In early April, I will be driving across the state to Pullman, WA, home of Washington State University. I am so honored to have been asked by the School of Design + Construction to present a lecture, exhibit work, and teach a workshop! So this weekend is full of scanning, printing, cutting, organizing images for the show, etc.
The Lecture on April 6 will focus on the two fellowships that have taken me to Europe the past two summers to sketch and paint. The first, in 2013 was the Gabriel Prize, awarded to one architect in the United States each year for three months of learning about architecture on-site through drawing! So perfect!!
My project was to study the use of perspective in the 17th c. landscape designs at Versailles and Vaux le Vicomte.
The second fellowship was through NIAUSI/The Civita Institute for two months in the amazing hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio ITALY (where I also teach a summer workshop). There, the project was to create an illustrated walking guide to the architecture of the town--a project I'm still working on!
The Exhibit April 6-17 will feature, oh, maybe 100 sketches from the fellowships. Many of these are posted on my flickr page.
The Workshop April 18-19 is in three parts: Saturday morning, April 18 is a lecture on how to sketch, is open to all at no charge. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning are small group hand's on sketching instruction--contact WSU to see if there are any open spots. Sunday afternoon is a Sketchcrawl, open to all.
Thanks so much to Bob Krikac from WSU for arranging this wonderful opportunity. I hope that sketchers in the area might join us!