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VIEW with Shuang Li: ``Sketch Germany in Styles``

Shuang will virtually take you to busy urban streets in Berlin or historical site of Frankfurt, then walk through quiet small towns in rural Germany and sketch varies subject matters.

Learn fun sketching techniques before your next trip to Germany (or anywhere around the world)!

This unique workshop will explore varies sketching techniques and styles. With just a few simple tools, you’ll learn how to sketch stylishly, loosely and more intuitively! You’ll be amazed with what you can create after taking this workshop.

Class Information

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: Nov 8, 9 & 10 from 10am-1pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Level: High Beginners to Intermediate

Participants: Max 20

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $249 for 9 hours. If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only. Book the class and email us to let us know you won’t attend.

Class Format

  • A host from the VIEW Academy will facilitate the meeting, admitting you if you connect late, helping you with technical problems, etc…
  • The V.I.E.W. workshop is live, interactive and hands-on
  • Shuang will demonstrate step by step,  breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to Shuang
  • You will be able to show your work to Shuang to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

What you will learn in this Class

  1. In just a few days, you will learn multiple sketching styles that your can use any time and places.
  2. With an ink pen or two, plus a few watercolors, Shuang will teach you ONE NEW SKETCHING STYLE EACH DAY. Using photos from her past trips to Germany, Shuang will be focusing on one style per day, and with multiple step-by-step demos to explain her techniques.

Three sketching styles in three days:

  1. Sketching with a ink pen – drawing directly and quickly (without pencil and eraser)
  2. Sketching with ink pen and watercolor wash – add a little or a lot color splash to the ink sketches
  3. Sketching directly using watercolors and ONE brush– bold and expressive brushstrokes

Knowledge and Skills for creating successful sketching:

  1. Simplification: distill a complex scene to its essence in a sketch
  2. Sophistication: create a center of interest with contrast, color and selective details
  3. Liveliness: add figures and motions to compositions

Biography-Shuang Li, NWS, WW, SDWS, LPAPA

Born, raised and classically trained in China, California based watercolorist Shuang Li moved to the US 30 years ago. Following the “En Plein Air” tradition, Shuang paints watercolor both on locations and in her studio, portrays the extraordinary variety of life with her unique perspective. Traveling around the world, with her masterful classic and contemporary techniques, Shuang recreates nature’s beauty in her paintings, captures lights, moods and moments with her singular poetic expression. Shuang’s watercolors have won many national and international awards, her artwork and articles have been featured in Plein Air Magazine, American Watercolors and Outdoor Painters, to name a few.

Shuang Li is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society,Watercolor WestLaguna Plein Air Painters Association, and an elected Artist Member of California Art Club. Shuang Li has also been selected as one of the faculty members for Plein Air Convention since 2018.

Shuang Li’s web site

Shuang Li’s FaceBook page

Samples of Shuang Li's Art

Testimonials from our VIEWers

“Excellent online class. Shuang knows how to teach! Really – she breaks things down into the important and critical stuff in small bites and ignores the stuff that does not matter. I have learned so much in a very short period of time”.

Tina M.

“This is the first time I joined the VIEW Academy and attended Shuang Li’s Sketching with Styles class. I learned so many new techniques and love Shuang’s bold and organic styles of sketching. The critiques are very helpful which is usually unavailable from other online classes. Will definitely take more classes with VIEW Academy.”

Violet S.

“Shuang Li’s class was really great. LOTs of information and a great (fun) instructor. I loved that each day was focused on a specific technique (day 1 was ink and grey marker only, day 2 was ink and watercolor on hot press paper and day 3 was watercolor only). I also liked that she pushed all of us out of our comfort zone in a “safe” way to try things. I am committed to going forward without my trusty pencil and eraser for my urban sketches and head straight to the ink.  Looking forward to the August class and already blocked my calendar.”

Marcia H.

The Price of US $ 249 for 9 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class
  • The recording of all sessions for you to keep forever
  • The access to our VIEW Facebook page so you can share and communciate with the VIEW Academy community of artists and teachers.
  • If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only.
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