Creative Sketchbooks. Discover how to develop an exciting and dynamic artist sketchbook.
Learn how create a personal artist’s sketchbook that will become a key part of how you develop and transform your creative ideas. We will cover a variety of processes to show you how to collect ideas, experiment with techniques, develop your vision, and travel a creative journey to new and exciting possibilities you may not have previously considered.
Creative sketchbooks is an essential course for all artists who want to discover the transformative power of sketchbooks.
includes most materials
Day: Sat + Sun
Time: 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond
Essential items to bring
- Pencil: 4B, 6B, 8B or 9B
- Plastic erasor
- Kneadable ‘putty’ rubber
- Drawing paper:
Sketchbook – size A4 or A5
thick cartridge paper
spiral bound if possible
Optional items to bring
Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
Rag (old cloth) for smudging charcoal or paint when drawing
Wear old clothes or bring an apron
Pen and notebook for taking notes during the course
Sat: 10 – 4pm
Sun: 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond
Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, adults
Min 6 – Max 10
Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits. Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes.
Diaries from all previous courses
What can I expect
The weekend has been carefully planned to take you step by step towards showing you how to develop exciting sketchbooks so you leave confident in knowing how to progress further on your own.
Loads of individual 1:1 tuition, and teaching by demonstration and examples.
Personal artistic development
This course has a strong focus in showing you how sketchbooks can be a key ingredient to encourage your independence, self-confidence and creativity.
There will be plenty of opportunities to receive lots of positive feedback, share ideas and learn from each other in a supportive group environment.
Choose this course if you want to find out how sketchbooks can help you create more exciting and creative work.
“Really enjoyable, Brian has a great approach to teaching, informative, encouraging and fun! Learnt more in a weekend than in a previous beginners course of 10 weeks.”
“It was a really enjoyable course which offered me a good understanding of the tools and techniques that I needed to learn to draw. I would highly recommend Brian as a teacher.”
“A very good introduction to a range of drawing and painting techniques, ideal for someone like me who has not picked up a pencil or brush for 40 years.”
You will be shown how to develop a themed idea flowing from one page to the next developing ideas,combining techniques (drawing, paint techniques, mixed media, print, stitch, etc), deconstructing your sketchbook and re-making it into a personal response to a given theme. By the end of the 2-days your sketchbook will become a valuable resource of exciting ideas and techniques you can use towards your next painting, sculpture or craft project.
You will explore the differences between keeping an artists sketchbook, journals and scrap books. We will cover techniques that include different ways to include annotation, background textures, and clever ways of adding extra pages to make your sketchbook begin to reflect your personality.
You will learn more techniques to develop your sketchbook into an exciting resource of linked and themed ideas that will enable you to discover new ideas for whatever kind of art making you like to do (eg: painting, textiles, sculpture, etc). Today will include drawing and experimenting with more techniques such as dry-monoprinting and making texture rubbings.
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