Travel Sketching: Exploring Materials and Techniques
New Workshop, Sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Art Center!
with Peg Sheridan www.pegsheridan.com/ (540)679-9396
Date:Friday, July 16 Time: 10 to 3:00, with 45 minute lunch break (I recommend packing a lunch. There is a fridge and a microwave). Note: the center opens at 10. Location: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, 126 South Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro Level:Beginner to advanced. Participants should have basic experience in watercolor painting. Cost:$95, due by July 9. Make check payable to Peg Sheridan. ** If you are sending your registration later than July 9, please email me, so I know your check is coming. Mail is running slowly, and I don't want to cancel the class if I don't need to. Registration: Mail check and form below to Peg at: 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401. Contact me if you need to make other arrangements for payment. Space will be limited, so don't wait.
Peg has gone across the country and back twice in the past 5 years, sketching everywhere she goes. She even sketches in the car, as her husband drives! The results are beautiful journals and paintings, and even sales. But the best part is that she has greatly increased her ability to quickly sketch, and improved her visual memory. You can see work from her recent 8000-mile trip on Facebook at Peg Sheridan Art.
Would you like to improve your ability to sketch and paint on site? Do you want to know more about what to buy, how to pack a plein air kit, etc.? Do you have sketching materials, but don't really know how to use them? Then, this may be the workshop for you!
Peg will share her paintings and sketchbooks from trips all over the country. She will also share what she's learned about using such materials as: watercolor tube and pan paints, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, ink pens, India ink, brush pens, and pencils. Please bring your own materials, sketchbooks, journals, and photos from some of your favorite spots. .
Peg Sheridan has been painting in watercolor for about 40 years, and teaching for about 20 years. She is known for her encouraging, positive teaching style. She has received several regional, and one national award for her watercolors. She paints outdoors regularly. She is on the faculty of Beverley Street Studio School, and teaches workshops for many art organizations in Virginia. She won Best Watercolor in the August Salon 2020 competition in Plein Air Magazine. See her website for more information.
Contact Peg if you have questions, (540)679-9396.
Materials List (call me if you have questions):
A small to medium sized palette: make sure you have a space for mixing color on the palette.
Watercolor Paints: Tube or pan watercolors, or whatever you prefer for sketching.
Watercolor Pencils, if you have them. Any brand is fine. I like Derwent, Rexel or Intense.
Watercolor Crayons (Caran d'Ache), if you have them: a set of 15 or 30.
Brushes: a small and a large round brush (preferably synthetic), a 1 inch flat brush, and a rigger/script/liner brush. A scrubber is also very handy. If you have a Pentel water brush, bring that also (if not, you can use a regular brush).
A pencil, eraser, and something to take notes on (or a sketchboook). If you have a black Pentel Color Brush Pen, bring that too.
Paper towels or rags
A large water container (a peanut butter or mayo jar, for example)
A sketchbook, loose (Arches 140 lb) watercolor paper, or other surface. :I recommend one of the following: 1) Make your own sketchbook by cutting Arches watercolor paper and 2 pieces of mat board to the same size, and taking it to Staples to bind (with a spiral wire) for about $5, or 2) A Moleskine watercolor sketchbook (5X8 or 8.5X11.5), or 3) A Canson Mixed Media sketchbook (8.5X5.5). I do not recommend Strathmore or Cotman paper. If you are working on loose paper, bring a small board that is about the same size.
Photographs of your travels, favorite places, etc., including landscapes, water scenes, cities, people, etc.
Optional: White gouache or acrylic, or a white gel pen, for adding highlights.
Note: I will be bringing extras of all of these supplies, and am happy to share them so that you can experiment with them.
· NOTE: cut the form below off and send to me. KEEP the upper part. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Registration for "Travel Sketching: Exploring Materials and Techniques”, Friday, July 16, at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro. Hours: 10 am-3:30 pm. Cost: $95. Please send this form and a check to “Peg Sheridan” by July 9.
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Please cut this portion and mail, with check for $95, to: Peg Sheridan, 201 Hunters Lane, Staunton, VA 24401. Phone (540)679-9396. Email: email@example.com. Thank you!