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Rhoda’s Sketching Fast & Loose Techniques
are so useful to:

  • Capture the essence of a subject
  • Develop strong observational skills
  • Remember travel and other important life memories
  • Use “down time” wisely: waits, cafes, airports, etc.
  • Integrate into other visual mediums (sketchnotes, graphic recording, graphic facilitation and other visual ways of working)
  • Get ‘in the zone’ and stress release!

Rhoda demonstrates techniques suitable for both beginners and intermediates who want to develop more confidence in drawing, as well as skilled artists who need to “loosen up” in order to work faster.

Sketching Materials

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

Supplies are included.

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SKETCHING TRIPS IN CENTRAL MEXICO

SEE AND SKETCH PATZCUARO FOR DAY OF THE DEAD

Sketching Tours of Pueblos Mexicos with Rhoda Draws
Join me for a small group trip to this magical town in Michoacan for sketching and sight-seeing.
Experience the spirit of Dia de Muertos. Have your face made up to look like a Cagrina skull and enjoy the most spectacular Mexican festival of the year.

We leave San Miguel at 9am on November 1st, arriving in Patzcuaro in time for lunch. We return to SMA early evening on November 3rd. For 5 people, the fee is $6,500 MX each (about $325 US), and includes travel, 2 nights lodging with private room/bath, sketching supplies in a hands-free vinyl pouch, and instruction for sketching “Fast & Loose.”
We have booked a beautiful historic casa in the nearby city of Morelia, capital of Michoacan. So, you’ll get to enjoy two amazing towns for the price of one.

Your space is confirmed with a deposit of $2000 MX or $100 USD.
My former students get a $500 peso discount!

 Contact Rhoda Draws to sign up for
SEE AND SKETCH PATZCUARO FOR DAY OF THE DEAD
and learn about other sketching trips…

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SKETCHING WORKSHOPS IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

SKETCHING FAST AND LOOSE

Classes are offered most weekends year-round:

SATURDAYS: Introduction, sketching objects
SUNDAYS: sketching people and urban scenes
Meeting times:  10:30am to 1:30pm

We gather at Galeria San Francisco in Fabrica la Aurora
for lessons and warm-up sketching.
Then we sketch at nearby locations.
Individual coaching and frequent demonstrations
are provided.

Fee for both days: $2,000 MX (about $100USD)
complete supplies kit included!

Click “contact” to sign up for a class.

Students Say:

What a great experience it was to work with Rhoda for two three-hour sessions of fast paced drawing lessons! Not only is Rhoda a talented artist and sketcher, she is a gifted teacher. She has a unique way of breaking the art of drawing into bite sized understandable pieces, and encouraging students to practice new ways to take their drawing to new levels…all in fast and fun ways! After each timed exercise, she provides specific feedback…always emphasizing what worked well …as well as providing an idea or two about how the drawing could be further enhanced. As a beginner drawer, I was surprised at how much I learned in just a few hours, and delighted with how much fun I had along the way! The class was a highlight of my trip to San Miguel.
~ Judy M., Whidbey Island, WA

“Rhoda expertly leads you through an easy to follow step by step process of sketching, building on each lesson from the basics to complex scenes. A master at demonstrating techniques while sketching along with you, Rhoda provides guidance with professionalism and sensitivity. Her amazing energy, enthusiasm, eccentric personality and great sense of humor is a joy to be around. I highly recommend her workshop if you want to learn how to sketch fast and loose while having fun sketching on the streets of SMA.”
~ Iryna M.,  Ontario, Canada

¨Thank you so much for your exhilarating and informative class. I enjoyed myself very much and have come away with a multitude of new ideas, things to practice and a new confidence to drawing in public.”
~ Moira L

“The technique you teach is fascinating and fun. Your choice of venues and subject matter for each class gave me a broad spectrum of sketching opportunities. Your ability to keep us on track and yet able to enjoy one another was perfect. Your expertise, your patience, plus your enthusiasm and appreciation for the community you and I have chosen to call home, combined beautifully in assisting me in my sketching endeavors. Who wouldn’t want to be a Fast & Loose Woman of San Miguel! Gracias Chica!”
~ Cheri Rae

“Rhoda’s workshop was a real game-changer for me — she totally helped me to get out of my head and stop worrying so much about my lines.”
~ Meagan B.


FAST AND LOOSE SKETCHING® HOME STUDY KIT

Two Niche Experts Help You Draw Better And Faster!

The niche field of Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation has taken the world by storm as it radiates across the globe. As a result, more and varied Process Professionals are using spontaneous, live, hand drawn visual techniques to help people effectively think and feel. Both as employees embedded in various kinds of organizations (corporate, governmental and not-for-profit) and as self-employed independents in the gig economy.

NOW AVAILABLE IN 10 MODULE HOME STUDY KIT. LEARN FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME!
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PRIVATE ONLINE SESSIONS WITH RHODA

Interested in Sketching Fast & Loose, Caricature and Painting Instruction?  Tap Rhoda’s 40+ year art career to up level your own practice. She’s available for customized private mentoring on a myriad of subjects. Both in-person in San Miguel de Allende, Mx or online via web conference (no travel required).

Purchase 1, 3, 6 or 12 sessions.

Student/Retiree Tiers Also Available.

Click “contact” to send a message to discuss and schedule.

 

 

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