Continuous Line Urban Sketch San Francisco with Meagan Burns Half-Day Workshop -- Two Dates Available
***VENUE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER*** Both workshops will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
Palace of the Fine Arts Saturday, March 11, 10am-2pm CLASS FULL***Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10am - 2pm
Second Workshop Added Painted Ladies of Alamo Square Sunday, March 12, 2023, 10am-2pm Register Below
You're invited to join Artist/Instructor Meagan Burns on a half-day introductory workshop in creating a continuous line practice in order to improve and personalize one's urban sketches. Meagan has been teaching Continuous Line Urban Sketching workshops in several Mexican destination cities including Mexico City, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, Sayulita and San Miguel de Allende, now she's bringing it home to the USA to help spread the positive message of continuous lining -- a game changer when incorporated into your daily practice!
In this half-day workshop, we'll gather at the dramatic Palace of the Fine Arts on Saturday ,March 11, and at Alamo Square' Painted Ladies on Sunday, March 12. After a brief introduction we'll jump in with drawing warm-ups that are highly impactful to your drawing abilities, a series of timed short sketches with feedback, #CLUSKing (continuous line urban sketching) of the Palace of Fine Arts, then we'll finish big with a sketch throw down with feedback.
The Continuous Line practice is a "supplemental drawing practice much like vitamins", and nothing about Meagan's workshops are the tips to draw like Meagan nor anyone else; it's about leaning into one's personal style of line making no matter what the medium; a continuous line practice will improve one's abilities in such mediums as direct watercolor, sculpting, printmaking; mediums Meagan personally dabbles in and her skills improved as her daily continuous line warmups persevered. Whether you've been an artist for years or you're just beginning, this elementary practice will impact your drawing ability and Meagan will share proven tips and techniques for this practice.
#CLUSKing Guanajuato, Mexico
Benefits of a Continuous Line Practice
1. Push through drawing fears to add more unique character to your urban sketches 2. Gain a better understanding of composition and logistics 3. Build confidence and gain a sense of accomplishment by starting and completing your drawings with unique line strokes
Who Should Take This Workshop
1. People who are interested in having a drawing habit. 2. People who are curious about drawing the world around them. 2. People who enjoy drawing on location. 4. People who believe in practicing their artistic craft. 3. Urban Sketchers.
WORKSHOP COST: $75 USD Drawing Book and Pens Included Register Below
The Magic of Continuous Line Storytelling
Join the Continuous Line Storytelling group for Meagan's Livestreams that include drawing tips, tricks, techniques, challenges and real life lessons as a result of having a drawing lifestyle.
Meagan Burns Artist/Instructor originally from Chicago, first went to San Miguel de Allende in 2001 and now lives in Mexico City where she helps people plow through their drawing fears by practicing Continuous Line Urban Sketching in the fascinating streets of Mexico City and beyond. She rallied the San Miguel de Allende sketching community to become a Regional Chapter of Urban Sketchers in 2016, with artists sketching each week with the group from around the world. Background is marketing and graphic design, now she provides her community with art making opportunities, urban sketching and delicious tacos. Favorite motto: #makeartstaysane
Art Leap Adventures is an art workshop tour business Meagan created in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico in 2017. Everything moved to Zoom classes during the pandemic, teaching back-to-back sketch classes three times a week in the Zoom Sketch Sessions, as well as Watercolor Drama Watercolor workshops with friend and fellow artist Laurie Richards.
In this new era of traveling art workshops, every aspect has been considered to make all workshops a safe and positive experience. You're invited to join fellow creatives and Meagan on one of our art making experiences.
WORKSHOP COST: $75 USD Drawing Book and Pens Included Register Below
#CLUSKing Boicot Cafe Mexico City
Bring your Sketch Bag + Art Stool + Snack + Water (to drink and paint with)
I use Canson XL Watercolor 140 lb 9"x12" spiral bound book for this workshop; I bind it myself and also include Hahnemuhle cold presses for variety.
What's in My Art Bag: Sailor Dude de Mannen Fountain Pen (or similar of your choice) Sharpie Fine Point Markers Quality Watercolors in Travel Pan Set (Daniel Smith is recommended) Quality Watercolor Brushes Pentel Brush Pens Platinum Carbon Ink (for Sailor and Pentel Brush) HB Pencil Gum Eraser Water Containers Paper Towels Water Bottle (for you to drink) Backpack to carry all your supplies Tiny stool for sitting (highly recommended to have a handy portable stool to sit on;I have the Cooseon 10" folding stool, folds up nicely and fits in my backpack, but others prefer the Walkstool Comfort) Sun Hat + sturdy walking shoes A regard for the safety of yourself and others Your enthusiasm and sense of adventure
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Fountain Pen Classes in San Francisco
My friend and fellow artist Eileen Goldenberg offers in-person fountain pen classes in San Francisco: "Expressive Sketching with Fountain Pens" Arch Art Supply, free fountain pen with registration Saturday, March 4, 10:30am - 12:30pm REGISTER HERE
SMALL PRINT, PLEASE READ
-Workshop location may change if weather and/or weather events make it necessary to relocate. -Participants will be notified via email if a location change is made. -Drawing warm-up books and pens will be provided; please bring your regular sketchbook bag. -Please bring a snack and water as there is no food available at the Palace, besides a small kiosk. -Group is limited to 18 participants + Meagan -When paying online through the Art Leap Adventures' invoice, a 3% USD fee will be added for all online payments; please contact Meagan directly for specific information. -Refunds will be available up until February 20, 2023, after that no refunds will be available unless you are able to fill your space with a paying participant. -Upon registration, you'll receive an invoice from Art Leap Adventures and you'll have a choice of how to pay the following: $75 + $2.25 3% = $77.25
REGISTER: Continuous Line Urban Sketch San Francisco with Meagan Burns Palace of the Fine Arts Saturday, March 11, 10am-2pm CLASS FULL***Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10am - 2pm Second Workshop Added
Painted Ladies of Alamo Square Sunday, March 12, 2023, 10am-2pm
See Photos From Previous Art Leap Adventures Workshops
#CLUSK Palace of the Fine Arts San Francisco
#CLUSK The Painted Ladies of Alamo Square San Francisco