For the upcoming Urban Sketching Summer Retreat, August 16-20, 2021 at the Madeline Island School of Art, I'll be teaching alongside my friends and world class sketching instructors Shari Blaukopf, Paul Heaston and Uma Kelkar. My session is called, "The Goods: Keys to Lively Travel Sketches." And yes, since I live on a small island off Florida's Gulf Coast, sketching beautiful Madeline Island in Lake Superior will qualify as both urban sketching and travel sketching.
When I travel, sketching on-location becomes a tool for exploration and discovery. And though my sketchbook collection spans five continents, there's a common theme: the search for places--historic districts, traditional towns and villages, scenic landscapes, pockets of wildness--that retain a sense of authenticity, with roots in their native landscape, history, cultures and traditions. As an artist, I'm less motivated by communicating my own emotions than by searching for and capturing this genuine spirit of place.
I'm very excited about this opportunity to experience and capture the character of this very special place. Come join us! Here's the link for more details and registration.