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 urban 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 coming weeks so you can continue to explore the world of urban sketching with a fresh perspective each time.
This class features artist Kiki and will introduce you to sketching with your eyes and heart! We will begin with a drawing exercise for inspiration and relaxation, before launching into unpacking the details of sketching what we can see. Our drawings will not only capture our environment, but the mood and overall atmosphere of what is in front of us.
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?
Kiki is an aspiring cartoonist who grew up reading, writing and sketching in her bedroom. She studied creative writing/film and is working to produce her first graphic novel. Kiki is passionate about the art of storytelling through sequential art.