Sketchbook and Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21 + 22, 2018
10am-4pm | Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 13+
Fee: NUMU Member: $180 | General: $200
All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable
An introduction to urban sketching and visual journaling designed for beginners and those with some experience alike: We will explore drawing and painting in a sketchbook, a wonderful way to record life and the world around you. With the set of skills gained from this workshop, students will have a strong basis on which to build a journaling or urban sketching practice. We will also touch upon a host of topics and techniques that go into working in sketchbooks: drawing everyday objects and people, learning perspective, understanding value and the basics of color theory and mixing watercolors. Students will apply these skills outdoors and add in urban sketching: drawing architecture and combining the skills with strategies for working outdoors.
About the Instructor:
Suhita Shirodkar is an urban sketcher and a watercolor artist, whose work revolves around seeing and capturing the world around her, both the everyday and the exotic. She works primarily in sketchbooks using watercolor, pen & ink and mixed media. She has been featured in the Mercury News, on KQED and teaches workshops in exciting locales such as Brazil, Singapore and England, as well as locally. Her current show,“Sign of the Times: The Vintage Signs of San Jose Captured in Urban Sketches” is a solo show of over 75 urban sketches and paintings in watercolor and pen & ink. At Pasetta House, History San Jose on weekends from March 18th through December 23rd, 2018.