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Paris Workshop — 20/21 July 2019

- Warm up to Amsterdam

Let’s head in to the Amsterdam USK Symposium armed with some serious sketching skills! Join me in Paris the weekend before for two days of sketching and painting.

In this workshop we’ll spend two days together, combining a perspective workshop and a sketching and painting workshop into one weekend. Perspective is the foundation of your sketches, and something many people struggle with. Let me take the mystery out of for you! Once we have a firm grasp of these fundamentals, we’ll apply these techniques over the rest of the weekend, sketching and painting beautiful Paris. I will lead you through my process of telling a compelling story with a painting.

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Day One is our perspective workshop. We will begin at 10am for coffee and introductions. I’ll share my personal theory on color, light, composition, and how to convey a mood with a painting, but we will spend most of the day covering all aspects of perspective and how to use this powerful tool to bring life to your sketches. I will teach you one-, two-, and three-point perspective, how to find your horizon line, what vanishing points are, and how to apply all of this when you’re faced with a scene “in the wild”.

We will work in watercolor sketchbooks or loose sheets, and the media will be pen and ink, pencil, and watercolor. Lunch will be in a nearby café. Group size is limited, so there will be plenty of time for one-on-one instruction. Our first day will end at 5pm.

Day Two will begin at 10am, and we’ll have a real chance to dive in deep, applying what we’ve learned about technique and composition to create pieces you can be proud of. We will do some simple warm-up exercises, before heading outside to sketch this beautiful city. We’ll explore different tricks you can apply to your sketches, and some new ways of seeing. Lunch will again be in a nearby café, after which we’ll have a full afternoon of painting together. After sharing our work and final words, our second day will end at 5pm.

This workshop will be conducted in English. Je parle un peu le français, mais pas très bien. Mais je comprends le français, donc si vous avez des questions, ce n'est pas un problème en français. Je veux que tout le monde comprenne.

I hope you will join me for two days of shared creativity.

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Materials

Materials will not be provided. I will email a complete list upon registration.

Level

This workshop is suitable for all levels. We all have something to learn, and I look forward to working with each of you. 

Price

The price of the workshop is €190/person.
Price includes breakfast (croissants and coffee).

Not included: travel expenses, accommodation, art materials, lunch.

Registration

Please contact us HERE for more information.

In order to confirm your participation, 50% of the workshop price is required.