Class description: Why We Make Art: A Sketchbook Journey! In this class students will learn tips and techniques to create a rewarding, healthy, and sustainable personal art practice. We will (re)discover the joy of keeping a sketchbook, how to develop a personal color palette, observational drawing techniques, how to listen to your unique, artistic voice, time management, and why curiosity is more motivating than shame. We will also spend some time working with the medium “gouache”. This course welcomes all skill levels and those who seek creative community as well as personal attention from an instructor.A list of materials will be provided. Students are welcomed and encouraged to bring art supplies they have on hand. Please email the instructor with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the instructor: Allie Yacina is a Philly girl and Portland-er of seven years. She is a multi-media, award-winning illustrator, artist, and graphic designer. Her work is rooted in observation with a casual focus in landscapes, environments, and exploring gentle narratives. She utilizes an expressive color palette and often works traditionally in gouache. She has been keeping a sketchbook since the 5th grade. See more of her work at www.allieyacina.com
About the new classroom space: Ulna studio is a creative space located on the 7th floor of the Portland Storage Building on SE Morrison st. There is elevator access for arrival to your in-person class. Masks will be optional, and we ask that you do not come to class if you are feeling sick. We require vaccination to participate in this in-person class.