Next Sketch Outing

Sept. 22: Columbia City

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Bring on the people!

Some people are bothered by crowds. Not me. I love them. Lots of activity, movement and color. Bring on the people and bring out the sketchbook. 

Now that summer travels have wound down, it's the perfect time for more Seattle 10x10 workshops. I'm excited to be teaching two different classes this fall with two variations on the people theme. Sue Heston is also teaching a people class that you can check out here. 

My first class, Sketching People from the Inside Out,  is coming up on Saturday September 15 and just sold out. This class is about people as the focus--standing, sitting, moving--they are the dominant subject, the setting is there but secondary. We're going to start with some very basic exercises to get everyone used to thinking about the insides of people and how we move from the inside out. This isn't a technical class where we learn about skeletons and muscles; instead we're going to work with movement, impulse, anchor points, gesture and mass. 

I've bee warming up this summer as I visit markets and gatherings. 

People in Places

While the first class focuses on people first then the background; the second class we will focus more on the places with people as a part of the scene. We'll look at several examples of different ways sketchers draw people and play with different approaches. We'll work on ways to 'put people in their place' and I'll share some tips on making the scene fluid and believable.

I'm looking forward to having some fun! 

You can find details on how to sign up for any of the Seattle 10x10 classes on Brown Paper Tickets. 

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