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2/9 Plant Sketching for Kids (Alameda, CA)

Join us for a morning sketch lesson where we’ll be exploring the art of sketching plants from Mary’s new book: The Artful Sketch.

Instructor: Mary Phan, Author of The Artful Sketch

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 9:30-Noon (2.5 Hour Workshop)

Shop Address: Phoenix Alameda (map)
2315 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Class Size: 20-25 students maximum
Ideal Ages: 7-14, 15+ & Adults can also join

Workshop Description:

Learn how to sketch and color with professional markers taught by World Touring Artist Mary Phan, Author of The Artful Sketch and founder of @verymaryinspired and @thesketchbookseries. This 2.5 hour workshop will cover all the basics needed to put aside fear and open up a creative outlet to make beautiful artwork!

Each student will learn the fundamentals of the materials, color theory, techniques, textures, highlighting, shadowing, scale and proportion. You will walk away feeling inspired and confident to pick up your sketchbook with your new found skills. Along with a beginner set of materials, each student will receive an instructional worksheet to take home and practice. Attendees will have a chance to use a class set of markers.

This class is perfect for beginners with little to no experience and those who have some experience and want to learn different techniques. The techniques and skills learned in this class can be applied to sketching plants straight from the lessons in Mary’s book: The Artful Sketch!

What else do you need to know?

You do not need to bring anything else to the workshop, just yourself! The registration cost is all-inclusive of materials needed for this experience! Refreshments will be served! We hope you have a great time!

This sketch lesson is great for mature children ages 7-13 years old. This 2.5 hour lesson will cover basics of color, form, lighting, shadow and highlights and children get to create a sketch lesson from our book The Artful Sketch. We welcome parents to come join in with your child(ren) as this is a great bonding & skill building experience. Mature children may be dropped off with a signed waiver, which we’ll send prior to class.

Space is limited. Workshop registrations are NONREFUNDABLE. Please make sure you are able to attend the workshop date and time before you complete your purchase. Be sure to visit the Workshop FAQ page for a complete overview of our workshop policies.

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Book Signing : After the workshop from 1-2PM, books will be available for purchase along with a book signing

Price Options: $85 for children 7-13, $100 for ages 14+ above

Option 1 ( Ages 7-14 years old) : $85

  • Sketch Kit

  • up to 2.5 Hours of sketch Instruction

  • Light Refreshments, snacks

Option 2 (Ages 15+) : $125

  • Sketch Kit

  • Up to 2.5 Hours of sketch Instruction

  • Light Refreshments, snacks