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Sketchbook Stories 2: The Story of a Walk in Autumn
Sketchbook Stories 2: The Story of a Walk in Autumn

Thu, 19 Oct


Live on Zoom with recording

Sketchbook Stories 2: The Story of a Walk in Autumn

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Time & Location

19 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 BST

Live on Zoom with recording

About The Event

Immerse yourself in the magic of autumn with a captivating workshop which introduces the idea of recording a gentle journey. This class invites you to embrace the season's beauty through art, nature, and storytelling. 

We will work on small sketches, maps and other creative elements (fillers!) to build the story of a walk. If you have done my other class 'The Story of a Garden' you will already be familiar with some of the techniques. This workshop is a perfect next stage (but it's not essential that you have done the garden workshop!)

Workshop Highlights:

1. Embrace Autumn's Palette: Capture the essence of autumn in your sketchbook as we work with limited colours. It makes everything easier...promise!! The aim is to record the 'feeling' of your walk, the mesmerizing colors of the season, the vibrant hues of leaves, the golden tones of harvest, and the earthy shades of the changing landscape. 

2. Nature as Your Muse: Step outdoors and let nature inspire your sketches. The rustling leaves, crisp air, and seasonal sensations will infuse your art with the authentic spirit of autumn along with hand written notes, maps and observations.

3. Artistic Storytelling: Learn the art of storytelling through drawing. Working with a simple box system is a great way to get into journaling...a bit like how comics weave stories, we will be creating our own visual narrative.

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. After the live event, 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.

  • A sketchbook or cartridge paper pad
  • A selection of Coloured pencils/water soluable pencils and crayons in autumny colours...think reds, oranges, yellows, browns, muddy green etc!
  • Some watercolour paint
  • An eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Paint brushes (pointed size 2, 4, 6, 10),
  • Kitchen roll
  • A hard graphite pencil and/or
  • Water pot
  • Palette

OPTIONAL if you'd like to make a book: 

  • A long strip of watercolour paper OR a piece of A3 cartridge paper cut down its centre length. 
  • A 30 cm ruler
  • A bone folder or blunt knife
  • Don't worry if you don't have these...a sketchbook or cartridge paper pad is just fine!
  • If you'd like to make a little explorer's mini book insert: Some loose scraps of paper ( I really like using old manila envelopes that have a nice beige/brown colour or brown paercel paper) a needle and some wool/thread that will fit through the eye of the needle)

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