Monday, July 30, 2012

SAM Sketches, Olympic Sculpture Park

On Saturday, July 28th, I led a public drop-in sketching workshop at the Olympic Sculpture Park sponsored by the Seattle Art Museum.

I selected Roy McMakin's "Untitled" 2007 sculpture (a cement bench, metal bankers box, and bronze deck chair) as the subject from which participants drew. The exercise was to make 3 twenty-minute sketches of the sculpture and its environment from 3 different positions. We worked with ink pens, brushes, and water to create a watercolor effect.

I began with a handful of sketchers.

And as the session went on the group grew out of passers by.

Here's a quick sketch I made as a demo. Puget Sound and West Seattle are in the background.