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Introduction to Urban Watercolor Sketching

  • February 03, 2020
  • February 24, 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • February 03, 2020, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • February 10, 2020, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • February 17, 2020, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • February 24, 2020, 6:00 PM 9:00 PM (CST)
  • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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  • Member Registration
  • One monitor per class will receive discount in exchange for helping teacher with specific tasks. Registration code is given to those who have completed the training class.
  • Non-member registration fee is an additional $10.00 per day



Monday evenings
February 3, 10, 17, 24
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Urban sketching is a form of reportage: drawings or paintings created on-site, as a spontaneous response to people, places or incidents. It is the act of placing oneself in a space, attempting to capture and interpret a particular moment in time. Though one can use any medium for urban sketching, pencil and ink drawings colored with watercolor are most common. In this class, we will discuss the history and methodology of urban watercolor sketching, examine different approaches and styles (such as postcard sketching, travel sketching, reportage sketching, mixed media, and Japanese etegami) and create our own urban watercolor sketches. This class is beginner friendly - all ages and skill levels are welcome!

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Supplies Needed: 

Pack of 4" x 6" Watercolor Postcards (any brand)
Mixed Media/Watercolor Sketchbook, 5.5" x 8.5" or smaller, any style
Pencils (any)
Eraser (any)
Pens or fineliners with waterproof ink (e.g. Uniball Vision Micro pen or Micron fineliners)
Watercolor palette/paints (any brand/quality, smaller travel/pocket size preferred)
Brush(es) (small to medium, sizes 2-6, preferred)
Small ruler
Paper towels/cloth
Optional: folding stool/chair for plein air, smartphone or digital camera for photographs 

The instructor will have some gently used supplies for sale at the first class, if needed. For more information please email edpettitt@gmail.com 

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