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Announcing! Sketching Workshop in Richmond VA, April 17/18

March 31, 2015

VCA Workshop Graphic


I’m excited to announce a last minute project. I’ll be leading a location drawing workshop, focused on spontaneous sketching in pen-and-ink, this April 17/18 in Richmond Va.

It’s offered in conjunction with the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond VA, and sponsored by Strathmore and

There are only 15 spots for students, so, if you are in the area, you might want to act now!

Click here to Register
Click here to find out more on the USK Workshops Page
Click here for supplies list

This workshop is aimed at beginners and experienced sketchers alike who want to free up their line, and learn to work quickly on location. We will not be overly concerned with perspective drawing or architectural rendering – rather, we’ll be thinking about note-taking, picture making, and visual journaling. Learning to draw an impression of a place, in our own handwriting.

We’ll be focused on black-and-white line drawing in pen and brush-pen, but feel free to bring your colors if you think you might squeeze in the time during longer exercises.

Exercises will include elements from my book (Scribble and Refine) and some new projects aimed at spontaneity and pictorial composition. Single Line Drawing, Tone Shape Sketching – and a few more I’m still making worksheets for!

Demo_Scribble and Refine
Scribble and Refine

Single Line and Cinq-à-Sept (5-7) Sketching (color optional in this workshop)

Demo_Tone Shapes
Tone Shapes


8 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie Sepate permalink
    March 31, 2015 12:24 PM

    Oh, man! Not enough vaca days!!! Haha!

    Sent from my iPad


  2. March 31, 2015 1:08 PM

    Hi Marc. This is great news! I just registered and I’m looking forward to meeting and working with you in person. Yippee! Paula Raudenbush

    Sent from my iPad


  3. April 1, 2015 8:19 PM

    I need to see whether I can take off that Friday!


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