Fibre Crafts, Sketching and Other Workshops
Instructor: Bobbie Herron
Saturday January 27th or February 24th
9am – 12:00 PM
With the right guidance, the humble sketchbook can easily become a doorway to a world beyond your imagination. Of course professional artists have used sketchbooks for centuries to dash off a quick sketch or make a plan for a future masterpiece. This same tool can be used for an even greater purpose: to sharpen your eyesight, open your heart, and provide a guaranteed road to joy and confidence.
This class welcomes true beginners as well as those who are already comfortable with art supplies. In this three-hour workshop you will:
- learn the back-story to a vibrant new movement called “Sketchbook Skool”
- explore the work of contemporary sketchbook masters from around the
- watch a brief demo, then join in to create sketchbook pages that will loosen up your style and your thinking
With any luck, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship between you, your sketchbook, and the beautiful world surrounding us.
'For questions, call Bobbie at 603-715-9152
The Daily Sketch
Start a daily art practice
February 3rd 10am - 2pm Bring a lunch
We will be using different methods of taking an inspiration image (I use Pinterest, and have a board of these pictures) and abstracting them, to capture what it was that inspired you.
To do this, I'll be teaching you how to use different materials and supplies. I'll show how you can use rubbing alcohol to make watercolor and chalk pastel separate into special effects. We'll be using clear gesso, gloss varnish, spray enamel, watercolors, gouache, chalk pastel, possibly colored pens, and permanent markers.
Dress to get messy.
*Spray rubbing alcohol
*blank notebook, (if you want to start your daily practice today. Otherwise, we'll provide paper) about the notebook, don't worry about the quality of the paper. The five dollar ones at Michael's are perfect.
*watercolor set from Michael's $5 I particularly like those paints, they are so versatile. They're halfway between gouache and watercolor, and the colors seperate very nicely.
9am - Noon
What if you could see the world through fresh enthusiastic eyes?
This three-hour workshop includes demonstrations as well as time for drawing together and sharing our results in a comfortable atmosphere. We will practice looking deeply using magnifying glasses, learn composition basics, and discover ways to explore seeing /drawing as meditation. Handouts will include descriptions of the class exercises as well as ideas for ‘drawing prompts’ at home. Materials to bring: a sketchbook/journal, a pen, a pencil, and a bit of excitement.
For questions about the class, call Bobbie Herron, 603-715-9152.