Workshop: Sketching Your Life w/Ginny Stiles
September 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
“Sketching Your Life” is a workshop devoted to inspiring you to recognize that drawing/sketching can actually change your life. It is a refresher for some on how to actually “see” things and a reminder that drawing is a personal, life skill that is more about connecting with and commenting on “the everyday.” Drawing can leave you feeling composed.
The workshop is a hands-on workshop on how to set up a sketchbook and then make it a friend that goes many places with you. Ginny will have many examples, based on a book by Danny Gregory called Art Before Breakfast, of how sketchbook artists use this platform to record and define their days. She will give you many resources in the class, so that you can further pursue and practice this amazing gift of seeing things differently. For as little as 15-20 minutes scattered throughout your week, you can find new serenity in your life. Even if you’ve been painting for years, keeping a personal sketchbook can open new doorways. Bring a camera.
Materials to be brought by participant: a journal,* pen, watercolors and brushes. (Colored pencils maybe substituted for watercolors). *It is preferred that you have a 90 lb, 9 x 12, Strathmore Visual Journal (mixed media). A black, archival pen is important …Sakura 1.0 to 5.0 is good one or a pen of your choice. It should be one with a fairly-fine line. The instructor uses a fountain pen (medium point Lamy Safari). Ultra Fine Sharpie pen could work. A pencil and ruler are also necessary.
Materials to be provided by Ginny: handouts.
Participants must prepay a registration fee to reserve a spot in the workshop: $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members. Class size is 30. The last day to sign up is September 1.
There will be a break for lunch. Participants should bring a lunch.
To register, please call Arlene B at 715-385-0299 e-mail email@example.com