As the lockdown continues and live workshops don’t look to be starting up again until May at the earliest, I now have two online workshops available to book.
In each one I am so glad to be working with fellow Edinburgh artists so you get two for the price of one!!
The image above is the North Bridge in Edinburgh using half of Julie Galante’s gorgeous mixed media painting and my sketch.
On Saturday 24th April mixed media artist Julie Galante and I will run a full day workshop featuring three live sessions which will guide you from simple line drawing to a finished mixed media piece. Also there is a materials kit you can order at the time of booking if you wish.
Then in May artist and teacher Cassandra Harrison will join me for three consecutive evening sessions where we will look at sketching and then using those drawings to create a collage piece.
Each session will be 75 minutes long starting at 7pm on the 4th, 11th and 18th May. Live workshops will return later in the year but in the mean time I am looking forward to these zoom session, connecting with artists online and creating new works together.
The latest Zoom workshop with Cassandra was all about looking for the shapes in buildings which can often help you sketch out a scene.
We used tracing paper and print outs from photographs I had taken in Leith. The idea was to highlight the shapes I see when looking at a scene and then use those shapes to draw your own version, block by block.
If was great fun and the 75minutes flew by, and we managed four quick drawings in that time. I love sketching with a fineliner brush as you can get both fine lines and thick brush strokes. I will add a link below to where you can get them.
Our next workshop is live on Zoom on Tuesday the 1st December, from 7pm and each ticket is £10 or £7.50 for concessions.
You can read more about what we will be doing, the materials you will need and how you can book a place by following the link below. I hope to see you there!
This week my new fortnightly zoom workshops with local artist Cassandra Harrison had live music provided by cellist Laura Sergeant.
Cassandra and I have been running zoom workshops for the past couple of months, picking a different medium or artist to have a look at each session and creating step by step ideas so people joining in can have a go and try some of the techniques Cassandra and I use regularly.
Each session runs for 75 minutes on Tuesday evenings from 7-8.15pm, and we have also been asking special guests to join us and share a little about what they are up to, what art they are inspired by and if they like they can join in the art making. Those joining us have included comediens, architects and professors and most recently a cellist who regularly plays in Edinburgh with the Scottish Opera, Laura Sergeant.
I met Laura a few years ago after sketching some of her performances around Edinburgh and so I thought it would be wonderful to have her join us while we sketched the Usher Hall, a venue she has played many times before.
We used charcoal and soft pencils to create the drawing below on Tuesday evening and it was wonderful to be played to by Laura, it made me miss the festival and all the many performances that had to be cancelled this year.
If you would like to know more about the Urban Sketching workshops follow the link below and I hope to see you one Tuesday evening.
So excited to be launching these fortnightly Zoom workshops with Edinburgh artist and teacher Cassandra Harrison.
With Covid-19 stopping all my outdoor events I have had to stop all walking workshops until later in the year. However to keep everyone being creative I have started running online workshops which you can join in on from the comfort of your own home.
Cassandra Harrison is a well known Edinburgh artist and teacher and together we will be capturing urban scenes using various mediums and techniques. The first one is on Tuesday 4th August 6-7.15pm where we will be looking at perspectives.
Follow the link to book this limited class for just £10 (£7.50 concessions). You will also find more details about our future sessions and a list of a few materials for you to get ready prior to Tuesday evening.
We will have QnA time for you to ask any questions about our work and also have some special guests dropping in on some of the sessions.
Please share and we look forward to seeing you there.