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Intro to Sketching at Lakewood

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lakewood Cemetery
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Join Lakewood for a welcoming and relaxed sketching class that focuses on the foundations of drawing such as shape, form, and composition. Your instructor, Ann Solyst, will walk through the peaceful and reflective art of outdoor sketching while working with attendees to encourage exploration through their own personal style of drawing. With a variety of buildings, monuments, and landscapes, Lakewood is the perfect place to quietly sketch or draw, no matter what your chosen subject or style is.

What to bring

Lakewood will be providing all necessary materials for this event. If you would prefer to bring your own materials, a list will be sent out to all attendees prior to the event.

About your instructor

Minneapolis based painter, Ann Solyst, has been building her career in the Twin Cities area since 2011. She primarily works in Oil paint and hard pastels. Her colors are often vibrant and her focus more on communicating sensations than a strictly realistic representation of her subject. Organic shapes, textures, and clean colors give her work a life and an energy that is neither messy nor stale, but energetic, compassionate, and captivating.

Ann’s work often revolves around nature themes. Whether that be, stones, roots, water, plants and animals, her art is about life.

Ann has received several awards including the Powderhorn Art Fair Invitational Award, Art in Bayfront Park, Festival Favorite in Drawing Award, and the AAUW Art Fair on the Green Best in 2D Award. She is also membership chair of the Lake Country Pastel Society.

Explore Lakewood Series

This event is part of our new Explore Lakewood series – This new series is designed to help you discover the natural and historic treasures of this unique urban sanctuary through a wide array of tours and events focused on specific topics and interests.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Precautions

We are offering the following safety precautions, in accordance with Minnesota State and CDC regulations, to ensure all those participating are safe:

  • Attendees must wear a mask or face covering at check-in, when in the group, and when talking with the instructor.
  • Requiring that all guests space 6ft apart (unless you are participating with your current household)
  • Providing hand sanitizer, face masks, and sanitizing wipes at check-in tent
  • If you are feeling sick or running a temperature, we ask that you stay home. Use good judgement, if you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or if you or anyone in your household is waiting on the results from a COVID-19 test, please stay home. Ticket costs will be refunded at any point if you need to stay home for safety reasons.
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