This workshop will consist of each person working actively in their sketchbook with pencil, ink and watercolor. Participants will learn the techniques and habits of using the sketchbook as a personal tool and explore sketching natural plants, objects, people, buildings and the landscape as well as ideas for patterns. The focus will be on working portably and quickly. Travel sketching is an application often used by participants following the workshop. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Ken O'Connell has been an artist and teaching art for 54 years and filled over 100 sketchbooks, journals andnotebooks. O’Connell believes one gains reflection and renewal through the process of sketching. The sketchbook is a place of beginnings, of fragments and ideas in their earliest stages. R. Buckminster Fuller said that you had about 15 seconds to respond to an idea before it receded into dreamland. The sketchbook is that portable studio dreamcatcher.
• Sketchbook of medium to heavy paper
• #2 Pencil
• 3 Colored pencils (Red, yellow, blue)
• Black ink pen 0.5
• Brown ink pen 0.5
• Mars eraser
• Watercolor set of 8-12 pans of color
• 2 brushes small and medium (inexpensive)
• A water brush if available