In this in-person class students take their sketchbooks outdoors to practice line-and-wash sketching of urban scenes. Subjects will include architecture, people and nature in locations within walking distance of Gage Academy’s headquarters on Capitol Hill. In case of light rain, students should be prepared to draw under an awning or building porch. In case of heavy rain, the group may sketch at a coffee shop or inside the school. Each class starts with an introductory lesson at Gage before going out to sketch (remember to wear comfortable shoes!). Line and wash is a centuries-old art technique suitable for making drawings relatively fast and with minimal tools. Lines render the subject and give it a sense of accuracy. Washes of watercolor or diluted ink add tonal value and color. Think of the line as the bones that hold the piece together, and the wash as the flesh that adds volume and brings it to life. The class is ideal for artists, drawing enthusiasts or creative professionals interested in sharpening their observational skills through a daily sketchbook practice.
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