Continuous Line Drawing with Meagan Burns Alma del Sol B&B, Calle del Sol 3, Guanajuato Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 10am-1pm
What We'll Do
Continuous Line Drawing Warm-Ups Continuous Line Pattern Making Continuous Line Drawings Show N'Tell
Tips and Tricks for Drawing Skill Building
Join Artist/Educator Meagan Burns in San Miguel de Allende for a Continuous Line Storytelling workshop that offers techniques and practices that will catapult your drawing abilities. Open to beginners and experienced artists, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the idea of telling your stories through the continuous line.
The Continuous Line practice is akin to taking vitamins for drawing; we do not focus on teaching you how to draw like anyone but yourself! Instead, this class encourages participants to embrace their unique style of line making, regardless of the medium. By incorporating a continuous line warm up practice into a daily drawing routine, participants can expect to see improvement in the quality and expressiveness of one's drawings.
Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, this fundamental practice can have a significant impact on your drawing ability. Meagan will offer proven tips and techniques for incorporating continuous line practice into your routine, and guide you towards discovering your own personal style.
Continuous Line Drawing with Meagan Burns Wednesday, November 15, 2023 10:00am - 1:00pm Alma del Sol B&B, Calle del Sol 3, Guanajuato Capital $500 MXN pesos ( (pay online to reserve your space))
1. Push through drawing fears to add more unique character to your drawings 2. Gain a better understanding of composition and logistics; how things are connected 3. Build confidence and gain a sense of accomplishment by starting and completing your drawings with unique character
Who Should Have a Continuous Line Practice
1. People who are interested in having a drawing habit 2. People who are curious about drawing the world around them 3. People who believe in practicing their craft 4. People who enjoy drawing 5. Travel Sketchers // Urban Sketchers
The Magic of Continuous Line Storytelling
Meagan #CLUSk-ing Guanajuato, Mexico
Meet Meagan in Guanajuato City Wednesday, November 15the, 10am-1pm Starbucks SMA
Meagan Burns artist, instructor and workshop creator, originally from Chicago, first moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 2009 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, graphic design and organic meat, now she provides her community with art making opportunities, urban sketching and delicious tacos.
In the Continuous Line Storytelling Group, Meagan offers tips and techniques that will allow you to become a stronger line maker by using the concept of continuous line drawing — one powerful, moving line that dances across your page — a technique Meagan champions to help artists of all skill levels better capture their experience of a location with a more organic and free flowing energy. The exercises will encourage you to lean into and develop your own personal drawing style and to let go of judgment because only you can tell your story.
Art Leap Adventures is an art workshop tour business Meagan created in San Miguel de Allende, 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-person travel workshops re-started in 2022, with urban sketching workshops and retreats in Oaxaca, Mexico City, Guanajuato and Sayulita, and soon, San Francisco. Stay tuned for more on-location workshops with Meagan.
Continuous Line Storytelling with Meagan Burns Wednesday, November 15, 2023 10:00am - 1:00pm Alma del Sol, Calle del Sol 3, Guanajuato Continuous Line Drawing Warm-Ups Continuous Line Pattern Making Continuous Line Drawings Show N'Tell
If you are a sketcher and have an arsenal of tools, bring your sketch materials because we will be doing some urban sketching. Meagan will provide drawing warm up materials: copy paper + big pen
If you are new to drawing, bring a basic sketchbook, a pen and pencil
These are the materials suggested for a Continuous Line Practice: Copy Paper -- I bind about 50 pages at my local Office Depot so I have a book dedicated to warm ups that is NOT expensive paper. Bic Pen Mid-Quality Sketchbook Paper, such as Canson XL Watercolor 140 lb 9"x12" Ink Pens -- I use Sharpies, Microns, Fountain Pens, such as the Fude Mannen with Platinum Carbon Ink Coloring Tools of your choice: watercolors, crayons, watercolor pencils, markers, whatever you have
What's in My Art Bag: Sailor Fude de Mannen Fountain Pen (or similar of your choice) Sharpies Daniel Smith Watercolors INDART Saturated Inks Quality Watercolor Brushes Pentel Brush Pens Platinum Carbon Ink (to refill fountain and brush pens) HB Pencil Gum Eraser Water Containers Paper Towels Salt, Scrapers, White Crayon, White Gel Pens
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