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DC Sketchers @ Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

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This Saturday, DC Sketchers gathered at Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. It was a beautiful morning with lots of shoppers, kids, dogs and musicians.

We started our class with blind contours of kale. Observing and recording the interesting linear convolutions tuned our eye and hand. We then translated this observation of line/edge into further observations of the market – allowing our eye to roam the scene and following with the pencil with a continuous, unbroken line.

A new eight week summer session begins on June 25th. Visit www.CHAW.org for more information.

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Here are some images from the experience (click to enlarge):



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Kent Gay
Authored by: Kent Gay

Kent Gay is teaching a new class at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop called DC Sketchers, which records the places, people and happenings of the DC area. Each Saturday morning the class ventures out to capture the views and interesting details of our area's rich architectural and cultural landscape. Beginners are led through a series of exercises that develop the perceptual skills needed to draw, while intermediate students benefit from a class structure that encourages cooperative learning and exploration. Kent earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Minnesota's School of Architecture and a M.A. in Applied Design from the University of Minnesota's Graduate School. He has taught classes in design foundations - Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, and Color. After working as a museum exhibit designer for 15 years, Kent is now working as a Development Assistant and Theater Facilitator at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and is a regular contributor to Urban Sketchers - DC. http://urbansketchers-dc.blogspot.com/