Pedros dual workshop

On an invitation from Carlos Marques, of the Academia de Pintura Parque das Nações, Pedro Alves and I will teach two urban sketching workshops. We’re going to share tips and techniques on how to construct a people-centered sketch. The stories of everyday people of Parque das Nações will be the focus of the demos and three outdoor sketching exercises.

Join us, and together, we will RULE the galaxy… oh wait! That’s our other project. For more info and registrations, please click here! Make sure to check the “urbansketching” workshops on the 3rd and 10th, on the right side of the page.

Also, check out the workshops on the 4th and 11th, by our friend and talented sketcher António Procópio!

A convite do Carlos Marques, da Academia de Pintura Parque das Nações, o Pedro Alves e eu vamos conduzir duas oficinas de desenho. Iremos partilhar dicas e técnicas sobre como construir um desenho centrado nas pessoas. As histórias do quotidiano das gentes do Parque das Nações serão o foco das demos e de três exercícios de desenho de rua.

Juntem-se a nós, e juntos, GOVERNAREMOS a galáxia… ops, esperem! Esse é o nosso outro projecto. Para mais informação e inscrições, por favor cliquem aquiLembrem-se de marcar as oficinas de “urbansketching” nos dias 3 e 10, no lado direito da página.

E vejam também as oficinas do nosso amigo e talentoso desenhador António Procópio!

Great people of Genova

Urban sketching is about recording great stories in our sketchbooks! And what better way to tell a story than by the people that live them. Thanks to the Urban Sketchers Liguria, Genova will be full of sketchers, workshops and exhibitions from the 22nd to the 30th of June. My contribution to the event is a people sketching workshop in Mercato Orientale.

In the Local Markets, Great People sketching workshop, we will see the Mercato Orientale from the viewpoint of the great people working and living in it. We will focus on generic people sketching, close-up features, postures and actions, and architecture as a stage for the people’s stories.
Whether they are the local grocer, the coffee maker, the kids playing or the granma shopping, all stories matter, if we aim to tell the stories of the world, one sketch at a time.

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Learn how to quickly capture a crowd of people in an urban (indoors or outdoors) setting;
  • Master simple techniques to portray a close-up person, with few lines and/or watercolor shading;
  • Use sketching as a way to observe small quick interactions and behaviors between people;
  • Simplify the architecture in your sketch, to make the built environment work to the advantage of your story, where people are the main focus.

Pedros dual workshop in Oslo

The Pedros (Alves and Loureiro) are taking their dual workhsop – Night Sketching and Watercolor Storytelling – to the Norwegian capital city. We’re going to sketch the nordic night away and record the stories of the people in the company of the Urban Sketchers Oslo and any worldwide sketchers that would like to join.

These workshops are part of the Urban Sketchers educational programme, and are sponsored by Escoda. The brush manufacturer from Barcelona will provide a brush travel kit to be raffled among the participants.

Please click HERE for more info and registrations!

Sketch by Pedro Alves / desenho de Pedro Alves

Os Pedros (Alves e Loureiro) irão levar a sua oficina dupla – Night Sketching e Watercolor Storytelling – à capital Norueguesa. Iremos desenhar pela noite dentro e captar as histórias das suas gentes, na companhia dos Urban Sketchers Oslo e de quaisquer desenhadores à volta do globo que se queiram juntar a nós.

Estas oficinas são parte do programa educacional dos Urban Sketchers, e são patrocinados pela Escoda. A marca fabricante de pincéis de Barcelona irá oferecer um kit de pincéis de viagem a ser sorteado entre os participantes.

Por favor, cliquem AQUI para mais informação e inscrições!

Night Sketching in Óbidos

The Night Sketching workshop by the Pedros (Alves and Loureiro) returns to Portugal, after touring Barcelona and Riga. On May the 18th, we’ll get busy sketching and painting the medieval walled town of Óbidos.

This workshop is supported by Latitudes and sponsored by Posca pens. Each participant will get a free white Posca, ideal to sketch light sources over a watercolor wash.

Minimum attendance 8 participants – Maximum attendance 30 participants | Price per person: 30€ (25€ for USkP Association members) | Registrations until May 15th to: dklimpgen@gmail.com and/or pedro.mac.loureiro@gmail.com.

The Oeste Sketchers meeting in the morning after will be a pleasant incentive to stay overnight in the historical town.

Sketch by Pedro Alves / desenho de Pedro Alves

A oficina de desenho à noite dos Pedros (Alves e Loureiro) regressa a Portugal, depois de viajar por Barcelona e Riga. A 18 de Maio, iremos desenhar e pintar a vila medieval muralhada de Óbidos.

Esta oficina é apoiada pelo Latitudes e patrocinada pelas canetas Posca. Cada participante irá receber uma Posca branca, ideal para desenhar fontes de luz sobre uma aguarela terminada.

Mínimo 8 participantes – Máximo 30 participantes | Preço por pessoa: 30€  (Associados USkP: 25€) | Inscrições até 15 de Maio para mail: dklimpgen@gmail.com e/ou pedro.mac.loureiro@gmail.com

Como incentivo para pernoitar na vila histórica, os Oeste Sketchers organizaram um encontro de desenho na manhã seguinte.

Drawing Ground Zero

Last weekend, the iconic MAAT in Lisboa opened its doors to a group of sketchers, willing to see reality in a different way. In a workshop guided by Tomás Reis and I – Drawing Ground Zero – participants learned how to deconstruct their preconceptions on sketching, and pushed themselves to unify what they saw in a single-minded gesture, line by line.

Through demos and exercises on topographic drawing, the group produced drawings without edges, volumes instead of shapes, meshes of reality based on surfaces and textures alone.

 

The workshop was heavily based on João Louro‘s exhibition, Linguistic Ground Zero, featured in the museum, where the leveling of concepts and language were key to understanding the world from a different perspective.

Afterwards, all the participants got a free tour around the exhibitions of the museum. The reception we had at MAAT was outstanding, and we have to thank all the people there for having and supporting us, and to Patrícia Canastreiro for her excellent photo reportage!

No passado fim de semana, o iconico MAAT, em Lisboa, abriu as portas a um grupo de desenhadores prontos a ver a realidade de uma forma diferente. Numa oficina guiada pelo Tomás Reis e por mim – Drawing Ground Zero – os participantes aprenderam a desconstruir os seus preconceitos sobre desenho, e a levar adiante a ideia de unir tudo o que vêem num único gesto, linha a linha.

Através de demonstrações e exercícios sobre desenho topográfico, o grupo produziu desenhos sem arestas, com volumes em vez de formas, malhas da realidade baseadas apenas em superfícies e texturas.

A oficina for fortemente baseada na exposição do João Louro, Linguistic Ground Zero, em destaque no museu, em que a destruição de conceitos e linguagem era a chave para compreender o mundo de uma perspectiva diferente.

No final da oficina, os participantes tiveram direito a uma visita guiada gratuita às exposições patentes no museu. A recepção do MAAT foi fora de série, e temos de agradecer a todos os que nos apoiaram e ajudaram, e à Patrícia Canastreiro pela belíssima reportagem fotográfica!