EZ Ink and Watercolor Sketching with Mike Rooney

$165, $135 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 10 students

Students will meet in the Courtyard at 529 Eaton St.

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Class Description

Travel light, but record it all. Learn to create quick, sketches with minimal supplies. It can be a casual doodle or the plan for full  painting! Rooney’s “no pressure” class will show you how to sketch people, buildings, trees, and street scenes in this fun and informative class.

Meet Your Instructor

Mike Rooney is recognized as one of the East Coast’s top plein air (outdoor) painters and instructors, and he has traveled from Maine to the Florida Keys, Italy, Cuba and Puerto Rico teaching at major art centers, judging art shows, and painting for his galleries there.

He has been on the cover of the Art Issue of Cape Cod Magazine and is collected both privately and by corporations such as Royal Canadian Bank.

He also makes teaching videos for Jerry’s Artarama, a nationwide art supply store.

Supply List (feel free to use watercolor, or just sketch with pen and paper)

  • Pad of 140 lb. watercolor paper (min. size 5.5″x 8″, max. 9″x 12″). Multimedia paper will work too, but it buckles if too much water is put on the paper.
  • Travel size watercolor set.
  • Water brush pen. Eliminates having to dip a brush constantly in water.
  • Mechanical pencil and eraser.
  • Black Sakura Micron Liner– assorted sizes like 01, 03, 05 . I use Staedtlers too. Just make sure whatever you get is WATERPROOF! I’ve even used ballpoint pens and a few times, a Sharpie Fineliner. Note: Sharpie Fineliners will fade over time (but it would be ok for student assignments)

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Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm

Call us at 305-296-0458

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