Catherine Bobkoski – Painterly Sketching in Watercolor and Mixed Media (Online); Saturdays, November 18-December 9, 2023

Date: Saturdays, November 18-December 9, 2023
Time: 12:00-2:30 PM Pacific Time, 3:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time, 8:00-10:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Watercolor and mixed media

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A sketchbook is the perfect place to explore new techniques, study your subjects, and develop creative ideas – even if you are away from your studio. In this four-week class, we will explore spontaneous sketching techniques with watercolor in combination with ink, graphite, water-soluble colored pencil, paint markers, and gouache (and anything else you might want to try!)

Each week of the class will focus on a different topic: sketching basic objects, flowers, outdoor scenes, and people. All of these topics provide interesting drawing challenges and new ways to use the materials. We will focus especially on using our materials expressively to describe texture, form, and space. Students are encouraged to sketch directly from life, which helps to improve drawing and observation skills.

Our approach will emphasize a painterly style, centered on shape and color. Catherine’s background in academic art allows her to bring a balance of fundamental drawing skills to this expressive approach. Each demonstration will illuminate some simple concepts that will help to improve your sense of gesture, form, and light.

This is a great class for students of all experience levels. Expand your horizons with new subjects and techniques!

Catherine Bobkoski is a still life and figurative artist whose work celebrates the quiet beauty of ordinary things. Her expressive, yet delicate paintings of flowers and still life scenes are exhibited nationally, including at the Oil Painters of America 2021 National Juried Exhibition. Catherine also enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of painting with others. She is a sought after painting instructor with over 10 years of experience and teaches at many art schools throughout Southern California. Students describe Catherine’s teaching style as generous, thorough and joyful. She especially enjoys teaching painting and drawing basics to students in a clear, concise way that is easy to understand. Catherine began studying drawing and painting at The Watts Atelier in Encinitas, California and later at Grand Central Academy and New York University in New York City. She has also studied with many inspiring artists along the way, including Daniel Keys, Dustin Van Wechel, and Vadim Zang.

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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.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • 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.