On Friday I took a day off to meet Sarah, discuss the January Workshop and explore Heidelberg, as I have never been there. I wanted to see where I could take the Travel Sketching group on a walk on the day.
I will base it on the very successful plan of my East Melbourne Library Travel Sketchwalk except this is a full day workshop, not just an afternoon.
I am not teaching how to draw, but how to see and to sketch an impression of your moment. No erasers or rulers, wobbly lines are just fine. Nothing matters but enjoying what you do.
I also want to introduce people to watercolour pencils as a everyday art medium or a travel sketching tool.
I also took the opportunity to catchup with sketching friend and artist Jodi Wiley. We started the day sketching our food and talking a lot. I got a lot of ideas for where to sketch locally from Jodi and then Sarah.
I walked around and around the streets of Heidelberg. I stopped at three places and did two 15 minute sketches at each.
This will hopefully give the participants an idea what can be sketched at each. I looked for places to stop where we could stand or preferable sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
I need to know about the potential for shade as it will be January in Australia. However it is Melbourne – so who knows what the day will bring.
My day ended at Heidelberg Railway Station, knowing that I had just missed a train and had 19 minutes to wait. Time flies when you are sketching !!!