On this workshop, you will make your own printing blocks, to add narrative and colour to your sketchbooks! You will make stamps and print blocks based upon a mood-board of ideas. You will print onto various papers. You will end the course with ideas for building exciting multi-layered drawings and sketchbooks.

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What you will learn on this course: - How to make a moodboard - Turning ideas into marks - Simplifying motifs - Pattern making - Shape based drawing skills - Working on a theme - Layering techniques - Finding your creative flow - Adding pattern and joy to your sketchbook I've planned the content to give you a full weekend of creativity or you can spread it over a few evenings.

What you will need

Materials you will need for the class: - magazines or photos - pencils or pens to draw with - plain and coloured papers/book papers/repurposed papers - lino-cutting tool (or scalpel but the tool is easier to use) - ink pads (I use Tim Holtz distress inks) - 6-8 erasers - craft foam - card (like mountboard or similar)




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
  • Suitable for beginners
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This course is taught online