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More Quick Sketching workshops

Schedule for my next Quick Sketch sessions at
Riley Street Art Supplies, 1138 4th Street, San Rafael, CA:
Sunday, November 18   12 to 3 pm
Saturday, December 22  2 to 5 pm
Fee: $50 per session
Quick sketch techniques help you develop more confidence in drawing, and enable you to “loosen up”. We’ll do some warm-ups, then go out as a group and sketch in nearby locations. Continuing and first-time students are welcome.
To sign up and get materials list, please email me.
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Winter Open Studio

Sunday, December 2nd – 11am to 6pm.
I invite you to see my latest acrylic and mixed media figure paintings in studio 306 at the historic Industrial Center Building (ICB) at 480 Gate Five Road in Sausalito. I will exhibit only new work, created this year!
Digital painting demo at 2 and 4pm.
About 70 artists will throw their doors open for visitors that weekend. I can ONLY be there on Sunday, due to a prior commitment on Saturday (as Rhoda Draws A Crowd, I will be creating caricature entertainment at a wedding reception…gotta pay the rent!)

Quick Sketch workshop: Saturday, October 27

Announcing my next Quick Sketch session at
Riley Street Art Supplies, 1138 4th Street, San Rafael, CA
Saturday, October 27   2:00 to 5:00    Fee: $50
I will demonstrate quick sketch techniques suitable for beginners or intermediates who want to develop more confidence in drawing, as well as skilled artists who would like to “loosen up”. We’ll do some warm-ups, then go out as a group and sketch in nearby locations. Join me for a lively afternoon of sketching in the “wilds” of San Rafael.
To sign up please send email: [email protected]

Caricature demo and workshop

This month at Riley Street Art Center, 1138 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA:

September 15, 11 am to 1 pm

I will present a slideshow of celebrity caricatures by a variety of world-class artists. Following that, I will  demonstrate my own techniques, using both traditional and digital media.

September 22, 2 to 4 pm

I will present the basic principles of creating a satirical portrait, by doing a live demo and showing examples in a wide range of styles. Participants will practice drawing caricatures from photos as well as live subjects. Just bring your sense of humor!
Fee: $35, materials provided.

Quick Sketch Demo a Success!

My 2-hour presentation at Riley Street Art Supply “drew a crowd” of about 20 enthusiastic attendees. I showed slides of my sketches, created over several years in a wide variety of settings, and countries. I laid out my pencils, pens and various kinds of paper for folks to practice with. I did only a little actual sketching, and will do much more of that next time.

Here’s a response from one participant, Judith J.

I thoroughly enjoyed your demo on Saturday. Your presentation was warm, funny, informative and helpful. I tried to apply some of your techniques at our Monday Morning Sketching Group in a beautiful garden this morning …. It’s all a wondrous experience.


Drawing demos and workshops

I will be offering the following  demonstrations and workshops at Riley Street Art Center, 1138 4th Street,  San Rafael, CA:

Quick Sketching for Travelers (or anyone on the go):

FREE demo on August 11, from 11am to 1pm

Workshop: Saturday, August 18th, 2-5pm $50. Download the materials list: Quick Sketch Techniques

The Art of Caricature

FREE demo: Saturday, September 15th 11am to 1pm

Workshop: Saturday, September 22, 2 to 4pm. $35  Materials provided



August demo and class

I am offering a free two-hour demonstration of “Quick Sketching for Travelers” at the Riley Street Art store in San Rafael, CA on Saturday August 11, 2012, from 11am to 1pm.

Also at Riley Street Art, a class “Quick Sketching on the Go” Saturday, August 18th from 2 to 5 pm. We will explore several choices in pencils, pens and paper quality, then go out to sketch at nearby locations. Fee is $50. Materials list available from me via email.
Check out these and other offerings at Riley Street Art:

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