Creating Composite Sketches


WITH LESLIE FEHLING 2 Day Workshop Feb 6&7, 2023 9am-4pm $225


Upcoming Sessions


Service Description

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION One of the best ways to capture a slice of life in your sketchbook is by compiling a collection of images into a single composite sketch, a visual collage of drawn and painted sketches that includes different facets of one subject. Composite sketches are perfect for travel journaling, when you want to capture all that you’re experiencing in a new and exciting place, but they also work well for chronicling a day at home or a visit to your favorite coffee shop. Their multi-sketch format makes them a good fit for drawing collections of items, and they’re easy to fit into small chunks of time, because they can be done incrementally. In this two-day workshop, I’ll share tips for creating colorful, well-designed composite pages using ink and watercolor, and I’ll demonstrate how I put together a page on location. Students will complete three sketches during class, working both from life and from photos. Enrollment will be limited to twelve students, so I’ll be able to work with each student individually to fine-tune their designs and assist with drawing and painting. SUPPLIES Supplies for this workshop are flexible, depending on your own personal preferences, but should include a watercolor sketchbook, drawing supplies, brushes, a palette filled with quality watercolors, etc. A detailed supply list with specific recommendations will be sent after registering. BIO Leslie Fehling is a watercolor artist, workshop instructor, and art blogger from western Pennsylvania. Her illustrated watercolor journals are filled with sketches that celebrate everyday life and chronicle her travel adventures. She has taught sketchbook journaling and watercolor workshops in the US and abroad since 2014. Her unique approach to illustrated watercolor journaling and her enthusiastic teaching style have made her a sought-after instructor, and her workshops have empowered students of all skill levels to think more creatively and paint with greater confidence. Leslie is a leader in the modern sketching movement. For more than a decade, her Everyday Artist website has been a rich resource for painting tutorials, creative journaling ideas, and inspiring artwork. Her paintings are found in public and private collections across the US. **Note: During payment process, to bypass Paypal, click on “Try another way”. Then click “Check out as guest”. This will allow you to use a credit or debit card to pay.

  • Starts Feb 6, 2023
  • 225 US dollars
  • Villa Serena

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  • 7014 Willow Street, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

    (941) 600-8911

    info@villaserenainn.com