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2005 Sketching School

Sketching School 2005, Baie Saint-Paul, QC - David Covo

Sketching School 2005, Baie Saint-Paul, QC - David Covo

Sketching School 2005, Baie Saint-Paul, QC - David Covo


1. Schedule of meetings
A minimum of 4 evening meetings/reviews are scheduled. All will be held at 6:00 pm in Baie Saint-Paul’s Cultural Centre, the Carrefour Culturel Paul-Médéric, 4 rue Ambroise-Fafard.
▪ Meeting 1: Saturday, August 20
▪ Meeting 2: Monday, August 22
▪ Meeting 3: Wednesday, August 24
▪ Meeting 4: Friday, August 26

2. Morning workshops
There will also be three morning workshops for Sketching School 1 (Sketching School 2 is welcome to attend). The first workshop will take place on Sunday morning, August 22, at a location to be announced at the first meeting on Saturday night.

3. Media and materials
The course outline identifies the following materials and media as necessary for the course:
Water colours, water colour paper, brushes, pencils, pen and ink, conte crayon, sketch books and drawing paper of varying sizes and types. Sketch pads, sheet material and watercolour blocks should range from 9" x 12" to 18" x 24". Bicycles have always been valuable additions to the standard "kit" and are highly recommended. We have also found that a folding camp stool or small foam pad can make 2 to 3 hours on the cold ground much more endurable.

4. Additional comments on media and materials
If you haven’t yet covered watercolour in Freehand Drawing, and need to buy a set of watercolours, you could consider a set with ‘cakes’, or you could purchase separate tubes of pigment. If you decide to buy the separate tubes, you will need to develop a versatile palette. Below is one suggestion for a 12-colour palette - please note that the palette does NOT include black or white, which are unnecessary and even undesirable.
▪ Reds: Alizarin Crimson, Indian Red
▪ Blues: French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue
▪ Yellows (difficult): Cadmium Yellow Pale, Yellow Ochre
▪ Greens: Hooker’s Green Dark, Olive Green
▪ Browns: Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber
▪ Other: Payne’s Grey
NOTE: our first experiments in watercolour will be based only on French Ultramarine and Burnt Umber, which produce a surprising range of values and colours.
As for sketchbooks and pads, we recommend, in addition to the list above, a small pocket notebook or sketchpad for thumbnail sketches and experiments with wash and watercolour. A few good sable or synthetic brushes will also be required: a small and medium round, with a medium to large (1/2 inch or 3/4 inch) flat are always useful.

5. Questions?
Please contact Professors Castro and Covo.

Professors: Ricardo L. Castro and David Covo

Place: Baie St-Paul, Quebec

Dates: Saturday, August 20 to Sunday, August 28, 2005

Baie St-Paul is a small community on the north side of the Saint Lawrence River, approximately 100 km from Quebec City. It sits on the river, in an agricultural valley surrounded by the rolling hills and rich cultural history of Comté Charlevoix. Baie St-Paul is accessible by road and river, and is well served by public transport (bus).

Accommodation

A wide range of hotels, motels and inns are available, and students are expected to arrange their own accommodation. The Baie St-Paul website will provide you with a full listing of inns, hotels, motels, B&B, chalet rentals, and campgrounds:

www.baiestpaul.com/hebergement.php

A printed set of the Baie St-Paul website will be available, for viewing only, on the front counter in Room 201.

PLEASE NOTE: BAIE ST-PAUL IS A VERY POPULAR HOLIDAY DESTINATION. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY!

Transportation

A variety of travel choices are available to students. The School has looked into the most economical way to travel, which is by Voyageur Bus: 505 de Maisonneuve East, corner of Berri, tel. (514) 842-2281. The cost per student (with student ID) will be apporximately $84.83. There are several departure times. Please call ahead to obtain exact departure times and pre-boarding directions.

Van rental may also be economical for groups of 6 to 7 people.

Health Insurance

Please remember to bring with you your Quebec Medicare Card and/or proof of any other supplementary healthy insurance you may have.

Required Equipment

Water colours, water colour paper, brushes, pencils, pen and ink, conte crayon, sketch books and drawing paper of varying sizes and types. Sketch pads, sheet material and watercolour blocks should range from 9" x 12" to 18" x 24".

Bicycles have always been valuable additions to the standard "kit" and are highly recommended. We have also found that a folding camp stool or small foam pad can make 2 to 3 hours on the cold ground much more endurable.

Rendezvous / Class Meetings

The entire class is scheduled to meet for the first time for an introduction and orientation session at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2005. Location to be determined. Please check here for changes to the schedule or meeting place. The first day's work will be discussed at this time.

Evaluation

Evaluation of work is based on quality and quantity (a minimum of 20 works). All portfolios must be left in the freehand drawing room (one pile for Sketching School 1 and another for Sketching School 2) by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, in Room 508.

Each student is required to attend ARCH 324 Sketching School 1 during the B.Sc.(Arch.) program, and ARCH 680 Sketching School 2 during the MArch I (Professional) program. Registration for ARCH 324 is possible up to August 15, 2005, via MINERVA - Summer 2005 term. Registration for ARCH 680 is possible up to September 1, 2005 via MINERVA - Fall 2005 term. If registration (including withdrawals) is problematic, please contact Mary Lanni-Campoli at (514) 398-6702 before the beginning of Sketching School.