Friday, February 12, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for February 13th and 14th.

Saturday February 13, 2016
10am to 5pm $125. Orlando Sketch Tour offers visitors and local artists a chance to slow down, see and sketch the true Orlando. Thor from Analog Artist Digital World and Kelly Medford a plein air painter from Rome Italy will be your guides for this full day sketching tour around the Mennello Museum of Art. We will meet at 10am at a small gazebo just to the east of the Mennello museum on the lake shore.
The Indie-Folkfest happening on the 13th puts a twist on the traditional Orlando Folk Festival turning it into a Valentine’s Day-themed family folk picnic that features local music, art and food. They partnered with East End Market for food, Joseph Martens for the music lineup, as well as local bars to throw a fun-filled picnic in the beautiful Sculpture Garden of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Approximately 3,000 guests – including plenty of dogs and kids – spread out picnic blankets, make Valentine cards and enjoy a daylong lineup of music against the backdrop of Lake Formosa in the winter sunshine.
The sketch tour will be part of a day dedicated to Music + Art + Picnic + Love. At 10am before the Folkfest gets started, Kelly Medford will give a lesson in composing landscape scenes. Her insights in to light, color and environment should get everyone accustomed to the pastoral lakeside setting. After we all finish our first sketch, we'll break for lunch and then Thor will give tips on how to populate your sketches. The focus will be on adding multiple figures into to scene to add depth and tell a story. We will then spend the afternoon creating multiple sketches of performers on the stage, or patrons enjoying the festival. The sketch opportunities are limitless. Kelly and Thor will circulate to offer tips and suggestions.
All skill levels are welcome you can be a full time artist or a weekend dabber and you will sill pick up something to help spark the rewarding trend of documenting your life with sketches.
Each student gets a complete Urban Sketching Kit that includes:
hardbound sketchbook,
travel sized watercolor palette,
pencil and eraser,
micron pen,
Pentel water brush
all enclosed in a zippered carrying case.

6pm to Midnight $22 Nude Nite. Artegon 5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL.Nude Nite is a dazzling art and entertainment event celebrating the beauty of the nude. Nude Nite brings together hundreds of artists for three evenings of visual art, performance and a cast of characters both in costume and out...  Open to the public, tickets can be purchased at the door. Show is 21+. 

8pm to 11:30pm Now That's What I Call The 90s! The Abbey 100 S Eola Dr, Orlando, Florida. Don't be clueless! Grab your LA Gear and get jiggy #atTheAbbey as we celebrate all things 90s! Dance to the music and videos you love while enjoying drink specials all night long! No cover

Sunday February 14, 2016 Valentines Day 
11am to 5pm Free. The 2016 Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival. Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL. The 2016 Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival will take place on Sunday, February 14 from 11am until 5pm at Fashion Square Mall.
Sponsors include Bright House Networks, Fashion Square Mall, Florida Hospital and Walgreen's.
For sponsor, vendor and parade information: 

9am to 5pm $200. Nude Couples Portraits. Couples reserve a two hour time slot and Thor executes an intimate couples portrait. Couples are reclined in bed and settle into a relaxed embrace. The couple then gets to keep their favorite sketch. 

1pm to 4pm Donations. Fur, Fun and Folk Art. Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. 1st St., Sanford, FL. Have your precious pet captured forever in the charming folk art style by internationally acclaimed folk artist, Theresa Disney. Bring your pet in person or a photo and for a donation, Theresa will paint them on canvas in her inimitable style. Talk about a unique Valentines Day gift for that special someone and a real family treasure.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at


Carolyn Moor said...

You really do always have the BEST of Orlando events to share!! You outdid yourself on this weekend. Go Thor!!!

Thor said...

Have a great Valentines Day Carolyn!