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Close-up watercolor painting.
Oct 14, 2022

Intro to Sketching & Watercolors

With Eileen P. Goldenberg
Close-up watercolor painting.

In addition to this event, you can enjoy all of the daily activities that Woodside offers. Explore our sample retreat schedule

Urban Sketching is sketching on location, and it has taken the world by storm with over 350 chapters in many major cities. Groups of people get together and sketch at a location, then share their sketches with each other.

Join award-winning artist Eileen P. Goldenberg, who has been Urban Sketching for over ten years, recently in Seville! This fall, she brings this creative event to the scenic Redwood Forest in Northern California at Canyon Ranch Woodside. Eileen will teach this FUN and relaxing Urban Sketching workshop where you will learn how to set up a basic sketch by looking at the big shapes, exploring where we see shadows, and adding color. She will demonstrate the process and give tips on how to “see” your subject.

You will receive a small sketch kit, including a watercolor palette, water brush, pencil, pen, and a small sketchbook to use during your stay and after.