Jennifer Mercede – Doodle Draw
Duration of Class: One Day (6 Hours) // Medium: Drawing + Painting // Skill Level: All
Create beautiful sketches which combine doodling and painting as only Portland, Oregon based artist, Jennifer Mercede can inspire you to do! A big part of drawing is looking at your subject. In this class you will have an opportunity to develop your drawing skills as well as relax, let go and be free. You will spend time in what Jennifer calls the ‘BC Zone’ or doing blind contour drawings. Your subjects will be inspired by the nature and city of Denver. You will explore mindless scribbling and doodling (what does your doodle voice look like?). By letting go of the final outcome, you will develop your ability to experiment and grow as an artist. A small bit of color instruction will also be provided.
Both of my classes will be unique experiences, with a few overlapping ideas and activities. If you are so inclined, feel free to take Doodle Draw as well as Expressive Painting. The fundamentals from day one will be a great resource for the layering techniques explored on day two, though definitely not necessary.
I work and teach very organically, so be prepared to go with the flow!
My classes focus on process. While you may walk away with a piece of art ready to hang on your wall, you may also walk away with a few pieces started & ready to inspire many more hours of creating.
On this day in my class you can expect to:
• draw from life & photographs
• blind contour (draw, but don’t look at your paper)
• get into ‘the zone’
• scribble to loosen up
• let go of outcome
• use a pen
• draw lots of lines
• color outside your lines
• doodle inside your lines
• be blindfolded
• scribble fast
• scribble slow
• let your mind wander
• have fun
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