Saturday, May 27, 2017

My Finished Sketchbook Pages for the 10x10 Workshop

Sketches from the morning session
I was recently honored to be a Seattle 10x10 instructor for the tenth anniversary series of urban sketchers workshops. My workshop took place in two sessions on May 20, 2017, morning from 9-12:00 noon and afternoon from 2-5pm. This is a "dual reportage" of the morning with personal observations as well as a report on the workshop itself from my viewpoint as the instructor.

From the morning session: I'm leaving the original pencil outlines of my modular layout pattern so students can see how I used (or ignored) them. I added color later to the original 3 sketches done on site and added narrative, headlines and ephemera to complete my montage.

I collected 3 pieces of ephemera for the morning: a business card with earthy image from Terra Plata, parking stub for the day, and part of one of the ID cards I made for students.

Sketches from the afternoon session
From the afternoon session: I ended up with more of a radial layout this time, ignoring most of my penciled in layout frames. Again, I'm combining my personal observations with reportage of the workshop.

I added three pieces of ephemera from the afternoon: my USk business card, partial card from one of my students' ID badge, the demo page from my spiral sketchbook with the actual demonstration sketches done on site for the afternoon class, glued on.

Thanks, everyone, for being such an inspiring group of students. It was great fun sharing a few tips and sketching our "sunny" city of Seattle with you!

WIP My USK10x10 Visual Journal

Right now it's 84° in the shade as I work on the finishing touches for my Visual Journaling urban sketchers sketch book. I'm gluing in a few bits of ephemera and adding some narrative to the sketches I did while on location with my students at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle last Saturday morning.

I'm going to have to go inside where it's a bit cooler to finish this up and I will post those results as soon as possible.

For photos taken at the workshop, please visit my Flickr album. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Urban Sketchers Show on Seattle Artwalk, May 4

I'm pleased to announce that my sketches are included in the group show "Urban Sketchers 10 Years"  by the Seattle Urban Sketchers who are instructors of the 10x10 workshop series. 2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of Urban Sketchers worldwide, founded by Seattleite Gabi Campanario. 

Friends and family are invited to an opening reception at the Center for Architecture & Design (1010 Western Ave, Seattle) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday May 4th for the Seattle Art Walk.  The rest of the time the exhibit can be seen during regular hours except when there is a committee meeting in the board room.  On Thursday light snacks and refreshments (wine and beer) will be served.  There is a larger exhibit ongoing at the center and so ours will be in the board room right off from the entry.

Prints of my sketches of Shilshole Marina & Sunset View Condos and Gasworks Marina Boathouse are in the exhibit.
There are a few spots left in my workshop on May 20.