SKETCHING WITH INK AND WATERCOLOR
During this class, participants will have the opportunity to learn an art technique that involves minimal supplies and maximum enjoyment. Sketching people, flowers, scenes and more -- in ink and watercolor – is an enjoyable pastime and a method of recording your unique mode of seeing experience. The eight-week session will focus on easy-to-follow steps leading to a finished product, beginning with drawing techniques, continuing to ways of defining with ink, and finishing up a watercolor wash. Subject matter will include flowers, objects, favorite scenes you have photographed, portraiture, busy scenes, and/or nature. To find plein air subject matter, forays into the LeMoyne garden and nearby scenic spots and/or field trips are possible. Beginners through intermediate level or beyond can participate in this class. This “portable technique” can go with you wherever you travel, enhancing your view of the world around you. And it’s fun!
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Dates: September 17 - November 5
8 classes total
Location: Call Street Entrance (417 E. Call St)
Instructor: Mary Sterner Lawson
Fee: $125 for members, $135 for non-members
Supplies: not included
Capacity: 10 students
Level: all levels
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
MARY STERNER LAWSON
Mary Sterner Lawson has been an exhibiting artist since the mid-eighties, working in watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic, clay, and graphite. For the Tallahassee Symphony Tour of Homes benefit in 2017 and 2018 she created ink and watercolor paintings of the featured houses. Her artwork has appeared on brochure covers for the Artist Series of Tallahassee and Voces Angelorum, and she frequently has donated drawings for worthy local events. Lawson’s illustrations of flora, fauna, and scenes appear throughout travel writer Terry Breen’s Alaska and Antarctica guidebooks. Her signed celebrity sketches and waiting room drawings have been on display in Leon County Public Library exhibit cases. Most recently Lawson taught watercolor aboard Royal Caribbean ships sailing in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Travels to China, Europe, and South America as well as journeys in the United States have provided abundant subject matter for her brushes and pens. Rows of sketchbooks in her studio attest to a favorite compulsive pastime, sketching—wherever she is, at home or abroad, in a restaurant, waiting room, car dealership, or post office line.