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Drop in and Draw: The Story of a Garden
Drop in and Draw: The Story of a Garden

Thu, 20 Apr


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Drop in and Draw: The Story of a Garden

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Time & Location

20 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 BST

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In this class will be working to create loads of swift and scruffy 'micro' drawings. These are small experimental vignettes which come together on a sketchbook page to tell a complete story. This is a really informal class where willl be working fast and loose and is a fantastic way to overcome loads of drawing 'issues' such as fear of the blank page , not knowing where to start, drawing on location and perfection paralysis!

The collection of techniques work really well in a travel or garden journal and are a helpful way to break down a busy, overwhelming scene into bitsize chunks. 

All of the drop in and draw sessions will begin with a demo of some techniques that you will find fun and useful to try out during the session which really help with getting going (something that we all of find difficult at times!). We will then have a go at drawing some objects, starting with quick loose warm up exercises and then moving onto longer sketches.  The aim of these classes is to sketch quietly and peacefully with opportunities to chat and ask questions inbetween each of the sketches. With regular drawing practice, you will grow in confidence and ability really quickly and your sketchbook will fill up in record quick time! All experience levels are welcome xx

This class is suitable for all experience levels 

What do I get when I buy?

  • You will receive a Zoom link, materials list and printable downloads the morning before the class.
  • A recording of the class will be sent out the following day. You don't need to be there live and can watch the workshop in your own time
  • Unlimited access. The recording will be added to your Wild Ink library. You can create an account with this free doodlebird workshop

What do I need to take part?

A pencil (2B)/pen and a sketchbook/some paper is all you need to get going! If you're not sure what to use, the pencil and paper is a brilliant 'low barrier' starting point.

I usually have a collection of various art materials that I can access during these workshops including:

  • A sketchbook or cartridge paper pad or rough pieces of copier paper
  • Coloured pencils/water soluable pencils and crayons
  • Some watercolour paint
  • An eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Paint brushes (pointed size 2, 4, 6,10),
  • Kitchen roll
  • Graphite pencil 2B
  • Water pot
  • Palette
  • A pen with water proof ink. Fine liners are great for this and come with different nib sizes!
  • A thicker waterproof marker pen Like the Pitt Artist Drawing Pen or the Kuratake Mangata Pen
  • Optional: photos of a garden visit, your own garden, garden magazine. Visual references will be provided.

I also like to use sketching sessions to test out things I don't usually draw with like:

oil pastels, chalk pastels, graphite sticks, charcoal etc. Sometimes, I use bits of old paper that I collage onto the picture. If you'd like to try this then have a rummage for some interesting paper samples, glue stick and scissors!

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