Sunday, January 13, 2013

Santa Barbara Artist Offers Plein-Aire Sketching Class January 16th


Wednesday January 16, 2013

Artist Ron Doctors has been teaching sketching in Yosemite for 
many years and for the first time is offering this class locally

Meet at Douglas Family Preserve. 

Bring a chair and if it's wet class will be postponed. 
Materials are supplied. 
This is an 8 week program for anyone who would like 
to learn to sketch or improve their skills.


Where : Douglas Family Preserve, Borton Drive entrance, park on the street . 
When: Every Wednesday, starting January 16th for the next 8 weeks. 
Time: 1 PM- 3 PM 
Who: All who can carry a chair and walk about 1/2 mile.

The program is for anyone who would like to sketch in nature.
If you have never sketched or are an accomplished artist you will gain
from this experience. 

Cost is $20.00 /session and the total $160 is payable 
at the start of the program. 
Making a commitment to all 8 sessions is preferred
Limited to 8 - 10 students

Ron Doctors has taught sketching in Yosemite for many years and now that he is a local resident, he has often been asked to do this program in Santa Barbara.

"I like to work with a minimum of materials allowing me to focus on the subject.  Using mostly a 6B pencil, very soft and with a dense black on white paper with a slight texture allows for plenty of scope to express a sketch.  I also like to paint in both watercolor and acrylics, black ink and Chinese style brush."
"My artistic philosophy is that enjoying the process is the most important aspect and even if the resultant work is not totally fantastic, the very act of looking and absorbing the wonder of our planet makes the experience memorable."
"One of my students said that her day sketching will remain embedded in her heart for life.  She felt enriched in a special way".

RSVP: email at or cell 650-388-0899

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