Friday, January 15, 2016

Orlando Sketch Tour, Feb. 13

Orlando Sketch Tour
Saturday, February 13 at 10am - 5pm

WHAT: Orlando Sketch Tour offers visitors and local artists a chance to slow down, see and sketch the true Orlando. Thor from Analog Artist Digital World and Kelly Medford a plein air painter from Rome Italy will be your guides for this full day sketching tour around the Mennello Museum of Art.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 13, 2016 10am to 5pm

WHERE:  Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL, 32812. We will meet at 10am at a small gazebo just to the east of the Mennello Museum on the lake shore.

HOW: All skill levels are welcome you can be a full time artist or a weekend dabber and you will sill pick up something to help spark the rewarding trend of documenting your life through sketching.

Each student gets a complete Urban Sketching Kit that includes hardbound sketchbook,
travel sized watercolor palette,
pencil and eraser,
micron pen,
Pentel water brush
all enclosed in a zippered carrying case.

WHY: The Indie-Folkfest happening on the 13th puts a twist on the traditional Orlando Folk Festival turning it into a Valentine’s Day-themed family folk picnic that features local music, art and food. They partnered with East End Market for food, Joseph Martens for the music lineup, as well as local bars to throw a fun-filled picnic in the beautiful Sculpture Garden of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Approximately 3,000 guests – including plenty of dogs and kids – spread out picnic blankets, make Valentine cards and enjoy a daylong lineup of music against the backdrop of Lake Formosa in the winter sunshine. The sketch tour will be part of a day dedicated to Music + Art + Picnic + Love.

WHO:  Thomas Thorspecken (Thor) taught traditional hand drawn animation for 8 years at Full Sail University in Florida. He now teaches at Elite Animation and some of his courses include: Urban Sketching, Drawing Fundamentals, Character Design and Traditional Animation. Tom has also led 1 and 2 day urban sketching workshops for the public for all levels of urban sketching and leads the monthly drink and draw in Orlando along with sketching the daily events around the city.

Kelly Medford is a full-time plein air painter and watercolorist living in Italy and runs Sketching Rome Tours since 2012 where she teaches simple and fun sketchbook journaling and urban sketching techniques in various locations around Rome to locals and tourists with a varying levels of experience. She also teaches watercolor sketching intensive workshops several times a year in both Italy and the U.S. She most recently co-taught with Simo Capecchi and Caroline Peyron at the Urban Sketchers Workshop in Ischia in October 2015 in Italy.

At 10am before the folkfest gets started, Kelly Medford will give a lessson in composing landscape scenes. Her insights in to light, color and environment should get everyone accustomed to the pastoral lakeside setting. After we all finish our first sketch, we'll break for lunch and then Thor will give tips on how to populate your sketches. The focus will be on adding multiple figures into to scene to add depth and tell a story. We will then spend the afternoon creating multiple sketches of performers on the stage, or patrons enjoying the festival. The sketch opportunities are limitless. Kelly and Thor will circulate to offer tips and suggestions.

Tickets: The Sketch Tour costs $125 for the full day of sketching.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite


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