Kath MacCaulay, Instructor
Dates: July 6th – 8th , 2019 (9am-4pm)
Materials Fee: $45
Fast, personal, fresh, memorable, a Pocket Sketch, as taught by Kath Macaulay, is the answer to the problems of working plein air in public. Much technique and philosophy is from John Singer Sargent.
Famous for Pocket Sketching, Kath has built this format so you can work quickly indoors or plein air (outdoors on location), fearlessly in public. The equipment is so compact no one notices you and you learn to be finished within 25 minutes. It’s so portable you can use it hiking, biking, at the opera and on airport layovers. No mess. No clean-up. You capture what you think you see: the magic the camera can’t catch. And you are totally, mindfully involved.
This workshop begins with sensible basics: perspective of contrast, color, focal point and linear perspective while you easily learn watercolor because of the water soluble pen. You gain the confidence to go anywhere, work in public and complete memorable sketches in public…undisturbed! With focal point exercises you learn how to filter in what caught your eye and leave out all that confusing ‘stuff’. The camera has an infinity lens and includes every detail. Your eyes have a pin-point focusing power. In this workshop you will learn the pleasure and speed of capturing that focal point and how to give it the ‘punch’ that caught your eye.
This is the perfect technique and equipment for travel, sauntering, standing in line, sitting in a café’. Never again be bored at the symphony: sketch the performers. Never be bored anywhere: Pocket Sketching goes where you go, entertains and delights you. Learn enough to play for a lifetime!
The basic equipment is compact, minimal, inexpensive.