2021 Festival

6 - 7 March, 2021

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1 - 5 March, 2021

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Urban sketching (morning)

Sun, 7 Mar 2021
9.30am - 12.30pm
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What is urban sketching?

The urban sketching community has skyrocketed in popularity in the past 10 years with sketch crawls happening all over the world. Even if you’re not the most skilled artist, urban sketching is definitely a great way to improve your drawing skills.

This informal, relaxed session is designed to introduce you to the delights of sketching in a group, with all of the benefits that this brings: support, help, feedback, and inspiration. The session will be led by artist John Harrison, who has a good few years’ experience of sketching, and is aimed at starting you off on the path to developing your sketching habit.

John will start with a brief overview of what to expect, covering topics such as how, where, what to draw, then you’ll head off in a group to hunt down suitable sketch locations before setting down to get stuck in. John will move around the group during this, to encourage and guide your work, and then the last 45 minutes or so will be devoted to a communal feedback session back at base.

What you need to bring with you:

  • A sketchbook of some sort
  • drawing tools - pencils or pens
  • weather suitable clothing.
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