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Kristen Olson Stone Fine Art

Sketch With Kristen Summer Classes

Sketch With Kristen Summer Classes

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2 1/2 hour classes meet from 7:30am-10am

These small group classes are limited to 8 students.

Looking for something to do this summer in the desert?  This class is a great morning out!  We'll find a cool place to sketch together in a relaxed, enjoyable, fun way and you'll soon be discovering your creative side. You’ll learn to translate your everyday observations into sketches that come to reflect your own unique style. 

By the end of the course you'll come away with a lovely book of happy sketching memories!

This style of sketching is foolproof as you'll soon learn that mistakes are actually not mistakes at all.....those little imperfections become the extra added charm in your sketches!

I'll guide you step by step as we sketch together.

Anybody can learn this style of sketching.
I welcome all levels including beginners.

We will visit a pre-arranged schedule of locations in and around Palm Desert, La Quinta and Palm Springs.  Many of our locations will be in cafe's where we can sketch our cup of coffee and treats or the scenery we see through the window.  

Payment in full is required to save your space in the class.  All class fees are non-refundable once paid unless class is cancelled.  

Suggested supply list, you can see a photo of my supplies below:
1. A sketchbook size 6" x 8" up to 9" x 12",  90 lb paper is a good choice
2. Permanent black ink pen size 3 or 5
3. A travel sized watercolor set
4. 1 paintbrush, a No. 6 or 8 round brush.   
5. Water cup and a few paper towels
6. White chinagraph pencil and white Posca pen .07mm with bullet tip
7. A tote bag to keep everything in and a folding chair or stool
Also remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, water and snacks!

Optional , A TWSBI 580 Diamond Fountain pen. Nib size ‘F’
DeArtimentis Waterproof black document ink

Two of my favorite things are painting and travel!  I combine these loves when I take my travel-sized watercolor kits with me wherever I go.  I also enjoy painting with them in my own backyard rose garden!  Join me in Palm Desert where I can show you an easy-to-learn, relaxed way of sketching and painting.  You'll enjoy zen moments as you find yourself getting lost in your painting and enjoying the color mixing process. 

I started teaching this style of travel painting a few years ago when I lived in New Zealand.  I taught people how to draw and paint boats and maritime scenery at The Maritime Museum in Auckland. Many of my students lived on boats or in small apartments and had small storage spaces, they wanted a quality art medium that they could easily store and take anywhere in the world.

I've traveled the world with big oil painting kits and that's a wonderful thing to do too but watercolor is a lot more travel friendly and once you learn how to paint in this style, it will enhance your life experiences wherever you decide to paint. You can take the skills you learn on your next trip and make watercolor journals of your vacation or paint in your own backyard and favorite neighborhood parks.
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