Sunday, March 27, 2011

Urban Sketching Workshop was a success!

Matthew Brehm led a fantastic workshop to 36 participants in the community room of the People's Food Co-op in Southeast Portland
He got everyone started drawing from a photograph.

He went through a lot of information in a clear and concise way, with some strategies to use and the chance to practice those techniques with quick 2 minute sketching exercises.

We met up again at pioneer courthouse square.

He gave us pointers and an assignment, then sent us out to sketch.

 Matthew came around and gave tips and pointers
 Sketchers trying to stay dry.
 this guy kept me dry and gave me the opportunity to practice framing.

 This is my favorite sketch of the day. I like the little thumbnail of the crane on the top left corner, and then i liked capturing Tony sketching from the dry, covered area at Director's Park.
At the end of the day, we met up at the central library to share sketches

 and of course, talk about pens.
Matthew let us peek at the pages of his journal...very inspiring!


  1. looks like a great turnout. good idea to hide under the umbrella man! hope you all had fun!

  2. Alanna,
    Great session! Thanks for organizing it. I had fun and learned a tremendous amount from Matt. Hope you'll invite me back.