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The Wonky Line Drawing Club: Summer Still Life Sketching
The Wonky Line Drawing Club: Summer Still Life Sketching

Thu, 27 Jun


Virtual Event

The Wonky Line Drawing Club: Summer Still Life Sketching

One of my very favourite ways to sketch!

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Time & Location

27 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

Virtual Event

About The Event

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Join me for The Wonky Line Drawing Club, a regular event where we get together and draw!

Session 2: Summer Still Life Sketching

During this session we will be drawing small collections of multiple objects in a sketchy style. I find this way of drawing very soothing as the shapes interconnect, it's like join the dots! We'll have a play together with some fun drawing exercises to help your hand and eye get warmed up and then have some time to work on a slightly longer drawing. I will be drawing flowers in a vase with a few other objects. I will share images for you to draw from but encurage you to collect your own objects and have them nearby during the class. Materials: please use what you have available or like to use...I will be using a plain old pencil and then a bit of coloring in with either watercolour or coloured pencils. There is more information below about the general materials I like to draw with.

What is The Wonky Line Drawing Club?

The aim of The Wonky Line Club is to create a time and space to draw with like minded people. During each session there will be theme, a demonstration and then a collection of timed drawing excerises which are guaranteed to get you scribbling whatever stage of the drawing journey you're at. Beginner to pro and anywhere in between, you are very welcome to join in the fun! That's what it will be, fun...not gruelling tasks but stimulating and exciting ways to build your confidence, your practice and a drawing habit.

Drawing together works like magic in so many ways:

  • Creative Practice: Putting time aside to draw regularly with fun and accessible exercises aimed at all experience levels. Like playing a musical instrument, regular practice helps you to keep your hand in and pick up your pencil and sketchbook more often!
  • Creative Community: Connect with a kind and welcoming group of fellow creative souls from all over the world! Share methods, inspiration and advice
  • Creative Self: Giving yourself time to draw is restorative, healing and mindful. More time spent drawing connects you with what you like to draw, your favourite tools and materials.
  • Creative Action: Doing rather than thinking! The thinking brain has no place at this class, my friend, as we will be SO busy drawing! During the sessions there will be limitations minimising the materials you need to use and taking away a lot of the decision making process that stops so many of us from actually getting started!

This club is not about doing the best drawings, it's about having fun, learning to sketch and finding your own unique line!

A really effective way to do this is by having fun and returning to activities and exercises that make you feel childlike. The emphasis of these session will be on observational and expressive drawing but we will also play with all forms of drawing including, mindful doodling, abstract drawing responses, collage, and drawing from memory and imagination.

The sessions are 1.5 hrs long

Beginning: A short demonstration and chat about techniques and materials

Middle: 40-50 minutes of drawing exercises working from images on the screen or objects/images in your home.

End: 10-15 mins of sharing of work (optional!)

What do I need to take part?

All the drawing exercises can be done with the most basic of drawing materials. All you really need is a pencil/pen and some cheap copier paper

However, it's a great opportunity to test out drawing with materials that you may have lurking in your art draw. Try drawing with something different at each session and see what happens! Maybe you'll make a groundbreaking discovery about how you like to work and what with!

Useful materials to have for this class:

  • A sketchbook or pad with thicker paper
  • A soft graphite pencil 2B or softer (I like 6B)
  • A few objects to create your own still life
  • OPTIONAL extras: 
  • A brush with some ArtGraf block Graphite (this is water soluable grahite in a tin like a block of watercolour paint)
  • OR Charcoal
  • OR Chalk Pastel
  • Coloured pencils and pens

Is there a recording?

Yes, the class will be recorded and sent out via email the following day.

You will have access to the class recording for 14 days.

**PLEASE NOTE** that these class recordings will not be added to your Wild Ink library and will not be available to purchase in the shop so book on whilst you can!

Ticket office closes 30 minutes before the start of the class at 6.30pm BST 27th June

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