Urban Observations

November 6, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm

Using watercolor, you'll walk away with a deeper sense of engaging and connecting to the present and the spaces we all inhabit.

  • Wisteria Courtyard
  • 516 Navasota St.
  • Austin, TX 78702

This workshop creates a focused moment where you'll be invited to slow down, look, and interpret the city. We love observing and documenting our surroundings, particularly the evolving urban fabric that envelops us. Our preferred medium is watercolor, as it allows us to individually capture the color, vitality, and energy that we experience in our environment. We'll provide basic watercoloring tools, and a short warm up. With a brush and paper in hand, we'll set you loose for an hour within a block radius of our starting point, where you will have the opportunity to examine a compact slice of east Austin and choose a point of interest to document.

East Austin is representative of changing cities across the country, and is a landscape that feels both rich with potential and rife with loss. We will encourage participants to contemplate what persists, what is gone, and what is to come. By paying attention to places that are often overlooked, you may discover something unexpected. We hope you'll walk away with a deeper sense of engagement with the present and the spaces we all inhabit.

Facilitators: Jessica Fontenot and Ann Armstrong

Jessica is a designer and artist whose work focuses on architecture and examining her everyday surroundings.

Ann is an architect and casual cartographer who documents the city through words, pictures, and maps.

Parking and transit: Street parking, Bus, Redline (Plaza Saltillo)

  • 516 Navasota St.
  • Austin, TX 78702
  • DAY
  • Monday, November 6th
  • TIME
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • *we won't be providing lunch, but feel free to bring your own!
  • Austin's Atlas
  • Free with registration

516 Navasota St.
Austin, TX 78702

SAVE THE DATE: November 5-9, 2018