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Anyone Can Draw! Beginning Travel Sketching (In-Person)

Instructor

Jim Lammers

Details

Date & Time: September 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Class Fee: $65.00
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner

Location

Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States
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Excited to return to traveling?! Here’s the class for you — learn to draw and get more out of traveling!  ‘Moment sketching’ is capturing the moment, expressing how you feel about what you are observing and sketching.  It’s the perfect approach for traveling, as it will help you become more observant and expand your traveling experience.

A wise man once said the only way to learn how to sketch, is to sketch!  Want to learn?  This class will introduce drawing and design concepts (line, shape, value, perspective, shade, shadow, composition) in a supportive atmosphere. The idea is to do a rough sketch that is not overly detailed, to simply observe and then sketch.  Don’t pressure yourself to be accurate (accuracy is for cameras) but rather to get into a rhythm and sketch from the right side of your brain. We’ll use the interesting architecture of local buildings in Marine as the subject of our beginning drawings.  

Jim Lammers is an experienced sketcher and talented instructor, having taught for many years at the University of Minnesota and University of Iowa.  His fun and supportive approach to sketching will help all students get past their worries about being a beginner and doing something wrong, as they gain confidence and skills.

Students are asked to bring the following:

  • 2B and 4B pencils
  •  Eraser
  • Sketch pad (from 4X6 to 9X12)
  • Light foldable lawn chair

Please bring water/snacks and lunch if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.

Please note: We’ve changed how each student pays for the material used during each in-person class.  Each registration fee now combines the material fee and the instructor fee.  We’ve made this change based on feedback from instructors and participants: instructors can focus more on teaching their class, and students don’t need to remember to bring the material fee to pay directly to the instructor.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

 

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General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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