Open Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm || Sun: 1pm-5pm | 1601 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR

TUESDAYS • 7-8PM

Zoom/Facebook Live
Free. Ages 10+

 

 

RAM Sketch

The instructor (Laura Wattles @laurawattlesdesign) will give a short lecture about different art mediums and a specific style of art, then we will create together with live video of the instructor’s paper or canvas. End-of-class show-and-tell (optional) will allow everyone to engage, critique, and learn.

 

RAM Sketch Image

October is grayscale month.

We will be exploring how to create art using various art mediums: pencils, pens, ink, and grayscale markers—using techniques such as line drawing, chiaroscuro, crosshatching, blending, ink washes, and more, with a variety of subject matter to use as reference such as animals, the human figure, and faces. We may even participate in Inktober (a social media art challenge involving thousands of artists from all over the world). Classes will be divided into 3 parts: 10 to 15 minutes of demos by the instructor, Laura Wattles, 30 to 40 minutes of actual art-making, then a wrap-up at the end where artists can, if they want, share what they created.

 

November is color month, with an emphasis on transparent watercolor.

During the month of November, we will be creating using various art mediums: transparent watercolor paints, colored pencils, and markers—using techniques such as watercolor washes over pencil sketches, watercolor and ink line, colored pencils, and creating textures with watercolor, with a variety of subject matter to use as reference such as animals, the human figure, faces, and buildings. Classes will be divided into 3 parts: 10 to 15 minutes of demos by the instructor, Laura Wattles, 30 to 40 minutes of actual art-making, then a wrap-up at the end where artists can, if they want, share what they created.

December is BIRD month.

We will only have three RAM Sketch classes in the month of December, and all three will be about creating interesting and playful sketches and paintings of birds using mixed media. Classes will be divided into 3 parts: 10 to 15 minutes of demos by the instructor, Laura Wattles, 30 to 40 minutes of actual art-making, then a wrap-up at the end where artists can, if they want, share what they created.