Sketchbook: ideas, materials and techniques

Course Dates: 14/04/21 - 05/05/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

A fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous drawing experience.

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Description

What is the course about?

Explore experimental mixed-media techniques in a sketchbook, using drawing, painting and collage. Looking at artist’s work and developing personal themes you will experiment with materials, processes and image-making in an expressive and creative way. Projects may be interpreted in either an abstract or more literal manner.

Some drawing experience would be an advantage.The course may appeal to anyone interested in mixed media, but also suggests links with fine art, sculpture and textiles.

What will we cover?


• Mark-making and creating surfaces for collage.
• Experimental drawing using line, tone and texture.
• Mixed media using drawing, painting and collage.
• The sketchbook seen as an art object.

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

• Explore mark-making as a personal means of expression.
• Experiment with expressive drawing techniques.
• Work with mixed-media techniques, combining drawing, painting and collage.
• Create individual themes.


• Explore mark-making as a personal means of expression.
• Experiment with expressive drawing techniques.
• Work with mixed-media techniques, combining drawing, painting and collage.
• Create individual themes.• Explore mark-making as a personal means of expression.
• Experiment with expressive drawing techniques.
• Work with mixed-media techniques, combining drawing, painting and collage.
• Create individual themes.

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

The course is for all levels. Beginners are welcome but previous drawing experience is useful.

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

• Demonstration, group discussions, handouts, practical work, one to one tuition.

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

• You will be required to bring one A4 sketchbook, for the course. Book bound or spiral, portrait or landscape with good quality cartridge paper is appropriate. Any other sketchbooks you may have, of a different scale or surface, (such as watercolour) can also be used. All other basic materials will be supplied, but if you have additional drawing or colour materials you would like to try, please bring them along.

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

contemporary art sketchbook walk, large scale sketchbook courses, sketchbook introduction to visual journey, mixed media and drawing projects and more.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Ruth Brison

Ruth has taught drawing, painting and mixed media for more than 30 years, at many levels including Further, Higher and Adult Education, all over the country, including Manchester, Birmingham and London. She studied Fine Art at Liverpool and Birmingham Universities and has exhibited diversely, including the Royal Academy in London. As an artist and educator she has an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Drawing is pivotal. Mixed media has become a central focus over the years and her practice has developed towards the interface between Fine Art and Textiles where elements of painting, relief and experimental textiles meet. Coming from a background of accomplished artists and educators’ she has spent many years developing values in educational practice and enabling students to access their own creative potential.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: VH444

Please choose a course date 

Wed, eve, 14 Apr - 05 May '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £75.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

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