Rhoda helps you develop skill in sketching what you see as simply and boldly as possible, using a few very basic art materials. Rhoda demonstrates techniques suitable for beginners or intermediates who want to develop more confidence in drawing, as well as skilled artists who would like to “loosen up”.

CURRENT WORKSHOP FOR OCTOBER:

Class is a series of THREE sessions (Three Sundays this month), with lessons developing from basic to more advanced. You would sign up for the whole series, at a discount: $100 (instead of $120 for 3 separate classes).
We meet at the art store for some warmup sketches, then go out on location to a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. 

Classes are held: October 11th, 18th and 25th. Starting at 10:30 and ending at 1:00pm.

SKETCHING FAST & LOOSE IS USEFUL FOR:

  • Capturing the essence of a subject
  • Developing observational skills
  • Making a colorful travel journal
  • Using “down time” to advantage: cafes, airports….

SKETCHING TOOLS

  • Sketch book: 5 x 8” to 8 x 10”: 100 to 180 lb. paper with slight “tooth” (texture). DO NOT use Watercolor paper—the surface is too rough. Stillman & Birn Alpha or Beta series is the best quality, or Visual Journal with a “mixed media” or “drawing” surface
  • Black Faber-Castell Pitt pens with M (medium) tip, or Micron pens .05 or.08
  • Pentel Brush tip pen (black), with extra cartridges (about $20). This brush-pen can create bold marks with a lovely dry-brush effect. A much cheaper alternative (about $3) is Faber-Castell B (brush) tip pen, which can make a bold stroke, but without the dry brush look.
  • Aquarelle (water soluble) pencils: Caran d’Ache or Albrecht Durer brand, about 8 colors: burnt sienna, olive green, indigo, red, purple, orange, teal, yellow ochre. DO NOT settle for cheaper brands, as they tend to have very poor quality.
  • Waterbrush: with water reservoir (medium or large tip), used to liquify the pigment in aquarelle pencil strokes.
  • Accessories: viewfinder, pencil sharpener, clear vinyl pouch for everything but the sketchbook.

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE E-MAIL RHODA DIRECTLY AT RHODADRAWS@GMAIL.COM

Parking: We have a small parking lot, so please feel free to park along Industrial Ave, or across the street over at the Napa Humane Society. If you park across California Blvd, please use the cross walk just a few yards south of the Humane Society. 

DISCLAIMER: Sign ups let us know if you (our customers) actually want these demos. This class has a small class size, sign ups are required. No drop ins.