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Sketchbook Basics

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August 27, 2022
August 28, 2022
10:00am - 4:00pm

Workshop Overview

You'll be inspired to fill your sketchbook with descriptive pen lines and textures. Participants will learn how to draw a house with black ink pen lines and texture as well as how to draw trees, shrubs and flowers in a step-by-step class exercise. In the next class exercise, participants will learn how to use watercolor pencils to add color to a figure with step-by-step instruction. There will also be time to sketch in the studio or outdoors on the beautiful Sitka grounds. For inspiration, I'll give tips and show many ink pen and watercolor pencil examples.

About the Instructor(s)

Patricia Schmidt is known for her super-realistic paintings alive with color. She's been painting with watercolor for over 30 years and loves to teach workshops. She is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Oregon. Her paintings are published in the Splash Retrospective, Splash 14 and Splash 12 art books.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Pens- waterproof permanent black ink marker pens in ultra-fine, fine and medium widths (recommended

brands: Sharpie, Pitt or Pigma)

• Watercolor pencils- Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils - set of 12 or 24 (or individual pencils in the range

of colors you like) or bring the watercolor pencils you already have but check out their lightfastness. For

our watercolor pencil class exercise I will be using light blue (Faber-Castell #8200-110), yellow ochre (FC

#8200-183), orange (FC #8200-117), dark brown (FC #8200-283), light brown (FC # 8200-188) and

purple (FC #8200-141). You don't need to use the same colors, it's okay to use the watercolor pencils

you have. Important to know: look for the highest lightfastness so the color won't disappear when

exposed to light. For Faber-Castell brand choose pencils with 3 asterisks (***) for the highest

lightfastness, 2 asterisks (**) is also good. For other brands check their lightfastness charts. Please

note there are many different kinds of pencils at the art stores. Look for signage for Watercolor or

Water- soluble Pencils. For our workshop do not buy wax-based, pastel, oil or polychromos pencils as

they won't dissolve with water

• Watercolors: Bring your favorite watercolors and mixing palette.

• Brushes: Several sizes of round watercolor brushes with at least one with a nice point, a 1/2" flat

watercolor brush, and an old toothbrush

• Sketchbook (preferable for paper to be compatible for watercolor washes as well as pen lines)

• Pencil

• White plastic eraser

• Ruler

• Paper towels

• Facial tissue (avoid "ultra-soft" tissue because of the lotion)

• 2 small water containers

• Hand-held large hole pencil sharpener

• Removable adhesive putty to lift pencil lines (I like "Uhu" brand available at most art stores, also used to

hang posters)

• Plan to sketch outdoors or bring your travel photos to sketch from if you prefer to sketch in the studio

• To sketch outdoors, remember to bring a hat, sun glasses, drinking water, and sunscreen lotion


• Red Sharpie

• colored ink pens in a variety of pen widths

• Dark Sepia Pitt artist pen in a variety of pen widths and brush tip

• Water-filled brushes in round and flat (the plastic handles fill with water and like a fountain pen will keep

the brush point damp)

• Travel set of watercolor pan colors

• Light-weight folding lawn chair

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)


• Prepared paper for class exercises and

• Drawing angles tool

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