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Friday, May 12, 19 & 26, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Urban Sketching is a free style, relaxed way to sketch the city scene. For three consecutive Friday afternoons, class will meet at the Art Supply Depo and sketch within walking distance in downtown Toledo. There will be ample time for guided practice.

First session - May 12
Your instructor, Paul Brand, will demonstrate the approach, first making a light pencil sketch of a subject and then reinforcing the sketch with permanent markers and watercolor. We will learn how to make straight lines by hand, estimate angles, and measure proportions so we can draw buildings.

Second session - May 19
We will view a photograph taken on St Clair Street, with perspective lines superimposed, to illustrate a few basic principles of perspective that will be useful for urban sketching. Students may then continue working on their sketches.

Third session - May 26
Continue sketching the same or a different view with guidance.

Supply list
#2 drawing pencil
Kneaded eraser
Fine tip black permanent marker
#8 round Snap watercolor brush or similar
8.5 x 11 Nature Sketch or similar sketchbook that will accept marker and watercolor
Art Alternatives Compact Watercolor Kit
Jar for water
Paper towels
Folding chair
Sun hat

Most* of the above supplies can be purchased at The Art Supply Depo. *Sorry, no sun hats at this time!  Can't make Fridays?  Click this link to check out our Saturday dates in Bowling Green.

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.

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