Drawing in the Park

Following yesterday’s announcement about a new figure drawing event, I am happy to declare registration open for Drawing in the Park, a plein air workshop.  We will meet late morning to take advantage of daylight.

Whether you are a college student with a free morning, a stay-at-home parent, or someone enjoying the blessing of retirement, this is prime time for your creativity!  Here’s an idea for parents in charge of children that day, sign up to take the class together!

Drawing in the Park

Drawing in the Park
Wednesday, August 13, 10am – 12pm
Ticket price: $20

Meet up at ChiPRC in the morning for an overview of art-making outdoors. I will talk about plein air works and show notable examples. Then, we will walk together to nearby Eckhart Park, where we will use the natural sights of the outdoors as our inspiration! Draw the trees, the animals, the people — whatever inspires you!  Bring your own drawing tools and paper.

Toward the end of the session, we will head back to ChiPRC together to share and discuss our work — not only the physical pieces we created, but the experience of making art outdoors. This will be a fun and relaxing way to exercise our drawing ability.

Register here:

For the above illustration, I used the same technique as with Man on a Bench.  I drew the scene loosely with an old brush pen.  I then added digital tone on the computer.  It was cool to see a flat black-and-white image suddenly pop with depth.

Man in the RainMan in the Rain