Sketching Cities Watercolor Workshop- Basic level


Sketching Cities Watercolor Workshop- Basic level


Learn to see the city with the eyes of an explorer discovering new territory, discovering your city through the act of drawing and painting watercolors.

date: Saturday- May 18, 2019

time: 10 am to 5 pm  (w/ 1 h break for lunch)

location: Platteville, WI

This workshop is designed for participants with basic knowledge.

This workshop is designed to encourage participants to express themselves, taking inspiration from the urban landscape. Through painting demonstrations participants will learn how to sketch the urban environment from start to finish. Learn how to paint with purpose and energy, registering your travels in loosen and transparent watercolors, showing your own voice.


Getting started

Foundations: materials and techniques

Thumbnails to plan sketch building


Hands-on exercises watercolor basic techniques

Brush marks and strokes

Hands-on exercises- Sketching on location

Learning tonal value and the basics of the color wheel

Transparency of watercolor


Explore cities and learn how to sketch the urban landscape while having fun!  In this 6 hour class, Cris will guide you to deepen your skill and enjoyment of drawing & water media techniques while seeing the city with the eyes of an “andarilho” ( a word in Portuguese meaning walker)

Wondering about your level? If you have the basics fo drawing you will be fine. This class isn’t really designed to be a basic ‘how to draw’ from ground up per se, but drawing instruction comes into play throughout with demos and working one on one while out on location. You will learn about drawing and water media techniques, basic notions of perspective, materials, composition etc. and get experience and gain confidence under a patient and generous teachers guidance

Materials list:  Specific list of materials will be sent via email to registrants. Expect to bring a few basic supplies: pencil, watercolors, watercolor brushes, a sketchbook, simple drawing tools


12 attendees maximum, 6 minimum.

Travel and Lodging: Participants responsible for their own travel, accommodation and lunch

Exact location will be sent to your email upon registration.

For on-site sketching, exact locations and coordination will be discussed and confirmed between participants during class. 

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations more than 4 weeks prior to the day of course- full refund

If canceled after the 4th week up to one week before the start of the course, a cancellation fee of USD 40 will be retained

No refund will be possible one week before the course

In the event of fewer than 6 registrants, all registrations will be refunded

Email Cris at for more details or questions

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