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Two New Demonstrations Added to 2011 Black Hills Class

There will be two new demonstrations as part of the the 2011 Black Hills Watercolor Sketching Class. The first will be a Black Ink painting demonstration using the age-old techniques of hand-ground ink, rice paper, and fine handmade brushes. The second will be quick sketching on the ipad — the very new technique and technology of image making adapted to plein air work.

If you will be taking the class please drop me an email and let me know so I can plan accordingly — thanks — mark


in THE BLACK HILLS of SD with Mark W. McGinnis* students will be accepted on beginning to advanced levels (advanced students may also sketch in media other than watercolor – pastels, charcoal, graphite, mixed media, etc.)

Class Fee — $250.00

– contact Mark McGinnis or 208-921-7189 for registration & fee payment

– minimal materials needed, a list will be given upon enrollment

– students will arrange their own lodging (camp, motel, friends, etc.) discount rooms available at Rocket Motel in Custer (cleanest rooms anywhere is their motto)-605-673-4401 – – mention the class

– all travel by private cars (car pool as much as possible)– daily demonstrations – individual instruction throughout the day and group discussions will take place on location at the end of each day

– optional group dinners and  evenings on your own

June 20-24, 2011 (tentative schedule)

Monday, June 20 –1:00pm orientation – gather at the Rocket Motel, 211 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer SD — 1:30pm carpool to Legion Lake in Custer State Park for demonstration and sketching

Tuesday – June 21 – All day sketching at Horse Thief Lake and Black Elk Wilderness Trail

Wednesday – June 22 – All day sketching in Spearfish Canyon

Thursday – June 23 – All day sketching in French Creek Area

Friday – June 24 – 8:30am – noon – sketching at Peter Norbeck Scenic Overlook

*Mark McGinnis was a professor of art for 30 years at Northern State University, has had over 120 exhibitions nationwide, and published five books.

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