How can we think and approach travel sketching while stuck at home, you ask? Being in wanderlust might make us feel more frustrated but travel can be seen from the context of paying attention to things you don't normally give attention to. For example, when you clean your living room, or bedroom, do you pay attention to the shape of you sofa, or your pillows? We own many things, but until we have actually drawn them, you've never really given those things your full attention.
In the online version of Travel Sketching, I will teach exploring the details right under your roof, and how travel sketching is an attitude in taking in the space you're in. Drawing what you see is what the Urban sketchers, a community that exists globally pride themselves to do, instead of drawing from a photograph. This is the spirit of Online Travel Sketching, and we are going to travel within our homes.
If you've never drawn your drinking glass, something you use everyday, or your pot of plants by the window you pass and water every week, I hope this online course about travel sketching will change your perspectives and how you feel about your home in a positive and enlightening way. And when we finally can travel again, you can apply the same attention to your new destinations. I like to help make your isolation time more bearable, but also learn from the experience that we as human beings, are extremely adaptable.
I am more comfortable in online teaching via Zoom now, as is most of you are more or less used to using your gadget to learn and listen now too. This is our new reality temporarily, and I hope to make this experience fun, educational, and entertaining.
The class is 8 sessions long, twice a week. Wednesdays 7-10pm and Saturdays 10 am- 1pm. The structure of the class will include two breaks where you can have time to practice and you will get individual feed as well as a general group feedback at the end of each sessions.
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in class!