What’s it all about?
We’ve all heard of urban sketching, a lovely art form creating quick rough sketches while on location, walking around the city or parks. It’s more about the essence of the moment and the fun process than a polished end result. Normally these sketches fill notebooks along with comments and thoughts about the places visited and can become a beautiful memory log of our trips. But what to do when you can’t go outside? Let’s all try window sketching!
Urban sketching series: Each artist has their own unique style, approach and set of skills, so we will be mixing it up with a different featured artist over the weeks so you can to continue to explore the world of urban sketching with a fresh perspective each time.
This class features artist Amandine, an avid sketcher who will share with you her journey and approach to this expressive art form, how to get started sketching even for those who have never picked up a pen. Providing lots of tips and tricks to make your sketches come to life and ideas to keep the practice going. Sketching is also very useful to transfer thoughts and emotions into paper and explain concepts visually.
What will we cover?
- Introduction to sketch art and basics of drawing
- Tips and tricks for quick sketching
- Inspiration ideas for daily sketching from your window
- We’ll all get started on a few sketches to get us going.
What will you need?
- Notebook or just paper if you prefer
- Pens or pencils, charcoal etc
Who will be teaching?
At age four, Amandine Thomas announced to a bewildered family that she would become a children’s book illustrator, and grew up writing short stories that she illustrated and compiled in crooked, clumsily stapled booklets.
Fast forward to present-day, and not much has changed: now an award-winning illustrator, she writes and illustrates children’s books, and contributes to various publications from one side of the globe to the other.