Liesel Lund did a demo at Daniel Smith today. It was titled “Watercolor Sketching”.
This is the only photo of the demo I was able to take. Right at this point she looked at me and said “Please don’t take so many photos”. That’s a first for me at a Daniel Smith demo! I’d only done this one. Ah well…. thus I cannot show you her teaching technique or beautiful sketchbooks. Some images of sketchbooks are available on her website.
The demo started with a 45 minute review of materials and equipment. This took about half the demo time. Review being the operative word as I was familiar with all the items discussed. However, if I was the returning almost-beginner I was in 2012, I would have welcomed this over view of the papers and other useful supplies. It was just the thing I wanted then.
Many DS demos are introduction to workshops to be held at the store. This seemed to be for her on-line class, “Joyful Beginning Watercolor”. The course outline looks quite comprehensive. She said it is for the absolute beginner. The website seems a little confusing. The link for “full description of class” goes to a forum or message board.
Ms. Lund had a very upbeat and encouraging style during the demo. She urged silencing of the inner critic. She said,
“Your audience is you”
“Your own style will come out; you don’t have to look for it”
I have several on line classes in my queue already (on Craftsy). I’m tempted by hers but it might be too basic. There are some topics, though, that are very interesting and I’d like to see her take on them. It’s far more expensive than Craftsy classes but is also much more extensive, with 66 videos and many more handouts.