Urban Sketching is a way of recording a visual image or experience. It is often an activity shared with other artists on location, but it can also be a personal visual record of your life and travels. The drawings are loose and quick impressions of a moment, experience or space.
In this workshop you will be introduced to simple methods of drawing buildings and outdoor environments around Peterborough. You will learn the process of creating a sketch by understanding shapes, details and color. Basic perspective and simple watercolor techniques will be introduced. Playful experimentation is encouraged and perfection is not required.
If you have a portable chair, please bring it along. Supplies will be provided, however if you already have pens and a sketch book or sketch pad, please bring them along.
About the instructor: Liz Knight received her BA in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati. The majority of her career has been devoted to the toy industry, and she was most recently vice president of design for girls’ toys at Hasbro. During her 15 years at Hasbro she worked with team members on a range of classic toys, such as My Little Pony, Mr. Potatohead, Playdoh, Easy Bake Oven and Littlest Pet Shop. She also has her own studio, Knight Design, and has been teaching design principles, toy design and shoe design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for many years.