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Partner Event: Sketching in Irvine Park with Jeanne Kosfeld

August 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sketching in Irvine Park
with Jeanne Kosfeld

August 12, 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
In Person
On Location at Irvine Park in Saint Paul

Organized by Wet Paint
Tickets: $32.00 available from Wet Paint
For tickets and more details see

A playful, no-fear sketching workshop where you’ll rekindle the wonder for drawing that you felt as a child.

Jeanne Kosfeld, the illustrator for the RCHS publication,  Neighborhood Architecture: Irvine Park – a coloring book will share her love for sketching and show you how she approaches a complex scene on location.
You’ll leave with a new friend — your sketchbook, ready to give you hours of enjoyment wherever you are.

  • Become comfortable with basic tools and techniques to enjoy sketching anything anywhere.
  • Learn to see simple shapes in complex scenes, remembering childlike visual discovery.
  • Create energy in your drawing with playful line movement.
  • Gain confidence by working through a sketch from beginning to end and have fun doing it!

Jeanne Kosfeld paints and sketches primarily with water-based media, but her previous body of work includes newspaper design, board game design, creating public sculptures in ice, organic matter, and polymer. Growing up in a family of artists, Jeanne started working as a newspaper illustrator. Along the way, she taught at the University of Alaska-Anchorage where she also led the design department. For eighteen years, Jeanne was the creative director at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her work appears in public & private collections. She has been honored with artist-in-residencies in Arles, France; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas; St. Croix Watershed Research Station as the Artist at Pine Needles, Minnesota; the Western Wisconsin Land Trust at the Pine Creek Restoration Project, Wisconsin; Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California; and Juneau, Alaska at the Ernest Gruening Historic Site. Jeanne has participated in International Urban Sketchers Symposiums in Portugal and the Netherlands.


August 12, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Irvine Park
251 Walnut Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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