Pocket Sketching and Watercolor - San Luis Obispo, CA

1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Learn enough to play for a lifetime! Pocket Sketching is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, or sitting in a café. Capture a scene in 25 minutes or less using a water-soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper, and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, as well as the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions, and no clean-up. Workshop covers several of the watercolor techniques of John Singer Sargent and uses his watercolors extensively as teaching examples. We begin indoors with sensible basics: perspective of contrast, color, focal point, and linear perspective while you easily learn watercolor techniques with the water soluble pen. With focal point exercises you learn how to filter in what caught your eye and leave out all that confusing "stuff," and getting the "magic" that caught your eye. When we go outdoors "en plein air," you gain the confidence to go anywhere, work in public fearlessly, and complete memorable sketches in 25 minutes or less. Registration $375 members, $399 general. Materials fee of $42 payable to instructor on first day. Some additional materials may be required. Materials list online. May 25–27, 2018. 9:30 am – 4 pm with breaks. Please register by Friday, May 18. Max 12 students. In consideration of our instructors, please review our cancelation policy on website.