Associate Professor University of California, Davis Davis, California
Join fellow drawing enthusiasts for a day of on-location sketching in downtown Minneapolis and explore the history of its urban spaces. Bring your favorite drawing and coloring materials, weather-appropriate clothing, and comfortable walking shoes. Accordion style sketchbooks will be provided. Walking required. Participants’ sketchbooks will be displayed in the SKETCH! Lounge.
Explore the historic and current urban spaces of downtown Minneapolis and its relation to the Mississippi River landscape in a sketch discovery tour.
Discover a variety of the best road-tested materials for sketching, quick multi-media techniques, collage, and journaling that can be used for design explorations and capturing spirit of place.
Use thumbnails, rapid sketching, simplified perspective, and other field techniques to quickly explore alternative compositions and to select a strong central sketch idea.
Learn strategies for editing, composition, simplifying detail, and using color strategically to make sketching less rigid and more accessible.