plein air sketching on block island  1 day workshop

friday september 29, 2017  9-5PM                                                                                        

Introduction to landscape drawing with a variety of materials. Studio work will be complemented with learning the basics of plein air landscape drawing on  location.  No need to have an easel, we'll learn techniques working from a chair, or sitting on a rock! Experience the glorious September weather on this picturesque, magical island.  

Foundation drawing classes focus on the basics of composition and value and doing  quick field studies. We will use graphite, charcoal and pen to create many landscape and building sketches.

Workshop description:

•  take the 8:15 high speed ferry from Pt. Judith, arrive at 8:45, you will be picked up

 coffee, tea, snacks at Blue Star Cottage  1254 Connecticut Avenue

 9:30 - 12:30  morning class outside, lessons in composition and value, experimenting with materials, sketching in the field

 1:00 lunch provided

 2 - 5 drawing on location with drawing demos and instruction

 back to Blue Star for final critique

 depart on the 6:30 high speed or 7 traditional ferry

workshop fee $150 includes:

 6 hours of instruction

 all supplies

 breakfast snack and lunch

 transportation to and from ferry and on site locations

Workshop attendee provides:

 ferry tickets and parking at Pt. Judith

 a folding artist or beach chair, comfortable for you to hold a sketchbook in your lap, preferable with no arms

 hat or visor, sunscreen / bug spray

  unbounded energy and enthusiasm

PHOTOS:  graphite  plein air drawings by Claire Marschak • Block Island on site sketching locations

PHOTOS:  materials, student sketches, chairs & gear


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