Introduction to Sketch Booking

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Your sketchbooks are your place to explore, play and experiment.

Your sketchbooks are your place to explore, play and experiment.  Learn how to use sketchbooks to collect and develop ideas, experiment with compositions, media and techniques.  You will be guided and supported through demonstrations and instructions by an experienced tutor.

Students are advised to bring a packed lunch.  There will be a 30 minute break at approximately 1.00pm.

What I'll learn

  • The value of keeping a sketchbook.
  • Looking at other artists' sketchbooks.
  • Preparing pages with mixed media to create interesting background textures.
  • Drawing exercises: contour drawing; negative space drawing; 30 second sketches.
  • Experimenting with colour.
  • Adding notes.
  • Sketching to develop ideas for composition.
  • Ideas for adding new pages.
  • Ideas for rescuing pages you've ruined - without tearing them out!


How I'll learn

Formal instruction.  Individual tuition.  Practical demonstration.  Practical experience.


How I'll be assessed

There is no formal assessment.


Entry Requirements

Suitable for all abilities.


How to Apply

You can enrol for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Enrol' on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your enrolment form, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).