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Urban Sketching in 15 Minutes a Day

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Incorporate a daily sketching routine into your busy 21st-century life.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Suma CM

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Urban sketching doesn’t have to mean spending hours sitting in one spot. You can do it in just a few minutes! Internationally renowned artist Suma CM guides you step by step to sketch a scene in 15 minutes (or less!). Discover simple strategies to quickly convey the essence of a place, moment or passing scene – whether you’re walking to lunch or traveling in a car, bus or train. Build your drawing skills as you explore concepts such as proportion, shape and depth. Plus get Suma’s tips for adding people and watercolor to really bring your sketches to life.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Materials
Meet Suma and begin by going over the materials you'll need to get started. After that, practice some exercises that will help you sketch quickly and confidently when you're out and about.
2. Vignettes
3. Sketching on the Move: Play, Pause, Rewind
4. Adding People: Symbols Not Statues
5. Nature: Sky, Ground, Middle
6. Watercolor Tips for Fast Sketching

Recommended with this class

  • Waterproof fineliner and thicker felt-tip pen
  • Small mixed media or watercolor sketchbook
  • Compact set of watercolors

Taught by

Suma CM
Suma CM
Suma CM is a multimedia artist who enjoys exploring the world and capturing its moments in various media. Her artwork and handmade greeting cards have been featured at specialty shops in Philadelphia, New York City and London, including the A.I.A. Bookstore, Borders Books, Takashimaya, the Pierpont Morgan Library Shop and more. Suma has been an exhibiting member at the Rowayton Arts Center and is a past member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society.

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