Workshop in San Francisco: Register early to save a spot!

UPDATE: The original workshop on the 10th of October in San Francisco is now FULL. I have added a couple of new dates and will update this page to reflect availability

Friday, October 9th, 10:00am -1:30 pm, San Francisco: FULL. Waitlist Available.
Saturday, October 10th, 10:00am -1:30 pm, San Francisco: FULL. Waitlist Available.
Saturday, October 24th, 10:00am -1:30 pm, Marin: AVAILABLE.

To register
e-mail Suhita: suhita(at)gmail(dot)com for information and registration. (Title your email October 10 Capturing Chaos Workshop to make sure I receive it)

suhita_chaos_banner_h1Workshop size: 15 participants only, so register early!

Workshop details
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
San Francisco, California (exact location in the city TBD)
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
$40 per person to be sent in with a completed registration form


Learning Goals
– Learning to capture people in motion through quick, gestural drawing
-Capturing a complex, energy-filled crowd scene

Do you walk into busy crowded places and feel overwhelmed at the idea of drawing them? Is it hard to see where to begin a sketch of a place so full of people, movement and chaos? Do you wish you could capture the scene without being overwhelmed by it? This workshop will help you do just that by breaking down the process into a series of simple steps.

We use a process of alternating between two very different modes of seeing and drawing: one more structured, the other very loose and gestural. Together, we will combine these two processes for a sketch that is loose and spontaneous and captures the energy and activity of these places without ending up as a bewildering mess.

Workshop Schedule
We will start with a discussion and an exercise in quick, gestural figure drawing from observation.

We’ll follow this up by talking about the qualities of busy places (and our location in particular) that we would like to capture and all the elements that go into making the scene.

We will then break down the busy scene before us and learn to capture it in one sketch. The instructor will demo each step as we move through the process, and we will gather to critique and discuss the pieces at the end of the session.

Please bring
1) A medium sized or larger sketchbook  for the final watercolor piece.

2) A book you can use to do lots of pages of quick, gestural figure drawings (can be the same book, but we will use lots of pages for this exercise so you may want to use a less expensive paper than watercolor paper)

3) Graphite pencil

4) One or two different kinds of pens for making marks: a fountain pen, a sharpie pen, a brushpen or any other kind of pen with waterproof ink

5) A small watercolor kit and brush

6) Bring a portable stool if you like, to sit on while working.

To register
e-mail Suhitasuhita(at)gmail(dot)com for information and registration. (Title your email October 10 Capturing Chaos Workshop to make sure I receive it)

Workshop size: 15 participants only, so register early!

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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6 Responses to Workshop in San Francisco: Register early to save a spot!

  1. Margaret Hunt says:

    Fun. Wish you were closer!!


  2. Christy says:

    Really wish I lived there so I could participate!


  3. Marisa says:

    Would love to, but I’ m living in the other part of the world. Please, please do make an online workshop.


  4. Anne says:

    Yes, please make an online workshop!


  5. narmatha says:

    Yes, please an online workshop!


  6. Pingback: Drawing a Crowd | Suzanne Yee

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