Friday, August 4, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 5th and 6th.

Saturday August 5, 2017
8 AM to 5 PM - $100-$399 Widow Empowerment Weekend. Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel, 5445 Forbes Pl, Orlando, FL 32812. Registration is OPEN. 200 ladies will come together for a very special weekend! #Orlando #Florida #TeamCompassion #ModernWidowsClub #2017WEW

3 PM to 6 PM - $35-$300 1st of 10 Orlando Urban Sketch Workshops. Orlando Public Library 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801. The first Orlando Urban Sketch Workshop will cover Little Stories (Microcosm, Small Objects). I encourage artists to bring a small personal object that has personal meaning. We will discuss how everyday objects can tell a story. 

We will warm up doing contour drawings in which more time is spent looking at objects rather than looking at the sketch page. The fact that a sketch isn't perfect is an excuse to loosen up and have fun with the process. I will do quick sketches for each student to drive home ideas that could help with each sketch in progress. Each sketch is a step towards slower and more deliberate observation.

After classroom discussion and sketches, we will branch out and sketch small isolated scenes in the library. You could sketch someone reading, or focus on some small items in the library collection. The idea is to find something small and intimate to sketch. The library closes as 6 PM and we will meet in the classroom just before closing to look at all the sketches done and compare notes.

Thomas Thorspecken (Thor) has been an official Urban Sketching instructor for two years. For 8 years he has been documenting arts and culture throughout Central Florida with one sketch a day for his online news site Thor was an animation artist for Disney Feature Animation for 10 years and has taught courses at Full Sail University and Elie Animation Academy.
If there are any questions, contact Thor at

7:30 PM to 9:30 AM - $20.  Daddy IssuesFootlight Theatre at the Parliament House Resort (410 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32805)  Donald Moscowitz has overbearing parents.  Don't we ALL?

Sunday August 6, 2017
10 AM to 4 PM - Free. Lake Eola Farmers Market. South East corner of Lake Eola Park. Weekly.

10 AM to Noon - Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources. 

Noon to 1 PM - Free. Yoga. Lake Eola near the red gazebo.

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

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