Friday, September 28, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for September 29 and 30, 2018

Saturday September 29, 2018
8am to 1pm Free. Parramore Farmers Market. The east side of the Orlando City Stadium, across from City View. Purchase quality, fresh and healthy food grown in your own neighborhood by local farmers, including Fleet Farming, Growing Orlando, and other community growers.

7pm to 11pm Free. Ybor City Art Walk. 7th Ave Ybor Tampa, Florida 33605. 
Here are the participating locations:
The Bricks of Ybor
Bloodline Tattoo
Ybor Arts Colony
Hot Wax
Wandering Eye Art Gallery
Dysfunctional Grace
Moon Over Havana Arts Gallery
Live Arts Labs

10:30pm to 12:30am Free but get food and drink. Son Flamenco.  Ceviche Tapas Orlando, 125 W Church St, Orlando, FL. 

Sunday September 30, 2018
9am to 4pm Donation based. Shampooch 2018! Lambs Eat Ivy Salon 804 E Washington St, Orlando, Florida 32801. ALL PAWS ON DECK! BRING YOUR DOG(s), A FRIEND'S DOG, A FAMILY DOG, AN Exes DOG, ADOPT A DOG, <>DOG TO THORNTON PARK for a dog washing block party to raise money for Rescue Me Orlando!
Washing paws for a good cause.
Bring em dirty!

1pm to 4pm. $60. 10 X 10 Workshop: The Frankenstein Effect. East End Market and Domu (Upper balcony) 3201 Corrine Dr. Orlando FL 32803. With instructor Thomas Thorspecken.
For the second year, Urban Sketchers Orlando is taking part in 10x10, the worldwide initiative to offer educational workshops wherever sketchers live. Launched in celebration of Urban Sketchers’ 10th anniversary in 2017, the program brings a variety of courses on urban sketching techniques taught by talented local instructors in their home cities. In 2017, cities around the world began offering 10x10, a series of 10 courses telling the stories of our places. For 2018, Urban Sketchers have a new creative plan of long term workshops.
When sketching events on location it is sometimes helpful to search for the high ground to get an overview of the scene. From above people are less likely to block your view. This class will discuss how to place figures in the scene as viewed from above. We will discuss perspective, sighting to find angles, human proportions and gesture.
When people move you can piece together individuals from multiple people in the crowd. I often track an individual adding detail to the location where I placed them initially in the sketch. This is a way to "Frankenstein" the scene together. If we were sketching a scene in a movie, this would be the establishing shot. The goal is to utilize the course material to finish one sketch in a two hour time frame.

A sketchbook of your choice, HB pencil, Micron pen or fountain pen with waterproof ink, Pentel waterbrush, travel watercolor palette, brown and black colored pencils, a rag and small water supply. A camping stool is a great addition but not 100% necessary.
Thomas Thorspecken is a correspondent for the Urban Sketchers organization since 2009 and has been an official Urban Sketching instructor for two years. An illustrator and journalist he is working in and around Central Florida and has been documenting arts and entertainment for eight years in one sketch a day for his online news site, Analog Artist Digital World. Thorspecken was an animation artist for Disney for 10 years and has taught courses at Full Sail University and Elite Animation Academy. USk Correspondent.

10pm to Midnight Free but get a coffee. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL.  Free comedy show! Come out & laugh, or give it a try yourself.

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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