Intro To Pocket Sketching

This class will leave you feeling more confident in your approach to painting. It gives you the knowledge of where your focal point , perspective with contrast, perspective with colors and what needs to be included in a sketch. The timed sketching helps you with what details to leave in and what to leave out of a scene sketch. You will learn to paint on the go and travel light with the Pocket Sketch equipment. If you have been procrastinating whether to take a watercolor painting course. This course being a fundamental course will open doors to other possibilities.

30 minute lunch break. There are several eateries within walking distance of the theater.

Morning in Studio

  • Class will be introduced to equipment we will be using. 
  • Use of water soluble pen on paper with emphasis on perspective of contrast
  • Pen will be used with watercolors with emphasis on perspective of color (Involves advanced watercolor and requires no previous knowledge or experience.)
  • Watercolor emphasizing perspective of contrast and color.

Break for lunch.

Afternoon in Studio

  • We will be working from photos (provided) we will have 25 minute timed sketches from photos. Using previous knowledge from both perspective lessons.
  • Focal point and how to achieve it.
  • Editing and how to edit your paintings
  • Use of the wax to resist leaving your whites (John Singer Sargent will be referenced).

Day will end with a fun exercise, which will get great results.
We will be stopping after every section to look at our work and progress, using a mat to help us realize our potential.


Jul 16th, 2024 10:00am - Jul 16th, 2024 4:00pm



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Farr Best Theater
109 N. Main St.
Mansfield, Texas 76063

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Geri Brettmann
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