there will be a practice session prior to the class to help you get up and running with the Zoom platform. This should help us iron out any issues that might pop up. And class size is limited to only 15 participants, allowing for plenty of one-on-one interaction.

Now is the perfect time to hone your skills and learn practical tips and techniques for your next travel sketching adventure. So come on in and join the fun - you can even come to class in your pajamas! I won't tell. :)


Visit the French Escapade website for more information and to register.

Stay well, and I'll see you in the studio!
Leslie




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