3 DAY TRAVEL SKETCHBOOK WORKSHOP
with artist Cécile Simonis
Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th July
10am – 4pm
Around Edinburgh (meeting at 13a Great King Street)
During this course, students will learn how to keep and use a travel sketchbook.
We will learn how to use very diverse drawing and sketching techniques in order to build the confidence to take a sketchbook, put a couple of pens in their pocket and go and draw pretty much anything!
Students will have the chance to draw in very varied locations, indoors and outdoors, and discover lesser known parts of the Edinburgh area as well as drawing inside some of the most popular wonders of the city.
We will look at very varied types of objects, figures, architectural elements etc and learn how to sketch them in order to keep a memory of them, understand them better or just build a nice image to look at.
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 and be ready to experiment and have fun!
a sketchbook, rectangular or square, of a size around A4 (no smaller than A5)
a few sheets of mid tone grey or brown paper
a small watercolour box (student quality is fine! Like Cotman)
a water brush (it is a brush that has a refillable water reservoir), it is made by pentel, caran d'ache and others.
a couple of waterproof fine liners of different thicknesses (zig millenium, faber Castell, Rotring, staedtler,.. any make you like) 0.3 and 0.8, or 0.1 and 0.5, or SF and M..
a black or brown brush pen (the Pentel ones with the 2 cartridges are the best, but the Tombow are fine and cheaper for beginners)
a 4 colours biro
a black pencil and a white soft pencil. Ideally Derwent drawing pencil (they have a brown body)
a small set of oil pastels is optional (only if you fancy trying it!)