Supply list for Dick Rauh Workshop

Dick Rauh’s Workshop is on May 21st from 10am-3pm. So happy to welcome him to Lasdon Arboretum for the day.  I am reposting his class description and supply list so you’ll  be ready for the day :O)  If you haven’t already paid me please mail your check to me or bring your payment to class on May 21st.  If you are mailing your check contact me via email for my mailing address. lauragould@mac.com Check should be made out to Laura Gould.

Drawing Trees – Supply List and Class Description

My approach will be to emphasize an immediate eye-to-hand type of rendering using technical pens on water color blocks using Black Micron 05, 01, 005 and hot press blocks 10”x14” or 12” x 16”.  Other sketchbooks and drawing materials are fine, the advantage of the blocks is their built-in support. 

I also pick the technical pens because they come with their own ink supply- there are now a number of more flexible nib pens available with this feature- be my guest. If you are very unhappy working directly in pen and ink, I will make an exception, but you will miss the tension and excitement that comes from having to make a direct statement. (Believe me there are ways to fudge, even here).  

Bring something to sit on, a camp chair or stool, hat, lunch and water.

We will meet in the classroom in the main house for a preliminary discussion of tree architecture and generally what to look when drawing trees: i.e. the differences in the branching patterns of common local trees, the masses of leaf forms defined by light and shade, etc. I will try to help you apply these observational and sketching techniques to the broader field of nature sketching. I will provide you with information about some of the materials and books available to get you started on this useful and rewarding practice. The use of contour drawing technique will be explained, and its application to the sketching of natural forms. We will attempt to complete at least one drawing of a tree in pen and ink. 

Look forward to sketching with you.

Dick Rauh

Dick Rauh…and Watercolor Color Pencil Class….

Just a quick update…still waiting to find a final date for the Tree Workshop with Dick Rauh.  I will announce a date as soon as something is settled.

For those coming to the Watercolor Color Pencil Class next week please bring watercolor brushes with you as well.  You will need small round watercolor brushes…size 2 and 0 should be plenty for the class :O)  Synthetic sable brushes are fine and only a few dollars a piece. To review other supplies go back to the original post

watercolor brushes

Dick Rauh Workshop….rescheduling……

Dick has contacted me this past week with the difficult news that his wife of 64 years needs to be located in a place where she can get more medical care, because of this he needs to reschedule his event with us.  I am trying to find a new date this Summer or in the early Fall.  I should have a new date within the next few days and will let you all know as soon as I have it sorted out with Dick.

Refunds will be given for those of you who cannot attend the new date. For those of you who can still attend I will just carry your payment forward.

I have told Dick to not worry about us and take care of his lovely wife….the trees will wait and so will we 🙂  I will post the new date as soon as I have one.