Friday, September 23, 2011

Field Sketching Class Tomorrw At Center For Urban Horticulture

The Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is having an all day class tomorrow, called "Plein Air Field Sketching" with botanical artist Suzanne Ferris.
The information says:

Everyone can learn from what exists in nature and apply these lessons to their own garden designs, travel sketchbooks or works of art.

The class will start inside drawing simple cones, cylinders, and spheres and getting used to handling the materials then move outside to discover these same shapes in trees and shrubs. We will be field sketching in sumi and walnut ink as well as soft graphite. T
he instructor will demonstrate how to draw abstract shapes rather than specific specimens in the landscape and translate these shapes into a formal composition where “value veils” help create depth on the paper. We will return to the classroom to discuss one and two point perspective, point of view, and the process of seeing by mark making.

A list of supplies will be provided with registration.  Fee is $75.  All skill levels are welcome.
(Drawing courtesy of Susan Ferris blog)

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