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Urban Sketching Workshop


Friday and Saturday - September 24th and 25th

Urban sketching is gaining in popularity, and for good reason.  Using compact materials and supplies that can fit into a ZiplockĀ® bag, you can sketch and paint anytime, anywhere, in just a few minutes.  It’s fast, it’s easy—and it’s fun!  Imperfection and creativity are strongly encouraged, and mistakes just make your sketches better!

For beginners, intermediate and non-artists alike, with several easy steps you will quickly learn how to do sketches of buildings, trees, flowers and people using artist’s tools and tricks. We will start with pencil and pen sketches, then add color with a small set of pan watercolors. We will continue working on these skills on the second day. Next we will experiment with other mixed media materials and different colors of paper, which will be available for you to use and borrow. By the end of the workshop you will have several sketches that you can keep or give away as post cards, greeting cards, bookmarks or small gifts. Perfect for journaling and for capturing vacation memories! 

In this workshop you will:

1.  Improve your drawing skills, including proportions and perspective, in a relaxed atmosphere where mistakes are encouraged.

2. Discover how to correct mistakes and/or incorporate them into your sketches to add more spontaneity and interest.

3.  Learn how to see values and mix colors, using a limited watercolor palette.

4.  Explore different styles of urban sketching and experiment with other mixed media materials to add color and interest, such as markers, water soluble crayons, gouache, etc.

5.  Become comfortable working in public areas while working in a group.

6.  Have FUN!

We will meet at the WAL classroom in the mornings to learn new skills, progressing towards heading outside in the surrounding areas to practice what we learned.  

Questions? Contact your instructor, Kathy Fediw at Kathy.Fediw@comcast.net 



ART is what we do. Come join us!

"The Woodlands Art League" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Texas ,

Mailing Address

701 Sawdust Rd,               The Woodlands, TX    77380

WAL offers a great variety of classes in various mediums for both children and adults.  WAL' s mission is to provide the community with professional but affordable art education to help provide students the opportunity to explore their passion for the arts, improve their natural talent, and create modes for expression.

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