Pocket Sketching

Date: Aug 1 - Aug 3, 2020

with Kath Macaulay

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Learn enough to play for a lifetime! Pocket Sketching is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, or sitting in a café. Capture a scene in 25 minutes or less using a water-soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper, and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, as well as the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions, and no clean-up. This is a great workshop for new painters as well as experienced painters interested in plein air painting. All experience levels welcomed.

Workshop covers several of the watercolor techniques of John Singer Sargent and uses his watercolors extensively as teaching examples. We begin indoors with sensible basics: perspective of contrast, color, focal point, and linear perspective while you easily learn watercolor techniques with the water soluble pen. With focal point exercises you learn how to filter in what caught your eye and leave out all that confusing “stuff,” and getting the “magic” that caught your eye. When we go outdoors “en plein air,” you gain the confidence to go anywhere, work in public fearlessly, and complete memorable sketches in 25 minutes or less. The equipment is so compact no one notices you, and it’s so portable you can use it hiking, biking, at the opera, and on airport layovers.

About the Instructor

Kath Macaulay is a professional teaching artist from Tucson, Arizona. She has taught watercolor and her pocket sketching techniques in universities and art associations nationwide including the University of Arizona, New Mexico State University, the Sedona Arts Center, and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.


Friday, Aug 1 to Monday, Aug 3, 2020. 9 AM — 4 PM with breaks.

Registration $375 members, $399 general. Additional materials fee of $45 payable to instructor on first day or you can bring your own materials from this list. Her last workshop at SLOMA sold out so please sign up early! Call SLOMA at 805-543-8562 to register over the phone.

In consideration of our instructors, please review our cancelation policy: Students must pay in full at time of enrollment. Refunds may be requested up to 30 days prior to the workshop date and will be processed minus a $100 cancelation fee. No refunds will be granted after the 30 day mark. If the Museum of Art cancels the workshop, students will receive a full refund.

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