On Thursday April 25, 2019, access to the library online catalog will be interrupted due to planned library software system maintenance - branches will be open normal hours with limited service - please bring in your library card for picking up held items

El jueves 25 de abril de 2019 se interrumpirá el acceso al catálogo en línea para realizar una actualización del software de la biblioteca. Las bibliotecas estarán abiertas durante las horas regulares, solamente que brindarán un servicio limitado. Favor de traer consigo la tarjeta de la biblioteca para recoger sus artículos encargados.

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CO- Sketching People, Places, and Landscapes with Facilitator Larry Riddle

Lifelong Learning Great Courses

Sketching People, Places, and Landscapes

with Facilitator Larry Riddle

Wednesday - Feb, 6, 13, 20, 27

Taught by accomplished artists, the 34 lessons—divided into five modules—of Sketching People, Places, and Landscapes will teach you to:

  • Sketch lively urban spaces pulsing with movement, providing step-by-step guidance for drawing bustling streets, impressive buildings, and more.
  • Simplify any cityscape to capture the character of your favorite urban scenes as you get tips to sketch building façades, textures, windows, and much more.
  • Develop your drawing skills as you learn to capture the world around you in expressive compositions.
  • Sketch breathtaking landscapes with confidence using fundamental pen, ink, and watercolor techniques.
  • Master three simple steps for quickly sketching scenes with accurate perspective, lifelike proportions, and beautiful color.

Sketching People, Places, and Landscapes

Whether you’re an aspiring artist or already adept in the field, you’ll pick up incredible techniques that can be applied in almost any artistic endeavor. Starting with essential sketching techniques and taking you through the complicated concept of capturing perspective, each module is chock full of advice from renowned expert artists, whether you want to learn how to capture a building’s façade from an architectural illustrator or discover the four different skies and how to sketch them from an award-winning water color professor, and so much more.

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