Workshop 13: Capturing Chicago’s Rhythm and Energy

Instructor:  Lisa Flahive

Description:

This workshop will focus on creating energetic sketches of lively urban spaces without an eraser.  The instructor will start by using a range of large gray markers.  Participants will develop confidence by trying some short sketching exercises.  They will incorporate speed and take some risks in the sketching process.

Learning Goals:

Participants will learn to confidently capture the energy of the city by using:

  • dynamic composition with a focal point
  • line and shape
  • strong sense of value
  • connected shapes to unify the sketch

Supplies:

  • sketchbook
  • one or more technical pens
  • markers – black and two or more gray values (the instructor will demonstrate both wide and big brush markers, but participants may bring any sketching material that allows them to create a range of values)
  • portable stool

Lisa’s sketches:

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To see more of Lisa’s work, please visit Facebook.com/Flahive.artist.

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One thought on “Workshop 13: Capturing Chicago’s Rhythm and Energy

  1. Pingback: Meet Our Instructors: Lisa Flahive | USk Chicago Sketch Seminar 2016

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