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Sketchbooks for beginners with Kate Boucher

June 9th 2021 - June 11th 2021


There are many different ways of keeping a sketchbook and this course will help you find yours. Discover why and how you can use a sketchbook to both develop ideas towards finished works, and creatively record those little sparks of inspiration. You will learn how to develop ideas from a variety of starting points using drawing, painting, collage and found objects. You will also learn how to use different materials, gathering and selecting those that inspire you most. The tutor encourages you to embrace the accidental, find joy in experimentation and build confidence in expressing your ideas.

On the first evening you will begin with some exercises using the images, photographs and papers you bring. Then across the two days, you will be guided to develop your own ideas, taking inspiration from your imagery, examples of the tutor’s and other artists’ sketchbooks, and demonstrations.

By the end of the course, you will have learned to embrace the accidental, found joy in experimentation and have a developing confidence in your ability to express your ideas within a sketchbook.


June 9th 2021
June 11th 2021
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West Dean College of Arts & Conservation
West Dean
Chichester, Sussex PO18 0QZ
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