Creative Sketchbooks: Feb 2018

Creative sketchbooks course

I had a fabulous weekend teaching the Creative sketchbooks course.  Students ranged from a complete beginner looking to learn the secrets behind what artists use a sketchbook for to another student who was preparing to go on a 3 month journey of immersion in the creative arts in Spain and Ireland and wanted a thorough understanding of how they could make the best possible use of the sketchbooks to help them develop their creative ideas and produce some really good work.  I received positive feedback from all the students for example, Kate p said the course was, “Excellent, good pace, a lot of content in techniques to learn and thought processes. Great teaching – patient, encouraging – access to materials [I] wouldn’t use otherwise.” Read further to find out what the other students thought…

Student comments

“A really great opportunity to explore ways to develop ideas through the use of a sketchbook.  It will allow you to think about your creativity differently.”
Nicola R

“It’s really great if you’re just starting out or experiencing an artistic block because it helps you develop ideas/techniques – was so helpful for me as a beginner/digital artist.  It’s  a great starting point and helps you come out of your box.”
Millie H

“If you want to find inspiration for unlocking your ideas, this course is perfect.  Brian takes you through using different materials, techniques and research and development to ensure that you always know where to take an idea to next.  I loved everything!”
Kieran D

“Very creative and very informative. Great place, great tuition, great fun.  [The highlight was] seeing the quality of the work produced.”
Mat B

“Innovative, expressive, opportunities, friendly, relaxed, creative.  [The highlight was] feeling inspired and empowered.”
Sudesh N

“I found it extremely interesting, well structured with lots of one-to-one help, advice and tuition.  Very affirming and stimulating, enabling me to think about ideas and how to develop.  I feel we covered as much as we could in 2 days.  [I would recommend this course as it was] an encouraging, affirming and stimulating course, giving up new possibilities and challenging preconceptions.”
Christine B

To find out more about the Creative sketchbooks course