Friday, December 7, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for December 8 and 9, 2018

 Saturday December 8, 201810am to 1pm Sold Out. James Richards USK 10 X 10 Workshop. corner of S. Park Avenue and W. New England Avenue, Central Park, Winter Park. GPS ping at 251 S. Park Ave.
On-location Urban Sketcher artist, educator and urban designer, James Richards will bring to the class and into your sketchbook an international inspiration from his journeys and drawings in 45 countries around the world: In this workshop, you will learn the secrets of creating a convincing illusion of 3-dimensional depth on the 2-dimensional paper surface! Creating this illusion is the essence of location drawing, yet is one of the most consistent sources of questions in my workshops and online classes. Abstract concepts will become clear with examples from the worlds of stage and film, followed by demonstrations of how those concepts can be translated to location sketching. You will learn a range of classic, foundational techniques that demystify creating a sense of depth, as well as a number of cool tricks I’ve learned over decades of creating believable worlds on paper. By workshop’s end, you will see city scenes in a different way and will bring a new sense of believability to your urban sketches.

  • Seeing the view as 3 distinct planes: foreground, middle ground, and background
  • A toolbox of techniques:
  • Value
  • Line weight
  • Level of detail/texture
  • Diminishing size
  • Overlapping
  • Simple perspective
  • Color 
  • Jim’s tricks for creating a strong foreground “frame”
  • Understanding how set designers and filmmakers have historically created the illusion of depth, and what we can learn from them.
  • Creative use of pens, pencils, and watercolor to achieve depth 

  • 4pm to 6pm Free. Young Voices. JB Callaman Center 102 North Parramore Ave Orlando FL. Teen Open Mic Every second Saturday of the month.

    7:30pm to 9:30pm Free. Black Cow Jumps. Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Banks Helrich. Black Cow Jumps is immersive live theater, uncovering relationships, philosophy and the absurdity of life. This playful performance will conclude with an open talk back. Come enjoy music, performance art and storytelling -- along with complimentary wine, cheese and crackers. Sign up by calling 407-623-3300, ext. 3.

    Sunday December 9, 2018
    Noon to 1pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola near red gazebo. Bring your own mat.

     1pm to 5:30pm Free.  Family Day on the Second Sunday.  The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30 p.m., and docents are available to give mini-tours of the museum. Then it's open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.

    2pm to 4pm $5 Film Slam. Enzian Theater, South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL. Experimental Films, Puppet Films, Art Films, Bartenders throwing bottles, Gangsters, a Music Video. Program starts at 1pm sharp. Tickets are still only $5. Q&A with the filmmakers to follow screening.

    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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