Join Roma Widger for a three day intensive workshop focusing on the practice of making and filling a sketchbook.
Sketchbooks offer a personal insight into the diversity of the creative process and provide inspiration and ideas. Sketchbooks are practical and can be carried in a pocket or bag, to make the most of the small moments in busy lives. They are also a tool for experimenting with new media and developing ideas for larger projects and can provide a wonderful entry point for occasional and returning artists alike. Fee includes materials for you to create 2 sketchbooks. Please check the course information sheet for materials you will need to supply.
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What to expect
A three day intensive workshop focusing on the practice of making and filling a sketchbook.
Filled to the brim, sketchbooks are a joy to explore demonstrating the dedication and the pursuit of ideas; and for many artists, amongst their most valued possessions. They are working documents, portable volumes of ideas and collected inspirations; permanent records of time and place, atmosphere and experience, also critical tools for every creative professional
- What a sketchbook is and why keeping one is an investment, a working tool, and a journal.
- Looking at different types of sketchbook.
- Making two types of sketchbook, to suit your work.
- Techniques and materials.
- Practical use of your sketchbook. (Timed exercises to get the most from this media).
- Looking at other artists sketchbooks.
- Techniques to keep your sketchbook fresh and interesting.
- Working your sketchbook into your life.
- Using a sketchbook as a drawing book.
- Developing a project with your sketchbook.
- Evaluation and taking your work forwards.
Course Dates 2019 – 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 3pm Roma Widger
- 3 sessions 10, 11, 13 August £100/ £64 K29D
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2020 -21 from Summer 2020
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Tutor – Roma Widger
Subjects: Painting – Watercolour and Acrylic
I am a qualified and experienced tutor and lecturer and have taught adults in various locations in Bristol over many years.
I teach Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Stoke Lodge and occasionally other art subjects like Calligraphy.
I really enjoy supporting all kinds of learners to reach their potential and my goal is to encourage everyone to view the world as an artist.
I enjoy organising exhibitions and events that ensure art really is accessible to everyone.
Although I work on a variety of my own arts projects, my students are hugely important to me and working with complete beginners and experienced artists is definitely my vocation.
You can find more about me, my work and my art holidays at www.romawidger.com
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