Sketchbooks & Location Drawing Courses
Don’t know where to start with a sketchbook? Finding it difficult to get ideas down on paper? We offer a range of sketchbook courses that build confidence in working across drawing, painting and mixed-media.
Whatever your level of experience, you’re welcome to join us in learning how to get the most out of sketchbooks: from a basic introduction to what a sketchbook is and exploring techniques and processes used to communicate ideas, to learning how to record your thoughts and inspirations. An artist’s sketchbook is a critical part of the creative process and can be considered an artwork in itself.
Understanding how to manage and develop a sketchbook can really help you when going on to study at a higher level. If you’re up for a challenge, you can make your own sketchbook using unconventional papers, materials or formats or work at large scale. Our off-site courses provide opportunities to work outside of the studio environment; sketching on location or visiting some of London’s leading contemporary art spaces, galleries and museums to inspire creative work.
For more information about courses available, please contact our Visual Arts team at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Artists sketchbook walkCourse start date: Sat 8 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Amanda KnightJoin us for a sketchbook walk in Central London to observe, record and engage with the busyness of urban life. Using mindfulness techniques combined with drawing we will be examining our experience and opening up to the magic and surprises that an evening in the city has to offer. It can be difficult to keep grounded and aware in urban environments but drawing offers a helpful way to direct our minds to the here and now, keeping a sense of purpose and deepening our attention.Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
- Sketching at the museum: Tate BritainCourse start date: Thu 13 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Stuart JonesExplore the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks: practice and improve your drawing skills and ‘ways of seeing’ and understanding by working from some of the iconic artworks at Tate Britain.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
- Sketching at the museum: Wellcome CollectionCourse start date: Thu 20 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Heidi WigmoreExploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks; practice and improve your drawing skills and 'ways of seeing' and understanding, working from an fascinating range of objects and artifacts at The Wellcome Collection.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
- Sketching at the museum: National GalleryFull fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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