Sketching Workshop: Bookmaking and Water Media
August 9 - 16, 2017
with instructor Giulia Caruso
Make your own sketch book and learn sketching techniques using water-based drawing media in this workshop led by master sketch artist Giulia Caruso. Giulia will guide the class with step by step demonstrations of each new technique!
Learning to sketch is like learning a new language: a form of perception and ability to communicate. Shifts of light and shadow reveal forms in space and we will focus on the quickest, most efficient ways to transcribe these fleeting experiences.
Choosing the best tools when sketching on location is essential for scenarios where space and time are limited. We will explore water soluble mediums, such as water soluble graphite, watercolor and a “water-brush”.
Japanese style Bookbinding is a beautiful way to create your own sketchbook. We will make a Japanese accordion sketchbook with watercolor paper, to be used for our field trip in the park and our life drawing session.
During this 3 day workshop you can expect to learn:
- How to create a Japanese style accordion book
- Gesture drawing as a base for sketching
- How to use shadows to reveal the poetry of a subject
- Using “water-brushes” and how to modulate the solubility of water soluble mediums (water soluble graphite, pens and watercolor)
Schedule: August 9 - 16, 2017
Wednesday, August 9 (6-9pm): Make a Japanese style accordion book and introduction to water soluble sketch materials to be used during the workshop.
Saturday, August 12 (12-3pm): Paint on location, focusing on figurative sculptures that make up monuments.
Wednesday, August 16 (6-9pm): Life drawing with nude model and step by step instruction.
Cost: 90 Euro, including book making materials.
Water brushes will be available to buy.
Watercolor Workshop: the Berlin Landscape
June 7 - 28, 2017
with instructor/ artist Witte Wartena
Learn the subtle medium of watercolor while looking to the urban-landscape of Berlin as a subject. Watercolor techniques, as well as basic color theory are covered in this workshop. Learn how to create the effects of cool shadows and warm sunlight by layering transparent colors, how to control the paint flow for fine detail as well as smooth backgrounds and how to use the brush for different types of texture. Some mixed-media techniques combining watercolor and drawing will also be introduced, according to instructor Witte Wartena's own unique style.
We will explore subject matter and composition with an expanded version of the picturesque. Illuminated signs, trash or graffiti may not detract from a view, but add to an experiential and atmospheric image. Advertising Slogans or texts on the wall show a unique context.
The Workshop will take place twice per week, first in the studio and then outdoors. The classes held in the studio will focus on technique, which can then be applied in the field. We will meet every Saturday in a new location and paint plein-air. See pictures below for some examples of past plein-air sites.
No experience required! This class is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced students who want to improve their skills or just discover interesting landscape locations with fellow painters.
June 7 - 28, 2017
- 4 x on Wednesday in the studio from 6-9 pm (June 7, 14, 21, 28)
- 3 x on Saturday in the field from 12-3 pm (June 10, 17, 24)
- Cost: 150 Euros
- Sign up: email@example.com or use the button below and you will receive a registration form and payment instructions.
- Watercolor Supply List