Tree Sketchbook - A Walk in the Woods - landscape sketchbook project with Helen Hallows



The trees tell the stories of the seasons so well. They keep pace with nature's beat and remind us to do the same. They know when to be still, when to let go, when to awaken and grow. On this course, create a mixed-media, folding sketchbook that takes you on a journey through the woods and captures the trees with paper, collage and cloth.

What's included in the price?

Through video tutorials you will see my process for creating a multi-layered, mixed-media sketchbook, a tactile evocation of the woods with drawings and narratives that can be explored and developed. I will encourage you to get into nature to feel the landscape and develop your own response to the woods. What you will learn on this course: Confidence to go outside to draw and capture your surroundings (using photography as well) Making a mixed-media sketchbook Working intuitively to capture the essence of nature Working in sequence to enhance your creative flow Drawing, collaging and painting to create layers and bring your sketchbook to life Adding narrative with words and symbolic imagery

What you will need

You will need: Access via a PC or laptop to my website where you can access the password protected pages Broadband wifi with sufficient speed to watch video content Materials you will need for the workshop: A4/A3 sheets of coloured/white/brown paper or brown paper packaging Different drawing media - I suggest a pencil, biro, fine felt-tip pen, Posca paint pen (or use what you have) Papers you can cut up for collage - old book pages, old envelopes, bits of wallpaper, painted sheets of paper etc Fabric scraps (optional) A computer printer (optional) Scissors and glue (I use uhu) It helps to have a tree (s) to visit that you can draw from - this could be in your garden, local park or woods.




Helen Hallows

with Craft Courses since 2016

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Hello! I am Helen. Over the time of my creative work I realised I take great enjoyment from processing ideas in sketchbooks, gathering and using sketchbooks as starting points for future projects. I can help you get past the fear of the white page. I can help you fall in love with creative process. I can help you stop being obsessed with the end point of art and find a step by step way to creative flow. Each workshop covers a part of what I do - making sketchbooks, drawing with confidence, printing pattern - all inspired by the wonders of nature. I want you to come away from a class feeling empowered and excited about the potential of your creativity.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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This course is taught online