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Sketchbook Club 6: Wild and Reckless Sketching Techniques!!
Sketchbook Club 6: Wild and Reckless Sketching Techniques!!

Thu, 29 Apr


Online Event

Sketchbook Club 6: Wild and Reckless Sketching Techniques!!

Loosen up, lose your fear and engage your eyes, brain and drawing hand to your subject matter without even trying! Magic!

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Time & Location

29 Apr 2021, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

Online Event

About The Event

What you get:

  • Access to the live session via Zoom
  • Video of the workshop with unlimited access
  • Printable instructions and references

Materials and Information

Learn to sketch the easy way with some wild and reckless techniques that are guaranteed to help you draw what you SEE rather than what you think you can see! The techniques we will using can be really helpful when sketching from life to speedily record a time or place. They will be an invaluable tool to have in your creative brain box! During this workshop we will be using chickens as our subject matter but the excercises we will use are transferable or any subject matter. Buildings, humans, animals, botanicals still life... whatever it is that inspires you can be taken to new exciting levels with authentic and intriguing lines and marks.

It can be hard to get going with a sketchbook so pop in and join my regular sketchbook group whenever you feel like it! This small informal sketchbook group meets every two weeks and provides creative support, tuition, inspirational prompts and guidance to help start or develop your sketchbook practice. By using a sketchbook to record life's events, big and small or as a safe place to experiment and find your inner artist, you can learn a lot about yourself whilst developing your own creative skills. Maybe you want to loosen up, learn to draw, paint, write, collage, experiment...a sketchbook is the place for all that and more!

What do I need?

This workshop can be done with any old stuff. ...even the contents of that drawer in your kitchen which has an old biro, crayon and highlighter pen. Grab what you find and some scrap paper and you're good to go!

However, if you, like me, have loads of art stuff lying around, gather it up and spread it all around you. Try out some of the werid art materials that you bought ages ago and have never used! The materials for this session are completely dependent on what you like to use but the following are are a good place to start:

  • Pencil 2B or softer (The softeer the better so if you have a 6b or 9B dig them out)
  • Eraser,
  • Pencil sharpener
  • A sketchbook!
  • Loose sheets of scrap/cheap copier paper/A4 cartridge paper(cheaper watercolour paper if you like using wet media)
  • A waterproof fine liner pen
  • Some wet media...this could be: watercolours and/or gouache and/or ink and/or felt tip/marker pens
  • Mixing palette (or china plate)
  • A few large brushes size 8-12 or water brush pen
  • Water pot
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Some dry media....this could be: Coloured pencils, charcoal/graphite stick, a candle/wax crayon/white oil pastel, chalk, pastels etc.
  • Damp cloth/wet wipes for your hands
  • I will provide you references to work from but please feel free to use objects/images of your choice if you prefer

For more information about sketchbooks and materials go to my workshops page and scroll down. Click on the 'Sketchbook Materials and Information' button and you can download and print a materials list. If you're still unsure pop along anyway and see what it's all about!

This session will be recorded and available to purchase after the event which is a great way to catch up on previous sessions. To view previous classes go to the Workshops page > On-Demand Workshops.


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