Draw - Mixed Media Sketchbooks



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


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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


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