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 at Helen Hallows

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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