Workshop Announcement for Fall 2016

blog_top-imageshortI’m teaching the workshop I took to Manchester, People & Places: Life in Contrast  right here in San Francisco, California.

See details below. Registration is limited to 12 participants and is on a first-come basis.

Workshop: People & Places: Life in Contrast
A workshop based on sketching people on location, mixing media and techniques.

NEW DATES ADDED
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Date: Friday
, September 23rd, 2016
Location Berkeley, California
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This workshop is now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
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Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Location San Francisco, California
Time: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
This workshop is now FULL. You can ask to waitlisted.
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Price: $50

Contact: Suhita Shirodkar suhita@gmail.com for a registration form.

Registration is open until workshop is filled.

Minimum 8 registrants, Maximum 12 registrants

Workshop Details:

Would you like to capture figures full of life and vitality in your sketches? Have you wondered how to make people an integral part of your sketches? Then this is the workshop for you!
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 In the first part of this workshop, we’ll focus on learning to capture people quickly in our sketches. We’ll focus on gestural drawing with a brush pen in this exercise.

In the second part of our workshop, we will create small vignettes using gestural sketches combined with accessories and setting to start telling stories with our figures.
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In the third part of the workshop, we will create a larger composition where we use a contrast of styles: gestural drawing for the figures combined with a different style or tool for the setting. By combining styles and/or tools, we’ll explore how even very loose figures can be incorporated into sketches and how contrasting styles can be used for a richer capture.

Throughout the workshop, I’ll do short demos or work alongside participants. We will share and discuss each exercise and learn from everyone’s work.

Learning Goals
• Capturing action-packed figures
• Learning to build gestural figures into larger sketches
• Exploring using different styles, medium and techniques for a richer capture.

Supplies
– Brushpen (Like the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen or any other true brush-tip pen)
– A few other mark-making tools with a different characters: pens, colored pencils, markers etc.
– A simple coloring medium (eg: watercolors, pencils, markers)
– Sketchbook: for the first exercise with gesture drawing, we use a LOT of pages: bring cheaper paper for this if you prefer. (or be prepared to use many pages in your sketchbook) For the next two exercises your regular sketchbooks will work.
– A folding stool to sit on if you prefer

 

Note: Keep your kit light as I prefer that you walk around, change positions often, and get up close to the action. We will be working in a busy urban settings where there will be crowds( because we want to draw people!) and noise. You will have to carry your bag/kit with you.

Interested?

Contact: Suhita Shirodkar suhita@gmail.com for a registration form.

Registration is open until workshop is filled.

Minimum 8 registrants, Maximum 12 registrants

Looking for a workshop in a different location?
Email me if you have a group that is interested in the workshop: I’m happy to discuss taking this workshop to different locations if you have a group of sketchers.

What if this workshop is full?
To see if there are more workshops scheduled for the year, check out the workshops page.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Workshop Announcement for Fall 2016

  1. Christy Lemp says:

    Wish I was closer! This looks great. Have fun!

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  2. Susan Hancey says:

    Is your SF workshop filled? if not, I would very much like to register.

    Here’s hoping – thanks!

    Susan Hancey

    On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 2:00 AM, Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: “I’m teaching the workshop I took to > Manchester, People & Places: Life in Contrast right here in San Francisco, > California. See details below. Registration is limited to 12 participants > and is on a first-come basis. Workshop: People & Places: Life” >

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Irene Reinhold says:

    Hi Suhita, Any way you can do the workshop through Craftsy or similar venue ? Would love to come but it’s far from Canada. Irene

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Irene, the craftsy class is a totally different format ( but similar concepts) designed specifically for online: have you done it? The workshop is more compact, and uses some (but not all) of those concepts on location… always happy to figure how to take a workshop to a group, if there is a big enough group …

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