If you’re interested in taking one of my upcoming workshops, please contact me and I will add you to my mailing list.
I’m also available to give a workshop in your city, if we can round up enough participants.
For more information, you can get in touch with me at:
sblaukopf (at) gmail (dot) com
Travel Sketching in Watercolour
Location: Tuscany, Italy
September 17 – 24, 2019 (full with wait list)
September 25 – October 2, 2019 (5 spots left)
If you are interested in registering
please contact French Escapades.
The best thing about our itinerary for travel sketching in the Chianti countryside is the sheer breadth of subjects to choose from — that, and the near-magical light and colour of this unique part of the world.
In our week together I’ll teach you techniques for capturing the close-up and colourful in villages and towns, as well as the distant and scenic in Italian landscapes. We’ll sketch iconic market scenes, hillside towns and vineyards. In true travel sketching tradition, we’ll pack light — carrying a small bag for art materials and a folding stool.
This workshop is designed to give you confidence sketching wherever you are, gazing at a street scene in a medieval town or the way the light grazes the trunk of an olive tree. We’ll work spontaneously, and I’ll show you how to keep your watercolour sketches fresh and colourful. Each day will start with a short demo and end with a critique, hopefully while sitting in a shady courtyard with a glass of wine in hand. As part of a small group of no more than twelve people, you’ll have plenty of individual attention as we work on value studies, composition, simplifying a scene and capturing the essence of a place. We’ll focus on having fun while we sketch, recording as much as we can, as we move from café to hilltop. The aim is to have you return home with a fat book filled with fresh and colourful sketches.