Date: Saturdays, May 21-June 11, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time, 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time, 7:00-9:00 PM London Time
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Join Amis Balcomb for this 4-week exploration of Nature through the simple sketch. Nature inspires us with beautiful designs- the shapes in an orange slice, an old tree stump, bird feathers, seed pods, or the spiral of a fiddle head fern. The shapes found in nature will be the starting point for this exploration of art concepts, including positive and negative space, contour lines, the use of Notan to define patterns and shapes in creating exciting compositions and more. Using water-soluble graphite crayons, a waterproof ink pen, pencil, watercolor, and carbon transfer, participants will explore basic shapes and then draw them with the simple sketch tools while applying these art concepts.
If you took this workshop before, and love the process, Amis will be using new projects and imagery.
In these simple sketch sessions, the approach is to accept where you are in your skill level, and to allow yourself to experiment. Any drawing or painting experience is always a plus, but no prerequisite art skills are required.
“It is rewarding to witness students expanding their creative thinking and art skills through the process of simply creating artwork. It is in the process of doing where magic occurs. The hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills that are developed by using the art materials and tools in specific ways translates into refined visual problem solving that can be applied across disciplines.”
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