Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Line to Color Workshop Weekend in Pullman

WSU Bryan Clock Tower
I am recuperating from the long weekend giving the Line to Color Workshop in Pullman Washington on the WSU Campus.  Frank Ching and Gabi Campanario were the other workshop leaders.  Frank's session took place in downtown Pullman and focused on the basics of perspective and composition in setting up a sketch.  Gabi's focused on drawing people in the urban environment capturing individuals and groupings of people and the activities people are engaged in.  Mine dealt with approaches in applying color to a sketch starting from how to work with watercolor, mixing colors, finding values.  The participants range from college students in the Design and Construction department to local residents and professionals.  We also had people who came from Spokane,
Tri-Cities as well as Seattle.  We couldn't have asked for better weather.  Crisp and cold in the mornings but it warmed up in the afternoons.  It gave us great sun for observation of shade and shadow.   We had 43 participants not including the student and faculty staff helping organize the overseeing this event.  We started the planning in the fall and have been working on it since then.  It is nice to see this come to fruition.  It was the result of a lot of team effort.  We thank all the students who helped and Associate  Professor Bob Krikac and Carrie Vielle for their leadership in this event.
Also a big thanks to our sponsors Stillman and Birn, Canson and Royal Talens for sketchbooks and watercolor palettes.  This was so well received by the students and help make this workshop for them possible.
Gallery display of Gabi and Frank's work.

Gallery Display of Frank's and Gail's work.
Sign in on Saturday morning
Sign in on Saturday morning.
Saturday Morning group's work.
Saturday morning's watercolor session group
Saturday Afternoon group.

Before Sunday sketchcrawl

Sunday Sketch Crawl


  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! What a treat and a good experience to have a workshop with the 3 of you! Great sketch, too, of course.

    1. Thanks Kate,
      It was a fun time and great experience to take it to a college situation. Great group of students, really interested and engaged!