Sketching Around Town
Sketching Around Town
Sketching Around Town
Sketching Around Town

Sketching Around Town


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Course Fee: $75
Materials: Student provided (see Supply Info below)

TIME: 10:00AM - 1:00PM PDT
LEVEL: Confident Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Downtown, Port Townsend. 

Let's spend a few hours together sketching "in the wild" (a.k.a. plein air) on site in Port Townsend. This is a fun opportunity to practice drawing what you see while also enjoying being a part of a group of artists. You might even find a new fun art passion that doesn't also drain your wallet.

We will meet downtown where teaching artist Anne Pfeiffer will demo and discuss how to simplify the chaos, use value tones, see angles, types of lines, as well as other tips and tricks for success. Any style and level of experience succeeds when sketching, although you should have some drawing experience in order to not feel completely overwhelmed.

In the afternoon, Anne will return to the classroom at Fort Worden to facilitate an open studio workshop; participants are encouraged to continue sketching plein air after the class meeting time ends and meet back in the classroom in Building 306 at Fort Worden at 4pm to share the day's sketches (if you want).


  • A sketchbook of mixed media or sketch paper (not watercolor paper), 5" x 7" up to 9" x 12". Bound or spiral with a stiff backing (no tear out pads).
  • A couple office paper clamps for holding pages closed if it gets windy.
  • 2B, 4B, 6B or 8B pencils and erasers.
  • Ultra fine tipped pigment markers (like Microns) or drawing pens.
  • A small right angle plastic triangle. 
  • A portable lightweight chair or tripod stool.
  • Hat with a brim.
  • Water and snacks. 

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

Anne Pfeiffer has a graduate degree in painting and decades of experience as a high school art teacher, community college art instructor, and adult and teen workshop instructor. She currently lives in Port Angeles and paints landscapes and still lifes, often plein air, and participates in regional and national exhibitions and events.

See more: courses with Anne
Artist website: Anne Pfeiffer@annepfeifferartist and @annepfeiffer

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee). Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead.

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

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