Have you ever been curious what is it like to… SKETCH a human figure? Ever told yourself - oh, I could never, I'm not an artist after all? We're here to tell you, show you and give you wings! Anyone can sketch, besides - we do it with joy and in a free environment! In more than 100 sketching events we've explored the secrets and joys of sketching, which we'll share on 8 Wednesday evenings!
WHAT: The theory of the joys of sketching, applied knowledge, nude and dressed model sketching for participants without prior knowledge. HOW: all materials, papers and drinking water as well as delicious coffee from Zvaigzne Cafe is provided.
WHERE: Two creative locations: the studio Forest of Dreams (sessions 1-4) and clothing workshop/store MAKE (sessions 5-8). Lessons will be primarily in English with a translation in Latvian provided upon request.
PARTICIPATION: with a valid digital COVID certificate (vaccinated/recently recovered) and an ID. Participants will have personalized seats. During the proceedings FFP2 respirators must be worn. Participants may be younger than 18, but must keep in mind that starting with the 5th session there will be nude models. The maximum number of participants in a lesson is 7 people.
Price of 1 lesson is 20EUR
4 lessons 70EUR
8 lessons 100EUR
20.10 Pre-sketch What is sketching and how to use it in daily life? Fear of failure and nothing-good-is-coming-out-of-this and to-heck-with-it-all invitation to make mistakes. What's a positive state of mind for sketching? Starting a sketching micro-habit.
27.10 The beginning - everything that's simple is complicated and simple Constructing the human figure with several approaches - mainly how to simplify the figure to big shapes. Square or round shapes - which is more you? Where to find sketching supplies when you have "nothing on you"?
03.11 Line - one element in millions of versions Continuous line figures, sharp and curved lines for depicting the character of the figure, using line to create emphasis and guide the eye of the viewer. Visible and invisible lines.
10.11 Beyond the visible - sketching styles and methods Intensifying the characteristics of the model in a sketch, the fruits of imagination or how to see a story around the model's pose and how to record it, stylization. Mixed media and creative ways to sketch out of your comfort zone.
17.11 Another point of view Perspective and purposeful deformation using a low or high point of view. "Not entirely spoken" or using framing in sketches.
24.11 Volume, light and shadow - dimensionality in a sketch How to create form and volume by recording the human figure with the help of various media? Cast shadow as a compositional element.
01.12 Materials and their interaction Experiments with the compatibility of paper and media. Exciting the sense of touch and a small insight into types of paper.
08.12 Retrospection - what to do with sketches after Progress analysis within a single lesson and within the lesson cycle. The "second life" of sketches.