We met today at Centennial Plaza, Montrose, Colorado for the first session in improving on site architectural sketching. Beginning with pencil, we practiced getting correct proportions in an elevation view of City Hall. After recording big shapes, we added smaller shapes, and finished with architectural details and foundation plantings. Using a fine tip waterproof marker, we refined shapes. Then students were introduced to techniques for adding watercolor to enhance their sketches.
Students learned new skills and gained confidence in their drawings. Said one participant, “I wish I had known this when I went to Durango last month.” We will continue these ideas next month, again focusing on elevation view and proportions. Drawing is a learned skill. With instruction, support, practice, tips, and techniques, you will learn to capture a sense of place in your sketch book.
Join us for the next “A Sense of Place” sketch journal workshop. There is always review of concepts and techniques, so don’t be intimidated if you miss a class. You can catch up in no time! Sign up using this link: WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
We meet monthly on the second Tuesday or Saturday of each month :
- July 11- Centennial Plaza 4:30-6:30 Tuesday
- August 12- Backstreet Bagels 2:30-4:30 Saturday
- September 9- Backstreet Bagels 2:30-4:30 Saturday
- October 14- Backstreet Bagels 2:30-4:30 Saturday
- November 14- Centennial Plaza 4:30-6:30 Tuesday
- December 9- Backstreet Bagels 2:30-4:30 Saturday