Athenaeum's School of the Arts
Course #18: Keeping a Travel Sketchbook
Instructor: Irina Gronborg
Sat, 10 AM–4 PM (1 hour break)
May 12 (1 day)
On location, Balboa Park, Alcazar Garden
$100 member/120 nonmember
Prepare to travel near or far with a sketchbook so that any trip becomes special and memorable. Learn to record famous landmarks and landscapes and discover new perspectives, in your unique and personal style. Irina Gronborg travels locally and abroad, never without a sketchbook. In this class she will review basic drawing skills with an emphasis on line and composition. Demonstrations will include sketching intimate settings and grand vistas, gardens, people, and architecture, and ways of composing a page incorporating written observations. She will share her travel sketchbooks and tips for making a sketchbook an indispensable record of any trip. We will meet in the beautiful Alcazar Gardens in the heart of Balboa Park for introductions and spend the two days like tourists, visiting and sketching San Diego’s parks, museums, shops, and cafes.
Materials: Materials: should be small and lightweight. Sketchbook no larger than 7” x 9”, a graphite pencil 2B or 4B, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, and a couple of pens. Also needed: a portable chair, hat, sunscreen, water, and lunch.
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