(OVERBOOKED) Light of Lisboa

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  • Location: Praça dos Restauradores
  • Primary workshop language: English. We will try to facilitate translation into Portuguese.

In this workshop, we will focus our attention on light, and how to use strong values to indicate three-dimensional form and depth of space in the urban environment. Quick, guided exercises and one-on-one critiques will improve your ability to render shades and shadows. Any medium may be used – graphite, pen and ink, watercolor, etc. – as we search for and sketch the drama of sunlight in Lisbon.

Neste workshop, vamos focar a nossa atenção na luz, e como usar valores fortes para indicar formas tri-dimensionais e a profundidade no ambiente urbano. Exercícios rápidos, orientados e críticas individuais vão melhorar a vossa habilidade para definir tonalidades e sombras. Qualquer meio pode ser utilizado - grafite, caneta e tinta, aguarela, etc. - na busca e no registo do drama da luz de Lisboa.

—Sketches by Matthew Brehm