Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Art Unraveled 2013!!!

OH MY!! Only a week away before I pack up the car and head over to Phoenix for Art Unraveled!! I am so very excited to be working closely with all those that have signed up for my workshops. These are new workshops that include all the more in depth drawing and painting techniques that we never have quite enough time to explore in other workshops I've taught. The last few spots are filling fast, so hurry and sign up before the classes are full!

The two I am offering for the first time is:

"Creative Values" ~ Monday, Aug 5th, 9am-4:30pm

Over the years I have had the privilege of witnessing many individuals learn to draw for the first time as their eyes opened to a new way of seeing the world around them. After these classes, I have found myself wanting to take my students beyond the contours of their newly found sight, and into seeing values and three-dimensional form. Creating convincing values and textures has always been my favorite aspect of the drawing process. Lets spend the day together as I share with you all the “shading” skills I have learned over the years. This class is for those who have never been introduced to these skills and techniques, as well as those who wish to further their own drawing techniques.

In this class we will explore in-depth a variety of pencil and pen techniques for applying value to our drawings, thus increasing the illusion of three-dimensional form. Some of these modeling techniques include expressive line qualities, value relationships with the use of continuous tone, hatching, cross-hatching, and a combination of these different techniques. 

These are samples of some of the techniques that I will teach in the day long workshop. 

"A Visual Journey" ~ Tuesday, Aug 6th, 9am-4:30pm

What is the point of drawing while you travel? Gosh, that is easy. So that one can truly see that which is around you. Drawing forces one to slow down and to really look at and appreciate the world. Drawing connects you to the places you visit; it creates a very intimate bond. Sure, it would be so much easier to take a snap shot and keep moving — you’d sure get to see a lot more that way! But the memory would be just that, fleeting. This is not true when you have taken the time to draw the places you’ve visited. When I look back through my visual journals, I recall the sounds, the smells, the feel of the breeze or the heat of the sun… I recall everything about those moments. When we draw something, we create a relationship with it.

In this class you will learn useful drawing and page layout techniques that will inspire you to capture the world around you with your own vision. After completing the ink/pencil sketches, we will focus on some basic color theory with watercolors. Finally we will spend the afternoon learning in depth my unique illustrative style of applying watercolors and colored pencil to your visual journals.

This is the same style of drawing and sketching I used in my journals which were published in Danny Gregory's latest book, " An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration from the private art journals of traveling artists, illustrators and designers."

If you already have a copy of "An Illustrated Journey", bring it with you! I would be happy to sign it for you! :)

Also, see the online interview with Danny and I here:

Looking forward to see you in Pheonix next week, and hope to see you in one of these awesome workshops!!


Carol C said...

In the last week since my husband had emergency surgery I've been re-reading Everyday Matters and dusting off my journal and watercolors. I started this day watching the interview you did with Danny Gregory then was delighted to see that the hospital where my husband is spends every Wednesday afternoon with an artist helping people create art in that artist's media. Today it was a watercolorist who brought in her travel journals. My conclusion is that I really want to take your Learning to See class (as well as Danny's online class this fall). If you have a list of people interested in your workshops please put me on it. I live in Seattle but would be willing to travel. Thanks, Lisa!---Carol Collier

Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen said...

Hi Carol,
I would love to meet you and have you come to one of my workshops! I will be traveling to France next month, but will hopefully squeeze in a few workshops before the holidays. Please send me your email address and I will send you a notice when I have the next "Learning to See" workshop. However, if there are a enough interested in taking the workshop in the Seattle area I would be willing to travel there as well. :)

My email is lcjorge @ cableone . net

Charis said...

This is fantastic!

Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen said...

Hello, Charis!
Thank you for stopping in and leaving me a comment!

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