Cityscapes: urban sketching – May 2021

“It was an amazing experience. I have learnt so much.”

Mara C

It was wonderful to be outside drawing again.  We always meet such colourful characters when drawing outside, which is one of the features of urban sketching!  For those of you not quite confident enough in your sketching skills to put up with the nosey intruder, this weekend course will give you all the confidence you need to get out and about within the city, it’s suburbs and surrounding areas and enjoy the experience of outdoor drawing.  This weekend was a bit on the chilly side, but we ventured out as much as the weather allowed us and experimented with different materials in the warm studio when forced back indoors by the cold winds.  Read further to find out what the students thought of their experience.

Student comments

“I didn’t have much experience of urban sketching and felt a bit lost with a blank piece of paper! This has been a great intro to the basic steps and for experimenting with some new techniques and materials.  A lot squeezed into two days!”
Lucy W

“I have learnt the basic theory.  I feel more confident.  I look forward to go out and try by myself.”
Mara C

“A good balance of theory and practical. You get to practice hat you learn very quickly so it is still fresh in your memory.”
Garry F

“Excellent skill/technique development. Good structure on course to lead to increasing knowledge and skills.” My course highlight was “getting so involved in drawing I forgot I was outside getting cold.”
Louise R