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Foreign Exchange: Let international instructors travel to you!

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - June 26 @ 3:00 pm

  • Are you eager to sketch new places?
  • Are not quite ready to travel and paint outside?
  • Want instruction from seasoned international instructors?

Then welcome to Foreign Exchange.

Studio Kelkar and Pedro Loureiro are teaming up to bring a set of workshop that will start online but end outdoors. We have 2 sets for you.

  • Our first set is Lisboa focussed. (Sign up link – Coming Soon)
  • Our second set is San Jose focussed. (You are in the right place, keep reading)

We use technology so that you can avail of instruction from both of us in one weekend. Look at the graphics to see how the 3, 2-hour sessions are planned.

The San Jose focussed workshop will begin Friday night in the comfort of your house where Pedro will instruct from his home town of Lisboa over Zoom. Next day, Uma will take you to Almaden Lake (link) to use the tools that you learned from Pedro the day before. She will of course add her flavor to his teachings in-person. After lunch break, we reconvene for an on-location workshop with Uma as the in-person instructor and will have a booth setup where Pedro can Zoom chat with anyone who needs 1-1 instruction. We will have a system in place so no one person doesn’t overuse Pedro’s 1-1 time.

Our common strengths:
Introverted instructors who can talk a lot about painting. Both use watercolor, ink and pens and are avid urban sketchers. Both volunteer with urban sketchers in varying roles other than that of Urban Sketcher instructors.

Our differentiating strengths:

Where Uma is a shape painter, Pedro is a line artist. Even his complex drawings appear clean and this skill is reflected in his vocabulary and in-person teaching as well. Uma is well acquainted with Almaden Lake and feels she can show you beauty in the sometimes stark vegetation around the lake. Starting with line and moving to shapes or vice-versa will inform choices one makes. Foreign Exchange workshops will provide options for tackling the same plein air spot. 

We will follow all the county restrictions and social distancing mandates. Uma is fully vaccinated.

* All times below are Pacific.
* Zoom link will be shown upon registration.
* 24 hours before the workshop, Zoom link will be sent to the email address with which payment is made. Don’t forget to check that inbox!
* Material list is below in the ‘Additional Information’ tab.
* One 2 hour class: $65 + PayPal fees = $67.2
* All three 2 hour classes:  $195+PayPal fees = $201

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June 25 @ 6:00 pm
June 26 @ 3:00 pm
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