Leaves Drawing

Sketching The Truth

6 WEEK HYBRID WORKSHOP

WITH LING SIGSTEDT // EVERY WEDNESDAY EVE. FROM 6:30-7:30PM, 

CLASSES START JULY 14th!


HYBRID WORKSHOP - IN-PERSON AND ZOOM.

LOCATION FOR IN PERSON IS

ALCHEMY CREATIVE WORKSPACES - 66 SOUTH LOGAN ST., DENVER, CO

Learning to just be with yourself and your thoughts after years of substance abuse or other destructive behaviors can be frightening. In this class we will learn together to become content with our inner dialog – for better or worse through our art. Allowing intuition to guide us, we reveal our innermost selves. The truth and beauty of our wildest ideas and spirit are brought to life.


We will start each class with 5 minutes of contemplative meditation. You will develop a series of drawings, sketches, or ideas in a sketchbook, based on a topic. Choosing one of the sketches, you will develop a 10”x10” finished artwork to be mounted on a wood block. When the class is done, we will hang everyone’s finished, mounted pieces in a grid all together on one wall in an exhibit. Optionally, anyone who wants to can submit their sketchbook to “The Sketchbook Project” (TheSketchbookProject.com) in Brooklyn, NY – where they will keep the original book in their archives and digitize the pages for online display.


The goal of this class will be to allow your meditation to guide you to address the recovery-related topic or something else that you need to communicate in your sketchbook. We will focus on truth and bravery, not perfection or preciosity. Accidents will become gifts and our working sketches will become the artform.


All abilities are welcome.

 
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About Ling Sigstedt

Ling Sigstedt is a fine art oil painter and commercial creative director. She attended art school in the 80s at Syracuse University, Parsons School of Design in New York city, and the Colorado Institute of Art. She has had a long career in commercial design, including web design, branding, and book design. Eight years ago, she returned to her love of painting and began attending classes at The Art Students League of Denver. Now she sells her landscape paintings and pastels, commissions, and portraits. Ling is also an alcoholic and sobered up in 1989. Through AA she has sponsored numerous women and a few men, many who are now sponsors. Ling was asked to lead a weekly speaker meeting at Denver Cares for nine years, where the object was to connect clients with sponsors in AA or NA. She now spends her days hiking the Rockies with her little dog and painting the scenery she has explored.