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June 10, 2024

Spring Workshop Participants Share Their Art

See what participants created during this year’s Spring Workshop Series.

By The Art Toolkit Team

A hand holds a watercolor of pink and magenta flowers.

We want to thank our wonderful instructors, Gavin Snider, Mike Daikubara, Sushma Hegde, and Jared Cullum for leading workshops this spring! Enthusiastic participants from each workshop shared their art with us, and we hope you enjoy peeking into these past workshops by way of their sketches. Stay tuned to our newsletter and Workshops page for the next series announcement.

Brooklyn Brownstones with Gavin Snider

Gavin kicked off our latest season of online workshops with an introduction to painting Brooklyn’s iconic brownstone façades. Together, Gavin and his participants practiced building up a painting from light to dark, carving out a city scene with increasing detail. In painting, Gavin believes it’s important to harness the unexpected and go straight to the blank page, embracing the idea that you’re not really creating a painting, you’re documenting an experience.

Brownstone sketch by Anushka.
Brownstone sketch by Chelsey.
Brownstone sketch by Michelle.
Brownstone sketch by Lynne.

Thank you, Gavin, for bringing your clear explanations and sharing about the crossover between your architectural and artistic backgrounds! Visit Gavin Snider’s website to see his artwork and creative offerings, and watch a recording of his City Sketching live demo from February, 2024 with Art Toolkit below.

Color First, Ink Later with Mike Daikubara

In this workshop, Mike guided participants through a method of loose watercolor painting, adding ink after the paint had dried! We loved seeing what participants created during his workshop. Thank you to Anita, Rachel, Adriana, and Linda for sharing your paintings of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence! ⁠⁠ ⁠

Basilica sketch by Anita T.
Basilica sketch by Rachel J.
Basilica sketch by Adriana C. E.
Basilica sketch by Linda.

Visit Mike Daikubara’s website to see his artwork and creative offerings.

Wildflowers in Watercolor with Sushma Hegde

In this workshop, Sushma guided participants in painting a lively and colorful meadow scene. We loved seeing all the yellow, blue, and pink florals that you sketched, and wanted to give a shout-out to Michelle, Rukmini, Nicola, and Linda for sharing their meadow paintings with us!

Meadow sketch by Michelle.
Meadow sketch by Rukmini.
Meadow sketch by Nicola.
Meadow sketch by Linda.

Even while moderating the workshop, Maria Coryell-Martin was able to paint along!⁠

Meadow sketch by Maria Coryell-Martin (cropped).

Visit Sushma’s website to see her artwork and creative offerings.

Simplifying Landscapes with Jared Cullum

In this workshop, Jared guided participants through “painting with reckless abandon” and shared his method for finding values and simplifying the painting process. Thank you Lynne, Ryan, Julie, and Adriana for sharing your paintings with us!

Value study by Lynne.
Landscape sketch by Ryan.
Value study and landscape sketch by Julie.
Landscape sketch by Adriana.

Visit Jared’s website to see his artwork and creative offerings.

Join Us in the Fall

It’s time for our annual summer break from workshops, making room in our team’s schedules for more in-person Art Toolkit events and time to spend with friends and family! We are looking forward to fall workshops, which will be announced later in the summer. Until then, we invite you to browse our archive of live demos for creative inspiration this season.

We always love to see what you make during our workshops, so tag us on socials @ArtToolkit!

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