Sunday, September 25, 2011

September Sketching class

I teach a sketching class once a month for a wonderful group of women. Every month we learn something new, technique, paint application etc. This month we worked on how to create a page that shows distance for those distant vistas we all love to photograph when we are on vacation. I took some of my photos that I had actually taken while in Italy of the country mountainsides and printing a bunch of them up. After my demo I mixed up the photos and then had them pick from the stack face side down. This way I wanted to avoid the students making selections based on how hard or easy they thought it might be. It was wonderful to see their faces as they drew their photo!  They did an amazing job of capturing the scene, some did double page layouts some single page. I really enjoy seeing the end results and their sketchbooks are coming right along!

4 comments:

Marilyn Fromherz said...

How lovely and fun this looks. I am back and ready to join in again.

Robyn Sinclair said...

That looks beautiful and familiar, Desiree. It's great to help people break through that vista fear because I think even a quick watercolour keeps the memory of a place alive much more than a photo. Wish I could join in.

Joan T said...

This is lovely!!! I like your idea for how the students selected the photos. It eliminated everyone wanting the same one.

Cindi said...

one of these days, when i find five minutes to spare...LOL id love to join you,desiree.. i think journaling would be sooooo much fun.. all the ones i've seen are so creative!!

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