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Travel Sketching Workshop

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Venue:
Peggy Burruss Art Studio
Time:
May 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$90
Number of Classes/Day:
1 Saturday
Ages:
18+
Register by:
May 16
Instructor:
Cleveland Morris

 

Next time you’re on vacation and are struck by a sight you’d like to record, don’t snap a photo, reach for your sketchbook instead! This one-day workshop will get you started. You’ll learn how a minimum of time and equipment can actually work to your advantage. Using a technique devised by the instructor especially for this purpose, we will explore such varied possibilities as: scenery and architecture, activity and commotion, fellow travelers and interesting foreign faces and figures. Most of all, you’ll see how travel sketching – far from simply recording your trip – can become a treasured component instead. *Drawing experience required.

Materials List for Travel Sketching

  • Canson Mix Media 20-sheet drawing pad, 138 lbs weight, 9” x 12”
  • 2B graphite pencil
  • Pilot Penmanship fountain pen with extra-fine nib
  • Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils by Faber Castell: Indigo, Bistre (Please note, brand is important)
  • Several small watercolor brushes
  • Several Q tips
  • Small packet of Kleenex
  • Kneaded gum eraser
  • Portable pencil sharpener
  • Granny Smith apple

 

Instructor: Cleveland Morris

Cleveland has been fortunate in having had two equally gratifying careers in the arts.  

His first quarter century of professional life was spent in the theatre, primarily as a play director.  His work was seen on regional, New York, and international stages.  He taught acting at leading colleges and universities, as well as at the renowned Stella Adler Conservatory in New York. In 1978, he co-founded the Delaware Theatre Company (now in its 41st Season), where he remained Artistic Director for its first twenty years.  

Realizing that his career in the theatre was a long—if rewarding—detour from an original ambition, he embarked on a course correction and returned to his first-love: the visual arts.  In his second career as a painter, he has had 32 solo exhibitions in the past 20 years and has participated in over 40 group shows.  His paintings have won numerous prizes and have found their way into major collections.  He has taught drawing at Southern Virginia University, Stuart Hall School, and the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, VA, where he also developed and led four tours to Sicily and three to Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

His article, “The Joys of Travel Sketching,” appeared in the Summer, 2016 issue of Drawing.

Cleveland is a native of Wilmington, DE, and a graduate of Yale University, the University of Manchester, and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. 

For more information, please go to: www.clevelandmorris.com

Register
Venue:
Peggy Burruss Art Studio
Time:
May 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$90
Number of Classes/Day:
1 Saturday
Ages:
18+
Register by:
May 16
Instructor:
Cleveland Morris

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