Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Sense of Place, Part 7 (The Third Workshop)

A group of DFW area sketching enthusiasts met Sunday for Urban Sketching -- the third in Fort Worth Central Library's sketching and journaling workshop series.

distributing free gear (the perfect ice-breaker for all occasions)

Distribution of the beginning and intermediate sketch kits was followed by a talk on the colorful history of nature and travel journaling and a discussing of some of the options (media, technique, subject and style) the modern sketcher has to choose from.  

discussing sketching options and viewing the journaling exhibition during one of the breaks

After a short lunch break we took to the street and, after scouting some of our options in the Sundance Square area, opted for a study of the 19th century county courthouse.

temperatures were perfect for sketching plein air, and the bright overcast 
meant we could focus on sketching rather than worrying about sunburn  

The forecast thunderstorms never materialized. And everyone became so involved in their drawing that it was 5:30 before anyone bothered to check the time. The workshop was originally scheduled to end at 5, but no one complained about running overtime. (In fact, it wasn't until the lights came on in the courthouse clock tower that the group conceded that it might be time to head for home.)

discussing architectural history and the finer points of linear perspective



the Epsilon is a consistent smash hit with workshop participants  

Thanks to a generous donation from the folks at Stillman & Birn every returning participant in the Sept./Oct. journaling workshop series has received a FREE 5.5" x 8.5" Epsilon Series Sketchbook!

Pigma Micron pen set and pen bag

pocket-sized Koi watercolor sketch set with water brush

In addition to this month's giveaway of a Pigma Micron pen set generously provided by Sakura of America, one lucky workshop participant will be selected at random to receive a Sakura Koi 12-color watercolor sketch kit.

The final workshop (and final opportunity to sign up for the free giveaways) will be at the Fort Worth Log Cabin Village on Tuesday, October 29th. The workshop is free but participation is limited. (Phone 817.392.7323 for registration information. Or visit the workshops page here.)

Hope to see you there! 

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