Road Trip: a Sketching Workshop

Pasadena Street Corner

Classes and workshops solely focused on sketching are rare, but I love to take them when they pop up. Over time I have managed to take quite a few. Some are great, some are terrible, most are in between. However, the right class at the right time is a great boost to my motivation and resolve.

Last October I was lucky enough to take a wonderful workshop towards the “great” end of the scale, a three day intensive called Road Trip! Travel Sketching for Designers, taught by Richard Scott. The photo of me sketching over on the right was taken by Richard during that class.

Here are more sketches and a full report.

The next Road Trip class is a streamlined two day version in San Francisco this June. The workshop is not cheap, but I found it rich and inspiring: well worth it for me.

Huntington Library Botanical Gardens

A word about other classes that are less than ideal; I often find that something important comes out of them too. I may meet someone interesting, get turned on to a new book to tool, or just get more focused on what I really do want to be doing.

Related Post: “Road Trip!” Workshop: a Review

7 Responses to “Road Trip: a Sketching Workshop”

  1. Walter Logeman Says:

    Thanks for the info. Courses sound great… I will be in San Francisco in July so would miss the one mentioned, but will do some research.

  2. Nancy Says:

    Thanks … I too enjoyed this entry with information about the classes. As usual, your sketches are great.

  3. Jana Bouc Says:

    I agree with Susan (who is a wonderful teacher herself!). Thanks for sharing the info about the class and for your great sketches. I also agree that classes do help you, even if it’s to help you find and focus more on what you’re really interested in doing.

  4. Sherie Says:

    I love your sketching style, so loose and spontaneous. Your colors are very calming and I just like looking at your sketches! When it warms up a bit here, a friend and I are going to try plein air sketching, too. I’m actually looking forward to it. Beautiful work! I’ll keep checking back to see more!

  5. Susan Cornelis Says:

    Did you ever consider teaching a sketchbooking workshop yourself? I think you’d be great. It’s also good though, the way you’ve stayed open to learning from others. I think that 90% of the learning is the contribution that the student makes to the endeavor.

  6. Casey Says:

    Very nice sketches (as usual, but I particularly like the statue). The workshop sounds great. I’d love to do something like that if the opportunity ever came up.

  7. Pat Martin Says:

    I love your site. It is quite calming, inspiring and provocative at the same time. You’ve inspired me to get a group of artist friends and try plein air sketching this spring. Have you done this? If so, please share on your site.

    Patricia Martin

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