Paris gardens provide a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city streets. In addition, they offer an opportunity to practice sketching and watercolor painting from a wealth of subjects, including architectural motifs, fountains, sculptures, flowers and trees. With sketchbook, pencils and watercolors in hand, join our small group to explore these lovely sites while receiving personalized instruction designed for your individual skill level and interest. Basic topics covered will include:
how to make quick thumbnail sketches to capture a scene
how to treat light and shade
hints on how to see depth, understand perspective and master proportion
simple techniques for watercolor sketching
Participants will provide their own materials. A list of supplies and shopping information will be supplied upon registration.
Locations will be confirmed by email 24 hours in advance.
Learn to see and find self-expression through drawing
“Drawing is the artist’s most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality.” Edgar Degas
If you have ever said to yourself “I’d like to try drawing”, or “I want to get back to drawing but just don’t seem to find the time”, this class would be a great way to begin the New Year.
All are welcome to join, including beginners or anyone seeking the structure of weekly meetings, guidance and inspiration from an artist who is also an experienced teacher, as well as the conviviality of practicing in a group.
Instruction includes a variety of drawing techniques and tools (ink, charcoal, pencil, and watercolor) in addition to the exploration of the many possibilities for subject matter in drawing, either through direct observation or through one’s imagination.
The registration fee for this class includes all materials.
The instructor, Jan Olsson holds an Master of Fine Arts degree in drawing. Examples of her student’s work may be seen on her teaching blog.
Class meets on the following Mondays:
January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 2020.
Hours: 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
Registration fee: 172€
You may register for this class by going to the WICE (Where Internationals Connect in English) website.