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Bill Elkins, The Strand, Old Forge, 2014, 6x9 inches, pen-and-ink and watercolor.
Courtesy of the artist.

Bill Elkins, The Strand, Old Forge, 2014, 6x9 inches, pen-and-ink and watercolor.

Courtesy of the artist.

Class / Workshop  |  Travel Sketching: Pen, Ink and a Splash of Watercolor

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:30–5 pm

International Center for Watercolor

Bill Elkins

$42 members/$52 not-yet members

How do you determine what to sketch and how do you get started?  Weather permitting, participants will step outside to sketch with ink the museum’s landscape, adding touches of color that capture the light of their subject.   

Bill Elkins, a practicing architect in Syracuse for over thirty years, visited Monhegan Island where he was inspired to try his hand at watercolors.  Elkins studied composition and color with Nicora Gangi, a painting professor at Syracuse University, who was his mentor.  Elkins taught workshops at View, the former Old Forge Arts Center, and at the Art Guilds in Syracuse, NY.  Bill Elkins is a member and past president of the Onondaga Art Guild and a signature member and past president of The Central New York Watercolor Society.  His work has been exhibited nationally and is in private collections.

To register for this workshop call Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email shirokkg@buffalostate.edu or download the registration form on the International Center for Watercolor website.

Families and youth 12 and older are encouraged to participate.

 

Supply List:  Think simplicity and ease of packing and carrying around. 

A black-ink drawing pen:  Pigma Micron, .05 size, or Faber-Castell PITT artist pen, size "F"

#8 round brush

A small watercolor set (primary colors are all that's necessary - red, yellow, blue, but any others are useful).  Tube or pan colors are both alright.

A very small water bottle with a screw on top (wide enough to easily dip your brush into): An empty aspirin bottle

A sketch pad - around 7x 10 inches: (size needs to be easily portable)

  • Spiral binding so it will lie flat. 
  • Watercolor paper or sketch paper