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10 tools: How to combine weak elements into a strong sketch

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Fishermans Wharf

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San Francisco, CA 94133

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You want to get more comfortable in your sketching and develop further in order to capture without intimidation the moments of your life and the places you visit? But a big problem for you is finding the time to work on your sketching and know how to improve?

Here is a program that will take you from basics to advanced topics in 5 classes before the summer.

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If the class is sold out, please register on the waitlist. A second day will be made available.
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This is class 4: 10 tools: How to combine weak elements into a strong sketch
(here is class 1.)
(here is class 2.)
(here is class 3.)
(here is class 5.)

Often we see things that appeal to us—a piece of furniture, a button, something on display on the street —but we don’t sketch them because they may be a weak motif by themselves.

In this workshop we will learn strategies to combine many disparate elements into an interesting and good looking spread that tells the story of a place. We will practice this skill at Fisherman's Warf, where we assemble personal spreads out of the many items that surround us. I will demonstrate how to stay loose when drawing and introduce 10 strategies to form a rich picture out of the individual elements. Participants will then select from the tools presented and draw their own 2 spreads. Half way through one-on-one feedback will help to solidify the approaches. In the end we will develop our work further and add a center of interest. For this we will use the watercolor skills we developed in class 2. (If you did not take this class, this is o.k. also). We will share our work and discuss the results.

The workshop works well for students at all levels, because of its multi parallel nature. Some of the tools presented may be easier or harder to apply for individual student, but everyone can choose how much they would like to challenge themselves. The workshop is also largely independent of drawing ability, which makes it exciting for beginners and more seasoned sketchers interested in composition on the fly.

The workshop comes with a handout that illustrates every tool. Examples from the handout will be discussed. Get in touch (hoelleroliver@gmail.com) and I will send the handout to you so you get a better idea what will be covered.

A material list, handout and further details will be made available after sign up about a week before the class.
Number of students: min.8/ max.15

By registering for the workshop, participants agree that photos taken of the workshop can be used by the instructor and on the Urban Sketchers online platforms for promotion of future workshops.

INSTRUCTOR

When he was 9 years old, Oliver wanted to be an artist, a scientist and a pirate. He had a gallery in his bedroom and caught salamanders for his terrarium. Fast forward: Oliver holds a PhD in molecular biology, and in 2015 combined his passions: He runs an illustration service focused on sciency topics.

Oliver loves reportage and has published a travelogue No Road In No Road Out: Slowboating the Amazon, which was selected as a finalist for the Reportager Award. He tends to see the humorous and ironic and has taught sketching workshops in the Bay Area and Europe.

Find more about him here:

oliverhoeller.com
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Urban Sketchers

and if you have any questions, please get in touch:
hoelleroliver@gmail.com

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