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Spirit of the Rough Sketch

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Spirit of the Rough Sketch
Ken O'Connell
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$285 plus $10 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

Learn how to keep an exciting and memory-filled travel sketchbook, as well as how to draw and paint using several media together including graphite, watercolor, ink, marker and colored pencil. Begin a new sketchbook or dust off an old one and take your sketching to the next level. This workshop will cover how to use a sketchbook as a tool for exploring ideas and research, as well as a travel sketchbook of thoughts collected along the way. You will work indoors and outside as the weather permits.

About the Instructor(s)

Ken O’Connell is Professor Emeritus of Art from the University of Oregon, founder and President Emeritus of Imagination International. He brings energy and a love of sketchbooks to his workshops. He will show you how he filled his 89 sketchbooks and teach you how to explore with yours. O'Connell has been teaching sketchbooks in the NW and in Italy since 2004.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Sketchbook with at least 15-20 blank pages (new or used sketchbook 5” x 7” or larger)

• #2 pencil or a HB drawing pencil

• Mars plastic eraser

• Watercolor set of 8 to12 cakes or pans of color or tubes

• Two brushes like #5 or #6 (one small, one larger)

• Water container or water-brush

• 1 black pigment ink drawing pen like Copic Multiliner, Micron, Faber-Castell, etc.

• 2 to 3 color markers

• 3 to 4 colored pencils

• Pencil sharpener

• Small sponge or paper towels

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Ken will provide a high quality ink brush pen for each student to use and keep.

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