Join artist and writer Julie Galante for this creative exploration of the season. Combining visual art, writing, and crafting, this workshop will get you trying new things in a small, welcoming group all month long. Each week we’ll cover specific creative techniques and apply them to our investigations of the world around us. We’ll fill our sketchbooks up with writing and images prompted by a series of creative assignments which will have us out exploring the natural and built environment (although many of them can also be completed from the comfort of home). Each participant will be encouraged to deepen their explorations in whatever direction interests them most - be it a series of written reflections, sketches, collages, photographs, mixed-media pieces, or a unique, personal combination of all these. This small-group workshop includes four live sessions (via Zoom) with Julie, and video tutorials and other ‘homework assignments’ for participants to complete in between live sessions. There will be an optional Facebook group for participants to stay connected and share their creations with each other. Julie will be journalling in her home city of Edinburgh, and you are welcome to join in from any place in the world. The group will be kept small to ensure plenty of opportunities for interaction.

What's included in the price?

FOUR LIVE SESSIONS via Zoom (UK time): 11 Oct, 6-8pm 18 Oct, 6-8pm 25 Oct, 6-8pm 1 Nov, 6-8pm Plus additional materials ('homework assignments') in between sessions, and an optional Facebook group for sharing work and keeping in touch between live sessions.

What you will need

RECOMMENDED MATERIALS If you already have some art supplies on hand, use those! Below is a recommended list of things you may like to use, but don’t feel like you need to go out and buy everything on the list. -Sketchbook(s), either store-bought or handmade, preferably with watercolour or mixed-media paper. Any size you’d like - I find an A5 one is good for carrying around, and an A4 or larger one is nice for home/studio work. -Several large (around A2) sheets of heavyweight drawing paper, watercolour paper, or mixed-media paper such as this DALER ROWNEY Smooth Heavyweight Cartridge Pad Note to US participants: similar US paper sizes are fine! The closest to A2 is size C (17x22in). -Several sheets of newsprint or another thin paper (printer paper will do) -Magazines, newspapers, and other papers that can be used for collage -A small set of watercolours or another wet medium such as gouache, drawing ink, or acrylic ink. -Waterproof ink (such as acrylic ink) in sepia or an autumn colour of your choice. -Spray bottle -A couple tubes of acrylic paint, including white. (If you are brand new to acrylics, a starter set such as this one is a good value.) -Oil pastels or wax crayons -Drawing materials of your choice, such as coloured pencils or pastels -Pens and/or pencils for writing and sketching -Paint pens (Posca or similar) -Scissors and/or craft knife -Glue stick OPTIONAL MATERIALS -A printer (or a local shop where you could have a few items printed out) -Acrylic matte medium or Mod Podge -A brayer or small paint roller -Several sheets of tracing paper -Any additional art supplies you happen to have on hand that you’d like to incorporate


4 weeks (6:00pm to 8:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts




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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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