TICKETS: Workshop: Blurred Lines, Oct 2017

TICKETS: Workshop: Blurred Lines, Oct 2017

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Join me and an intimate group as we build our skills in edge variety and work towards a plein air painting in this intense 2-day workshop. The workshop aims to build confidence in using a brush as an efficient drawing tool while teaching how variety of lost and found edges inserts interest in a painting.

Arch Art and Drafting Supplies store lends it’s light filled studio for our in-studio exercises. They will also have the art materials I use in stock other than the extensive collection of pigments, inks and art materials they always carry for purchase. Day two will use the lessons of day 1 and homework in a larger plein air painting.

Friday, October 20, 4PM-7PM + homework
Saturday, October 21, 12PM-4PM

If you sign up, it is assumed you’ve read the FAQ below, so please do read!

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The September workshop filled up before local watercolor society could publish dates. Therefore, another round of workshop is scheduled for October 20 & 21, 2017, at the same venue as September, ie. Arch Art and Drafting Supply, San Francisco. October is the final time Blurred Lines workshop will be offered.

We all want the point of interest in our paintings to have a contrast – a value contrast, a color contrast and now, how about edge contrast? Let the areas outside of center of interest become shapes that melt into each other while having a mix of sharp and soft edges only within the circle of interest. When you don’t have to worry about colors mixing in large portions of your sketch, you can draw directly with a brush making for a speedy capture. I will teach the different types of edges, their typical use and practice with the attendees. Though proficiency with edges is not a pre-requisite, familiarity with watercolor is a must.


Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?

18 years or older

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited parking within Arch Supply premises available. Street parking is available.

What can I bring to the workshop?

Supply list will be emailed to you upon booking your ticket & two weeks prior to the workshop.

What’s the refund policy?

No refunds unless venue/dates change.

Is previous watercolor experience required?

Yes, previous watercolor experience is needed.

Is this a repeat of the workshop held in Chicago for the Urban Sketchers’ Symposium?

USK symposium workshops are 3 hour long workshops held outdoors. This is a more intense workshop where we will start with exercises in studio before we step out the next day. There will be homework given between two days and working on it will enable greater success with the workshop. The aim of the workshop will be to push our boundaries, therefore, expect to be uncomfortable.

How big is the class?

We will be ~12 of us.

Why these timings?

Bay area lifestyle means that we want to have our day in office but not give up our entire weekends to hobbies. So, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon made most sense. See you there!

Seriously, there is homework?

Yup. Nothing substitutes self practice done in solitude, therefore homework. I will bring my A game to the workshop and I expect the attendees to put in their best effort too.


1 review for TICKETS: Workshop: Blurred Lines, Oct 2017

  1. 5 out of 5

    I was definitely only marginally ready for the class. That said, I got so much from it.
    It was well organized and thoughtfully presented: in class practice and some homework on the various elements we would be tackling, on site painting, a demonstration of Uma’s approach. There was also critiquing along the way.
    The artists participating in the class were also inspiring. It was fun to see their work.
    It all made me want to continue to learn in this fascinating medium.

    The artist

    Janet Platin
    Janet Platin
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