Erica Szuplat

July 8
SKETCHING ON LOCATION: “Color” in Orleans Village
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Sketching Workshop
Erica Szuplat
  Saturday, July 8 (Color at Orleans Village)

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Price: $65 Members/$85 Non-Members


Using color is one of the easiest ways to add life to your sketches. Starting with value and progressing to two-tone color combinations, to using the full color palette, various approaches will be introduced to add interest, focal point and to bring a sketch to a feeling of completion. This class will make use of marker and watercolor or guoache. We will create basic value scales and viewfinders to improve your understanding of value and saturation and move from sketching and adding color to working directly with color.

Unlike traditional landscape, portraiture or still-life classes,  this workshop is in the vein of Urban Sketchers, who are committed to sketching on location, with portable materials and in their own style.



This workshop is about uncomplicated sketching in your own style so bring materials with which you feel comfortable or would like to experiment

  • At least One type of Sketchbook, larger than pocket size, no larger than 11” x 14” recommended, sketchbooks that open flat are recommended
  • At least One graphite pencil and sharpener
  • At least One pen (ink, ballpoint, brush pen or marker, color or black)
  • One set of color: Portable watercolor sets, (including brushes and water or waterbrush); colored pencils, colored inks, crayons or colored marker
  • Optional: eraser, artist’s or blue painter’s tape


Instructor Bio-

Erica M. Szuplat is an oil painter and sketcher based on Cape Cod. For the past three years she has maintained a studio open to the public at Cataumet Arts Center. She is a member of the Falmouth Artists Guild, Freelance Artists Network and is chair of the Falmouth Cultural Council. Erica studied fine art at The Art Institute of Boston and has been sketching daily life for over 20 years. She has sketched at home and abroad in Ireland, Italy, France and Spain and has organized several sketch crawls in Falmouth.

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