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Sketching on the Go

Date: June 28
Time: 9 am – 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline: June 28
Location: GAAC

Enjoy the outdoors more deeply by sketching–even if it’s in your own backyard. This one-day session will take place at two sites—one will focus on the outdoor urban environment and the other on the natural landscape. Participants will practice quick drawing techniques that include evaluating composition and value range. Various drawing materials and approaches will be explored. The class will begin with a presentation of sketch examples from history, as well as contemporary artists.

2016 Joan RichmondJoan Richmond, a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, taught painting for ten years at Northwestern Michigan College and continues to instruct drawing and painting workshops. Richmond works both in open-air—Michigan, Ireland, Canada, Italy—and her studio in Traverse City. She exhibits regionally, is represented in Midwest corporate collections and has served at several residencies, including visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2015, 2016, and 2020. joanrichmondart.com

One Sketchbook (no smaller than 6 x 6″; no bigger than 8 x 12″, pencil (2B preferred but not required), pen (your preference), and an eraser.

Instructor will provide additional pencils, pens, viewfinders, small drawing boards, and pencil sharpeners. (No additional fee.)

We will be working outside. Please bring a hat, lightweight, portable, foldable camp chair, and sunscreen. We will break for lunch; please bring a sack lunch.

Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
All students must wear face coverings inside the center.
Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated.


June 28, 2022
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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