Santa Ana sunflowersPosted: July 9, 2013
It was a great help today that I had some volunteers to test out my Barcelona workshop. If you don’t know how an Urban Sketchers Symposium works it’s like this: every instructor (there are about 24 of us here from all over the world!) teaches the same three-hour workshop three times over three days. That’s a lot of threes. We also get to attend two sessions with other instructors. And on the afternoon of the last day there’s a giant sketchcrawl somewhere in the city with hundreds of sketchers in attendance. It’s a pretty intense and chaotic three days. With only three hours to share everything I want to with participants, I wanted to make sure my timing and planning were good. Liz and Chris offered to be the guinea pigs and then Gail Wong stumbled upon us and joined in. This trial run was really useful because there was one exercise that wasn’t working and it’s now modified. The help was much appreciated.