Fall/Winter 2019 Workshop Series
Drawing as Seeing and the Acceptance of Chaos: A Sumi Ink Wash Drawing Workshop with Heather McLaughlin
Drawing is a way of seeing, a way of understanding, and an exercise. This drawing workshop will focus on pleinair (on-sight) observational drawing with the beautiful and chaotic material: sumi ink. The ink is an excellent tool to capture light and shapes, as compared to the way pencils and pens lead themselves to contours and patterns. This special ink has rich, deep blacks that are easy to swoon over. During this 4 hour workshop students will complete multiple small drawings. We will cover techniques for recording scale, light and shapes while practicing pleinair drawing skills and increase our understanding and mastery of the sumi ink medium.
Heather McLaughlin was born next to the Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore Maryland and relocated to Red Lodge Montana, on the north border of Yellowstone Park, in 1991. After high school, she continued west to Portland Oregon and continued her studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she completed her Bachelors of Fine Art with a focus in traditional Printmaking in 2005. She served on the board of Flight 64 Studio (a Member-run Print Studio) from 2008 until 2014. She has managed the Printmaking Studio at PNCA in addition to teaching classes in the Continuing Education program. In addition to her art, Heather is a performer and production assistant, her main project is ROTTIES. Visit Heather’s website at hardcoremermaid.com
COST: $40 plus $10 material fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.)
BRING: Please wear clothes that you will be comfortable in outdoors that you do not mind getting art materials on. Please bring a snack if you’d like. Hot tea and coffee provided.
This workshop is for adults. 12 students max.
RSVP: via firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644
This class is part of the Fall/Winter 2019 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/art/workshops to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.