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ENRICH-0577 – Art: Contour Sketching (ENRICH-0577_SKCH)

Contour Sketching: A Fluid and Loose Approach to Drawing

Have you ever found yourself in this situation: Trying to draw objects but then you start feeling frustrated—especially with the challenges of keeping your sketch loose and expressive? Well, there’s good news. You can overcome that frustration by learning about contour sketching—an artistic technique where you sketch the subject by drawing lines that reflect the way your eye moves rather than the solid outline. The marks are free, loose and sometimes even “wonky,” which is the beauty of this technique. We are recording emotion and movement rather than perfection. “Working with a contour line invites a new sense of freedom that will then build confidence,” says mixed-media artist Judith Cassel-Mamet. Join Cassel-Mamet in this fun and carefree, two-hour virtual workshop where you explore sketching for the pure joy of it! Cassel-Mamet invites students to quiet the inner critic so that you can discover the feeling of flow and your natural abilities as you capture the essence of various objects. She adds that contour sketching is a technique that’s perfect for working quickly, such as in travel journaling or working in an art journal and mixed media. A suggested art material list is provided for this class, which is suited for both beginners and the experienced. “We also play with a variety of pens and watercolors, so you can leave your erasers in the drawer,” she says.

One Zoom session
Sat., Feb. 19, 2022, 10 am-12 pm MT


Judith Cassel-Mamet is a mixed-media artist and instructor who teaches at the Art Students League of Denver, online at Craftsy and The Great Courses and leads art journal groups to magical spots in the U.S. and Europe. She’s the author of two books: Joyful Pages: Adventures in Art Journaling and Joyful Pages Playground and the co-creator of Sketching Spain, a virtual culture and travel journal class.
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Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlineWaitlist Places Left: 8