Drawing in Pen & Ink
(Nov. 2017)

Ideal for anyone interested in travel sketching or sketching on the go or anyone interested in sketching or using pen & ink or ink with watercolor. This medium is worth getting to know as it is perfect for sketching on the go. Learn techniques for pen and ink with guidance from an experienced artist, starting with how to select the right supplies. Find out how to create quick single-line sketches of your surroundings quickly before adding contrast and dimension. Once your shapes are sketched, you'll learn to add textures and details that will enhance your sketches.

Artwork by Christy Olsen

You will also learn mark-making techniques and tips for creating perspective with ease. Switch to a brush pen and learn how to draw like a painter by working with tone and shape instead of a line. You will also learn how to work with a brush using inks and also try some colored inks.

Meets: Saturday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM 
Dates: Nov. 4, 11, 2017
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N Los Altos Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to advanced. All levels are welcome!

Medium: Pen & Ink
Technique: Drawing Techniques Specific to Pen & Ink
Materials: Bring your own supplies.


Copy the Masters, such as Charles Dana Gibson and his "Gibson Girls".

Instructor Demonstration - Copy the Masters (Charles Gibson)

The "Gibson Girl" was the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness as portrayed by the pen-and-ink illustrations of artist Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States and Canada. The artist saw his creation as representing the composite of "thousands of American girls"  (Wikipedia, 2017).

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