1 DAY CITY SKETCHING WORKSHOP
with artist and tutor Sophia Burnell
Saturday 7th August
10am - 4pm
Meeting by the canon on Calton Hill
In this one day workshop students will work in sketchbooks on location in Edinburgh city centre. Starting on Calton Hill, with its iconic cityscape views, and progressing to Princes Street gardens after lunch.
Students will learn how to use diverse drawing and sketching techniques in order to render very varied types of objects, figures, architectural elements etc with just a sketchbook and a few easily transportable materials to hand.
To get the most out of this course it is preferable to have some previous drawing experience; most importantly though, students should enjoy the experience of drawing!
Sketchbook, no smaller than A5
Pencils (a range of hard-soft HB-4B)
Pencil sharpener, with chamber to collect shavings
Watercolours, watercolour palette
Some kitchen roll
Brushes and a jar of water, or a waterbrush with a refillable reservoir
Any other drawing materials that you like to work with! (Coloured pencils/pastels/pens)
Things that help when working outside:
Layers (it can get cold when sitting/standing still)
Bottle of water
About the tutor: Sophia Burnell is an artist specialising in landscapes and portraits. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and London Fine Art Studios, where she was trained in a traditional atelier style. Sophia paints en plein air to truly capture the scene before her. Being out in the elements is central to her work, Sophia aims to capture fleeting moments of beauty in nature.
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