On Friday night (7/14) I attended the meet & greet and Keynote presentations for the Dancing Lines Urban Sketchers workshop. Daniel Smith mothership (Seattle store) was kind enough to host it for free in their gallery classroom. We had pizza and veges. We picked up our badges which sorted us into our groups.
As we ate, Jane had us all introduce ourselves by sorting out who came the furthest and from where. These two came from Costa Rica!! Aside from one of our presenters, KK, who came from Malaysia, they came the furthest!
KK (Ch’ng Kiah Kiean www.kiahkiean.com ) gave an introduction to his sketching methods and tools.
Melanie Reim, from New York City, spoke about her inspiration and her approach.
(interesting that I photographed them making the same gesture)
KK generously brought small ink containers, ink and drawing sticks for everyone! The sticks were cut and shaped by his father.
One of the Daniel Smith managers kept the register open so we could buy supplies before we left! I bought a large bottle of India ink. I’ll need more ink than I initially bought for this workshop. I also recently learned that it will work better with dip pens than the fountain pen ink I’ve been using. I’ll use it for my volunteer interpreter work at Fort Nisqually.