Artists sketchbook walk

Course Dates: 06/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Off Site
Take a sketchbook walk in Central London to observe, record and engage with the urban environment, both historic architecture, modern skylines, the river and parks. Quick sketching, supported by discussion and reflection along the way, will open up new ways of seeing and responding to your surroundings. Meet at City Lit main entrance.
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Artists sketchbook walk
  • Course Code: VH579
  • Dates: 06/07/24 - 06/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Off Site
  • Tutor: Heidi Wigmore

Course Code: VH579

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Sat, day, 06 Jul - 06 Jul '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Taking a walk in central London, you will use drawing to heighten awareness of your surroundings and as a way of seeing the city anew. Making rapid sketches, you will develop a rich record of your experiences, which will be discussed and reflected on with the group.

What will we cover?

You will experiment with different approaches to sketching and recording fast moving subject matter. By building on your observational skills, you will learn to look at the world more closely and doing so become more engaged with your own experience.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Improve rapid sketching skills
Bring awareness to the daily life of the city
Learn how to select and edit subject matter
Improve observational drawing skills.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Suitable for all levels; You need to be able to go on a walk and to be standing for some of the time. (you are welcome to bring a portable stool).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstration and practical application. One to one and group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Some basic materials such as pencils, sharpeners and rubbers will be provided .
You will need to bring a hardbacked sketchbook (A5 min or A4 max) and may like to bring additional drawing materials such as favourite pens, pencils or coloured crayons.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are a range of longer sketchbook courses at City Lit - your tutor can advise.

Heidi Wigmore Tutor Website

Heidi Wigmore is a visual artist whose diverse practice is informed by drawing; her particular interest is in the ‘dynamic performative figure’. She is artist workshop leader for English National Ballet where she has developed ‘live drawing’ events at The Coliseum and Sadlers Wells theatre that explore the common language of drawing and dance. She has also led drawing workshops at Tate Liverpool, at the Turner Prize for Hull City of Culture and for the British Museum exhibition ‘Lines of Thought’.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.