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Seeing History in the Stones: Sketching an Irish Castle

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September 16, 2024
September 17, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Travel back in time to the historic Aughnanure Castle of the O'Flahertys in County Galway with a captivating journey back to the late 1500s. Experience the architectural marvels and the scenic surroundings through PowerPoint presentations. You will receive drawing paper with a pre-started sketch of the stone structures, and after demonstrations of various techniques, youwill embellish your Watchtower and Towerhouse with pen and ink lines, adding texture and depth. Immerse yourself in the artistic process, and gain insights into reference photographing techniques for creating artwork while traveling. This workshop promises an enriching blend of history, creativity, and skill development.

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. Recently, she illustrated "A Dolphin Named Destiny" children’s book with watercolored pen and ink drawings. 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

Pencil and white plastic eraser

Black waterproof ink pens: Faber-Castell size XS (0.1) or Pigma Micron size 01

Light Grey dual point water-based pen: Tombow N75

Watercolor round brush size 6 or 8

Water container

Paper towels


Facial tissues (avoid "ultra-soft" tissue because of the lotion; doesn’t work with watercolor)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

Pre-printed drawing exercise paper

Photos for reference

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