February 12th, 2022
A VERY DARK TIME
Since 2010 Pocket Sketching has been hugely successful. The technique is easy to learn, easy to teach. I’ll admit the website became “pooty,”(Kathryn Hepburn’s word). So, I agreed to have a new website. It’s beautiful, but is it functional? Do take a look, www.pocketsketching.com, and let me know what you think. Any suggestions to make it more functional?
We do have two online workshops coming up very soon: both start Feb. 4 and run five 2-hour sessions. They are both a terrific review. The Basic workshop is at 11:00 to 1:00 MST and the Refresher is at 2:00 to 4:00 MST. You can be a participant and interact or be just an observer (very reduced price-probably not as much fun). The sessions are recorded and the recordings are available for two weeks after each session. What an opportunity to learn or re-learn! If you need supplies, you must enroll very soon so we can get them to you!
Basic online link: https://www.pocketsketching.com/basic-workshop.html
Refresher online link: https://www.pocketsketching.com/refresher-virtual.html
Live workshops are back, finally:
Basic workshop at Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Feb. 24, 25, 26 is almost full: https://tohonochul.org/event/pocket-sketching-workshop
Refresher workshop at my home studio, Feb. 18, 19, 20, email@example.com.
The images are old but among my favorites and a reminder of summer.
We all have more than we can get to!
Sorry for the long delay. Here’s a bit of a synopsis. June was workshops at Carlsbad and Sebastopol, CA, (darling town), Coupeville, WA, Oregon Society of Artists in Portland, Lakewood Performing Center in Lake Oswego, OR, Sun Valley and Salt Lake City. August was Grand Rapids and Lowell, MI and Sept. was Petoskey, MI, Dillman’s Resort in WI, White Bear Lake in MN, Ann Arbor in MI and back to Grand Rapids to film Season Three for PBS. Somehow I don’t remember October. November was a Teacher’s Workshop and that took three solid weeks of preparation. It is followed by 2 online workshops going on now through Tuesday. Then Thanksgiving and then a live workshop at Tohono Chul Park here in Tucson December 3, 4, 5. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY LIVE BASIC WORKSHOP, SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, CONTACT TOHONO CHUL PARK. firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-712-6455, ext. 228.
The rest of December is DARK, as they say in theater. And there’s no ‘light’ yet planned. I’ll start working on that Nov. 29th, and expect to do more workshops online and another Teacher’s Workshop. Here’s the rest of the news.
SEASON TWO POCKET SKETCHING WITH KATH MACAULAY IS COMING OUT IN JANUARY! (Believe it or not, it will be shown in Tucson!!!) We passed the NETA test. Ask for it at your local PBS station. They are very likely to run it because of the NETA approval. Thanks for all your support, both personal and financial. Incidentally, you who have financially supported Season Two will be forever in the credits. Sort of fun to tell your friends to look for your names. We couldn’t have done it without you!
My next little job (no experience whatsoever), is fundraising for Season Three. If you know of a company that would like to support the visual arts, please let me know. They will be seen as supporting PBS and the arts. I need to raise $30,000 in different sized donations. (What is an artist doing learning to fund raise!!? We are so good at wearing different hats.)
The sketches are from Dillman’s Resort in Wisconsin or the Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell, Michigan (both totally relaxing retreats worthy of your next vacation or art workshop). We hope to go back to both places as guests. I’m delighted with the little tree. I tried it the year before and it had no vitality. The statue was drawn with dilute watercolor from the lid of the paint box, a form of drawing used by John Singer Sargent. This technique is included in PBS Season Three.
Next newsletter will have a few more sketches from the summer trips.