THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN MY SURVEY! We had 49 replies. For reproducing PBS Season One, how would you like to receive it? 26 people chose DVDs, 18 people chose Downloads, 2 people chose a Zoom type link and 3 people chose thumb drive.
We have DVDs being made and downloads are available now. Dale loads thumb drives by hand and we will have some of those (They take a lot of time to load). Check the website “store”: great gifts for yourself and friends or family who may sketch. The real basics are in Season One.
Also, there are finally workshops scheduled. Check the website again. www.pocketsketching.com The first one (Basic) is in my home studio December 9, 10, 11 here in Tucson. As I can have only 7 people, do let me know if you are interested.
We are moving to teaching teachers. If you know someone in your town who is a good teacher (YOU?), recommend they come to the Teacher’s Workshop. It has everything I know from the minute you walk in the room, plus everything I teach. If you teach at all, you’ll recover your investment.
If you live near Tucson, come to the PaperWorks meeting on the 8th of December. I’m the speaker talking about how this whole Pocket Sketching happened and where it should go. This is an exciting club that meets monthly. Guests are totally welcome. If you do anything with paper (write, fold, paint, manufacture, Pinterest, etc. you will meet kindred spirits. They post the meeting speakers on their excellent website: PaperWorks (I Googled it and it came up) You can see me there after the meeting.
What did I learn from the Tony Couch traditional watercolor workshop I just took? You carry tons of equipment, get paint on yourself, have paint under your fingernails, need a table, but it’s exciting. He demonstrates and lectures most of the 4 days…but there is so much to learn!!!! I have far more respect for the ease and portability of Pocket Sketching and still love watercolor too.
It’s almost Thanksgiving: Have a delightful holiday!
I’ve been consumed by the paperwork involved with my brother’s passing for six solid months now and have ignored sketching, teaching..all that fun, exciting stuff I’ve enjoyed for 14 years. I miss the joy of having people get excited over learning to sketch!!! (I miss sketching too but understand when you can’t sketch because life gets in the way.)
My solution? I’ve booked taking a workshop from that very classic teacher, Tony Couch, right here in Tucson. I need the immersion to get back into my life. Since I recommend this to others when they are blocked, I’ll let you know if it works. By the way, I’ve said in the past, “As long as Tony keeps teaching, I will too.” He’s 92 and amazing.
All is not lost. I plan Tucson workshops, the next being December 9, 10, 11 at our home studio in Tucson. The maximum is 7 people. To register, email me at email@example.com or phone 520-318-9291.
There will be more workshops in 2023, including online, Basic, Refresher and Teachers (only in-person). The schedule will be on www.pocketsketching.com soon.
As we are not teaching over-the-road, if you want a workshop in your town, talk to a good local teacher and recommend my Pocket Sketching® Teacher’s Workshop. They are 5 ½ days and loaded with everything I know. It is time to have many teachers, not just me.
One sketch is from the Oregon Coast which was totally in fog. I used a ‘borrow pit’ to get the dilute background. The other one is from my brother’s condo on the Willamette where we saw racing sculls practice every morning. The sketches aren’t that good, but they remind me of everything that was there. That’s the point: when you sketch you record in the computer of your mind everything you saw, and the sketch brings it back. It’s mental immersion, and the camera can’t do that.