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 Emilie, who will guide you through the how of get started sketching, even for those who have never picked up a pen! After a couple of quick warm up exercises, Emilie will guide you through a sketch of your choice, sharing advice on mark-making, perspective, shading and tone. We’ll focus on observation drawing and enjoying the process of seeing the sketch come to life.
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, markers, charcoal etc (whatever you have on hand to draw with)
Who will be teaching?
Emilie is a Melbourne based artist and maker, currently finishing her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts. She moved from France in 2014 and has been developing her art practice since, working with a range of media, from video to printmaking, 3D printing and a variety of paint mediums. Emilie is also a comic book artist and her illustrations have been published by the Lifted Brow. She self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in Melbourne.