October 6 - 7, 2018 / Saturday - Sunday / 9:00am - 4:00pm

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What You Will Learn

  • How do I inject greater feeling into my sketches?

  • How do I shift my mind to a new "default" mode that virtually guarantees greater accuracy when I draw?

  • How do I begin a sketch so I know that everything will fit on the page?

  • What two weird habits are almost magical in how they can help produce a more satisfying sketch?

  • How do I deal with "subject overwhelm?"

  • What are clues that virtually every person misses (even seasoned pros) when drawing in perspective? How do I make sure that I never miss these clues?

  • What traps should I always avoid before attempting to draw a subject?

  • Which component is, by far, most responsible for the emotional impact of an artwork? How do I best master my skills in this area?

  • What quality of a place can a camera never capture? How can I capture that elusive quality in my sketches?

The biggest advantage of attending these workshops is getting personal instruction and attention from Richard. Throughout the workshop, Richard will carefully observe you personally and offer feedback, not only on your artwork, but also on your approach and techniques. With clarity, humor, and encouragement, Richard will help you uncover stumbling blocks and offer ideas and strategies that will help you tackle any desired subject matter with confidence.


How You Will Benefit

  • Feel a surge of enthusiasm and confidence anytime you open your sketchbook;

  • Break through barriers that have held you back in the past (including barriers that you may not have been aware of);

  • Have total recall of the places and subjects you've drawn;

  • Develop a skill that is highly valued in the fields of art, architecture, and design;

  • Enjoy sketching beautiful Pasadena, drinking in the unique atmosphere, and making new friends. Join us for two days of sketching, exploring, learning, and fun.


  • Tuition to attend the workshop is only $295;

  • For less than the price to attend a typical college-level or extension course, you will learn in a weekend what has taken Richard a lifetime to uncover, analyze, apply, and refine on countless drawings, paintings, and sketches;

  • Anyone can enroll. All you need is a desire to improve. Perfect for artists (plein air and studio painters), architects, designers, urban sketchers, hobbyists, students, and beginners. Space is limited. Enroll online today!



Saturday Mornings 9:00am - 1:00pm / October 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 10, 17, 2018

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Friday Afternoons 3:30pm - 6:00pm / Course begins September 21, 2018 (10 Classes Total)

This series is sold out, but the first two names from the waiting list will be added to the course roster.

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