Rhoda Sketching The Agra Fort

Sketching Fast & Loose™ Classes

Sketching Fast & Loose is useful for:

  • Capturing the essence of a subject
  • Developing observational skills
  • Making a colorful travel journal
  • Using “down time” to advantage: cafes, airports….
  • Stress release (Thanks to my students for that one)

Sketching kit

Basic Sketching Materials

See a list of required sketching tools, here >


Rhoda helps you develop skill in sketching what you see as simply and boldly as possible, using a few very basic art materials.

Rhoda demonstrates techniques suitable for beginners or intermediates who want to develop more confidence in drawing, as well as skilled artists who want to “loosen up”.

Ongoing Workshops:
 Rileystreet Art Supply  1138 4th, San Rafael, CA
Thursday drop-in, 2pm (finish at 4:30 pm)
$40 / session, payable when you arrive to class.
Fee drops to $30/session after you attend 3 consecutive classes!
Subjects and techniques vary from week to week.

Sketching Adventures & Art Holidays:

• Road trip down the California coast: April 29 – May1, 2017
MONTEREY, SANTA CRUZ and HEARST CASTLE. Fee for workshop is $150.
I have rented a lovely house in Cambria for two nights. Please email me for details and to sign up.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED! I plan to offer it again in the fall, so let me know if you want to be on a list for that. 


• Announcing my SECOND ANNUAL sketching Fast & Loose
workshop for the week of Dia De Los Muertos, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The dates are October 28th to November 4th, 2017.

Enrollment is limited to 5 people.Early Bird fee (until April 1st) is $400. After that date, fee is $450. Includes two sketching sessions per day (five days), frequent demonstrations, handouts, personal coaching and friendly critiques. 

For your convenience, materials can be provided for additional $60.

I have rented a fantastic airbnb apartment steps away from the craft market, only two or three blocks from most of the other sites we will want to visit…and sketch. Cost is between $12 and $42 per night, depending on your choice of bedrooms or sofa.

I will offer a second session, for the week of November 5th – 12th. Sign up now!