Welcome to my workshops page. Listed below are upcoming workshops for Spring 2020.
To request a workshop you don’t see or to get on my mailing list:
e-mail Suhita: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is open until a workshop fills up.
Draw From History
June 10, 11, 12, 2020 • Virginia City, Nevada
Reserve your spot now to receive Early Bird Pricing.
Take a step back in history to enjoy three days of drawing and painting. Ride the steam train, visit silver mines and grave yards! Enjoy lots of practice sketching as you explore the old western mining town of Virginia City, Nevada, a National Historic Landmark.
Instruction begins with creating a simple journal. Then we will teach you to fill it with lessons in journal layout, quick sketch, nature journaling, people drawing, watercolor, gouache and many other techniques.
Cost includes three days of instruction, all materials and a comfortable sketching location.
• Lodging, food, steam train excursion and museums cost extra. The hotel costs about $100/night double occupancy with continental breakfast.
• Want to bring a non-sketching buddy? This unique and historic place offers adventures for people of all ages and interests.
• Virginia City is just a 40-minute drive from Reno, but a world away from today.
Some topics covered in the Workshop:
– Creating a simple journal
– Layout design
– Quick sketch
– Nature journaling
– People drawing
– Watercolor, gouache and other techniques
Cost: Early Bird Price: $450 | After April 15th $550
How to sign up:
Use this link to sign up now: www.watercolorjournaling.com/virginia_city_form.html
People | Places | Color
May 15-16, 2020 • 10am-5pm • Downtown San Jose, CA
About the Workshop:
This is a rare opportunity to learn location sketching from three Urban Sketchers doing what they do best!
Suhita Shirodkar (USA) will teach quick sketching of people in motion.
Stephanie Bower (USA) explains the basics of perspective sketching.
Shari Blaukopf (Canada) teaches her masterful use of watercolor.
Format: The workshop will be taught through 4, 3-hour sessions over the two days. For each half-day session, we will divide registrants into three small groups of no more than 12 participants each. You and your group will take the first 3-hour lesson with one instructor, then rotate through two more half-day sessions until you’ve had a class with all three teachers.
In the final afternoon session, we’ll put it all together in a joint sketching class taught by all three instructors. We are also adding an optional opportunity to join other sketchers on Sunday morning, May 17, for a Sketching Meet-Up that is open to all sketchers! (Yet another chance to cement what you have learned.)
Additional information about locations, recommended sketching supplies, and more will be sent to registered participants at a later date.
Cost: $300.00 US/person
Payable by check (preferred method) or PayPal ($310.00US including additional transaction fee.) Payments will be coordinated by Stephanie at email@example.com.
How to sign up:
Mark your calendars: Registration starts precisely on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 12:00 noon Pacific Time (no sooner, please.)
First come, first served, in the order your email is received.
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop payment will be due in February 2020.
For more info about this workshop, contact me at email@example.com with “People | Places | Color” in the subject line. But to register, you must get on the list with Stephanie Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel Sketching in Costa Brava, Spain
Come join me for a week long painting adventure in the magnificent Costa Brava, Spain.
Over the week, you will:
- learn travel sketching techniques, from 5-minute pen & ink sketches to creating larger watercolor pieces in your sketchbook
- develop your observational skills, and learn to draw from life
- study watercolor painting and mixing color to help you capture the colors of your travels with a limited palette
- learn to sketch people, places, flora and fauna so your sketchbooks can truly reflect your travels
- learn compositional techniques for successful travel sketchbooks.
There will be critiques and discussions about your paintings and I will spend part of each day “one on one” with you as you sketch the magnificent views.
More details including a detailed itinerary and photos are right here.
How to sign up: A step by step process is listed here. Sign up early for the best rates and rooms.