Amis Balcomb - The Simple Sketch: Landscape in Perspective (Online); Saturdays, February 19-March 12, 2022

Date: Saturdays, February 19-March 12, 2022
Time:  11:00 AM-1:00PM Pacific Time, 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time, 7:00-9:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Drawing

Join Amis Balcomb in a step-by-step exploration of landscape and simple perspective techniques to create unique landscapes. In this four-week Simple Sketch workshop, we will apply the art concepts of shape, line, composition, value, texture, specifically to landscape, and will apply 2-point perspective rules for a realistic result.

In these simple sketch sessions, the approach will be to accept where you are in your skill level, and to allow yourself to experiment using a water-soluble graphite crayon, a waterproof ink pen, and watercolor, on various watercolor and mixed media papers. Any drawing or painting experience is always a plus, but no prerequisite art skills are required. By applying the art concepts and experimenting with the media you will discover spontaneous imagery that appears. That will determine what you might do next. With each composition you will be able to exercise your creative thinking in where landscape elements go until you feel you have reached a finished piece. Each composition will increase your knowledge of the materials and give you ideas for your next landscape.

“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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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.