Capturing Life in a Sketchbook with Mike Riches, Old Bank Studios
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About the Course
One day sketching and drawing workshop in Harwich.
Mike Riches is a passionate sketcher and each of his many sketchbooks is simultaneously a work of art, a journal and future source of reference material. Join Mike as we venture outside to capture some of wealth of subjects and scenes to be found in Harwich. The day will begin with a brief talk about the virtues of sketching, materials and methods, whilst taking the opportunity to view some of Mikes work. There will then be a couple of quick exercises in the studio to get warmed up, before heading outside to our first location.
Working quickly in pen (no pencils or erasers) – maybe adding colour if you want to – the aim of the day is to have fun, not worry about mistakes and to make as many drawings as you want to; as Mike says “it’s only a piece of paper….”
Note: Working outside is weather dependent. In the event of persistent rain the workshop will carry on in the studio with the help of projected images.
Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located in the heart of Old Harwich, we are just a few yards from the Electric Palace Cinema.
Harwich Town Railway Station is less than a five minute walk away, with hourly trains to Manningtree, where there are mainline connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, London, Ipswich and Norwich. If you are coming by car, there is normally plenty of on road parking, otherwise there is a public car park a one minute walk away. It is always possible to drop off right at our front doors.
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What's included in the price?
This full day workshop includes a homemade cooked lunch, refreshments and a cream tea.
What you will need to bring
A good quality A4 hardback sketch book with heavy weight cartridge or watercolour paper.
Waterproof drawing pens, sizes 03, 05, and 08.
Small watercolour box, 12 pans would be fine or any means of adding watercolour outside.
Watercolour brushes and water container.
Bulldog clip, rubber band to secure pages.
Light weight Folding Chair (Optional).
Check weather and bring suitable clothing and sun block – you never know!
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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