Through a series of drawing and collage exercises you can begin to create your own dynamic sketchbook pages and designs. It is not about accurate drawing but about looking for shapes and marks so you can find your creative flow and create pages that you can then develop in whatever art project you choose. Drawing is a process of research not a process of perfection.

What's included in the price?

*This course includes footage from 'Fearless Drawing' and builds upon what you learned there. If you have already completed 'Fearless Drawing', there is a discount code for this course - contact me via the link at the foot of this page to receive the code.* If you want to draw looser and bolder, then this course is for you! If you enjoy sketchbook play, then this course is for you! If you gather and collect but are not sure how to move your ideas into drawings and marks, this course is for you! My sketchbooks are a meeting place for texture, mark, drawings and pattern, usually inspired by nature. I love to build the pages with these different elements. In this online class I will show you how I draw from a flat-lay/still -life studio set up. It's a satisfying way to start to process ideas and inspiration, to gain confidence drawing. If you've lost your creative rhythm, I will guide you through ideas to quieten the voices and move you into creative flow. You will end the course with a sketchbook of bold drawings, ideas to introduce colour and collage and techniques that you can use again and again to create exciting mixed-media sketchbooks.

What you will need

For this workshop you are going to need: - Emulsion paints (interior wall paint tester pots) - or use chalk paint - A sketchbook (A4ish) - Loose sheets of paper - brown paper/drawing paper/coloured paper/old envelopes/book pages - Some basic drawing equipment - pencils, fineliner, posca pen, biro, coloured pen - Paper scissors - Strong glue - Inks, acrylics or paints - Small objects to draw




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
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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This course is taught online