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Sketch & Draw Outside: Introduction to Plein Air (1-day)

Art Classes & Workshops

9 August: 10 am-4pm

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Open to all adults – no experienced required.

The morning session will be spent along the banks of the River Thames, by Teddinton Lock – sketching and drawing. We will explore composition and how to create quick sketches. There will be plenty of time to learn to draw from observation, but you can always take a few photographs as well for reference too. There are plenty of things to sketch, the boats, the lock, and the architecture of the local riverside communities. It is a perfect place to be creative.

The afternoon session after lunch, we will then translate these sketches into final pieces in the studio. You can chose any medium you wish to work in.

You will leave with sketches, final pieces and ideas to continue your creativity at home.

Core Skills
– Quick sketching, warm up exercise for hand eye coordination
– Composition – using a simple view finder
– Sketching – Plein-Air
– How to create a final compostion
– Use of colours, including primary, secondary and tertiary
– Create a final outcome

Material / Equipment
Bring with you a portable sized sketchbook, any drawing materials you wish to use.
Dress practically including comfortable footwear, bearing in mind we will walk along to the footbridge at Teddington Lock and across to the other side of the River Thames to draw and sketch. The paths may be uneven and there are stairs on the bridge.
Please ensure you bring wet weather clothes as it maybe wet, if heavy rain we will return early to the Landmark Arts Centre where we can draw and sketch the architecture of this amazing building and continue our day. The day will go ahead even if it is raining the session will take place.
Bring a packed lunch.

Art Material
– Graphite Pencils – 2B, 4B, 6B.
– Fine liner pens- Watercolours or acrylics
– paint brushes
– Larger Drawing Pad or Sheets of Paper to create your work in the studio.
– Scissors and glue if you wish to incorporate collage in your creative practice.
– Any other drawing materials you may wish to use.
(You can leave materials at the Landmark when we go outside).

Louise Anderson

The programme is designed for people of all ability and experience. Age limits are at the discretion of the Landmark Arts Centre. Landmark Arts Centre reserves the right to make alterations to our published event programme where reasonably necessary. NO REFUNDS GIVEN FOR TUTOR or ACT SUBSTITUTION.

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9 August: 10 am-4pm

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