Start a soulful sketchbook with Helen Hallows



Sometimes my sketchbooks look outwards and capture the world around me. Sometimes they look inwards and I call these my 'soulscapes'. They are usually inspired by nature but in a way that connects to the symbolism of what is around us, birds, journeying and ideas of connection through tapping in to nature's beat - I use moon, stars, sun, trees to express ideas and affirmations. I combine words and pictures and often work with a naive, playful style.

What's included in the price?

In this short online course, I take you through the steps I use to work intuitively and create a mixed-media soulful sketchbook with paint, pen, and collage. Find hope and joy in your creative practice and create with your authentic voice. This course is for you: if you like to work intuitively - following an idea from your imagination if you like colour and its connection to expressing mood if you like to combine words and images if you want to start a sketchbook that is expressive, narrative and colourful You will end the course with a set of cards that you can swap with other creatives or use to build your own oracle (affirmation) card deck.

What you will need

You will need: Access via a PC or laptop to my website where you can access the password protected pages Broadband wifi with sufficient speed to watch video content Materials you will need for the class: A5/A4 sketchbook Different drawing media - I suggest a pencil, biro, fine felt-tip pen, posca paint pen (ow whatever you have) Acrylic paints or inks Magazines you can cut up for imagery Papers you can cut up for collage - old book pages, old envelopes, bits of wallpaper, painted sheets of paper etc A computer printer (optional) Scissors and glue (I use uhu)




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
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This course is taught online