Urban sketching involves telling a story about time and place through sketches drawn from direct observation. In this workshop, you'll learn simple drawing and painting techniques to sketch 4" x 6" postcards showcasing everyday scenes from the world around us. The focus will be on keeping it fast, simple, and fun. Each student will create at least 3 postcards. We may go outside to sketch, weather permitting. No sketching experience is necessary; this workshop is a perfect, low-pressure way to find out what urban sketching is all about and why many thousands of people worldwide enjoy it as a hobby. Loaner sketch kits and all other materials provided...just bring a creative spirit! Instructor: Carole Pivarnik

Saturday, October 12, 2019, Noon to 3:00 PM. Class will be held in our upstairs studio at 205 E. Main St., Front Royal, Virginia.

About the instructor: Carole Pivarnik is pet portrait artist, plein air painter, and enthusiastic urban sketcher working out of her studio in Rappahannock County, VA. Watercolor, and gouache, and ink are her favorite mediums. See more of her work at www.carolepivarnik.com.

Class policies: We understand that scheduling conflicts do happen. You may cancel your class for a full refund up to 48 hours before the first class, by phone or in person. No refunds will be issued after this time. 

In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class. Please check our Facebook page for updates on class cancellations due to weather.


  • Occurs Saturday, October 12th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Art in the Valley

205-A E. Main St.
Front Royal, VA 22630


Art in the Valley

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