We will meet at the garden to cover some basics of plant, tree, flower and garden sketching. I will do a demo sketch. Then we will fan out to sketch in the garden or the nearby Japanese Gulch. New sketchers will get the basic skills to get started sketching, more seasoned sketchers will both enjoy the venue, and get tips for capturing the nature all around, even in your own back yard.
$60 Registration includes a complete travel sketching kit: pallet, water-brush, Micron pen, sketchpad, and more. If you have been to another of my workshops, and have your own materials, it is $40.
We had another group take on sketching nature at Nature Together. We will be having another workshop in July, maybe with some new twists. Watch here for info. Thanks for all who came, thanks to Kris at Nature Together for hosting.
Thirty-two years ago today, I loaded everything I owned in the world into my Oldsmobile Cutlass, a company-car from the import food company that I worked for. The boss “suggested” that a move to Seattle would be a good thing. Seattle held two attractions, my job, and Trica, whom I would marry in December. My first apartment was a deligthful basement unit on NW 61 St. within walking distance of Green Lake. Thanks to Google Maps here is a photo:
A few years later I changed my career to being a seminar speaker, a role I would have for the next 25 years. Few get to live their dream: I did. Thanks to seminars, I traveled to five countinents and 18 countries, thanks to the miles earned, Tricia and I went on many wonderful trips together. People talk about going on “the trip of a lifetime” well our life is, “a lifetime of trips.”
My sketchpad and paints soon became my constant companion and theTravelsketcher was born.
Today I went back to the old area, a lot is familiar, a lot has changed. Zoka Coffee Co. on 56th is new – if I was still in the area it would be a regular stop I am sure.
When I lived here Tricia and I went to a few plays at the Bathehouse Theater, as I am writing this I am drinking coffee from a mug I got there all those years ago. It was closed for many years, but thankfully it has reopend as Seattle Public Theater; it appears they are dong some restoration work. I sat on the grassy hill and did a painting. Nice memories.
Add sketching to your next hike or trip. Sit on the deck and capture a bit of your urban nature world. This workshop is for all levels, but especially for those who are a bit nervous about trying to sketch at all. So far everyone who has come left with more confidence, and some are surprised to find they could sketch after all.
Sign up soon, registrations are already coming in and we do have a limit of 6. All you need to bring is yourself, everything else is provided, including a sketching kit for you to take with you.
Check the Workshop tab above for more details and registration, email me if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org
There is interest in starting some meet-ups with other sketchers to sketch in Mukilteo. I will be setting up a group page on Facebook, we can post sketches and communicate about meetings. Send me your interest and ideas.
I have started using a #MukilteoSketchers tag on Instagram, hope you will tag and post your sketches as well. Seattle has there groups, why not us?
If you have joined one of my workshops I would love it if you used #thetravelsketcher on your posted sketches, we can see how we are all progressing.
Thank you so much for making all this happen, sharing what we do is part of the thrill of art. Remember, You can sketch!
We are getting another Yes! You can Travelsketch! workshop planned. With the weather improving we will get outside to sketch. This workshop is for those who have never sketched or even think “I can’t.” For those with some experience you will get some new ideas.
Everyone who attends gets a complete Travelsketching kit.
Register soon, we have a limit of 8, and already have four signed up. Register on the Workshop page above.