Sketchbooks Self Directed Online Workshop
Another stay-at-home session perfect for anyone wanting to put together an inspiring sketchbook in the comfort of the their own home. This workshop consists of a series of videos and downloadable PDFs which will guide you through the development of an exciting and stimulating sketchbook. The workshop has been developed by textile artist Dionne Swift who will be on hand to support you in an online Private Facebook group along with a group of your fellow students. You will be able to use this private and supportive space to share images of your work.
So that you truly engage in the workshop environment it is suggested that you set aside some time for yourself to create – after all if this were the studio version you would spend a complete day engrossed in creativity – give yourself that time!
Explore a series of easy and exciting practical exercises which you can add to any design project – they’ll help you develop imagery and are key elements to any sketchbook.
Materials and equipment needed for this workshop:
The rest of the elements can vary from this list – you don’t need to stick to it too religiously, there is a bit of flexibility here but the more you have available the better
Mark making tools: pens, pencils, graphite sticks, charcoal, chalks, oil pastels, oil bars, marker pen, tipped pen [or emulsion paint & a small brush could work]
Brushes, sponges or stamps
Paints, dyes, brusho inks or drawing inks – something of that kind.
A collection of found papers, possibly a few hand made papers of varying weights, an envelop or two, cartridge paper, possibly a bit of plastic or tissue.
Cutting mat [always go for the largest you can muster – these A1 mats are a great price], craft knife, scissors
Refillable Marker pens – What a fabulous invention!! I fill them with dye &/or inks. The 6cm nib is amazing but you can get smaller sizes too
You don’t need to go crazy buying new stuff – you can use what you’ve already got, with a few extras to enliven your stash! Get it all together and you’re ready for the start of the workshop – see you soon, Dionne x
In a nutshell
What is it?
This is a Self Directed ONLINE Sketchbook workshop which consists of a series of videos, PDFs and blogs which will guide you through the silk screen printing process.
How long will it take?
Take as long as you need to complete the course. You are grated unlimited access to the online course materials.
What you need to know
You will need some materials and equipment which are listed in the experience description.
How much will it cost?
The online course costs £40.
Once you have paid you will be sent and email with all the links and passwords you need to access the workshop information.
"Thank you Dionne for another spectacular course. I don’t think I have ever enjoyed on-line classes as much as yours, for content, for inspiration, for your considered, considerable and considerate on-line presence and for the way we have all made such great connections. It’s been great feeling a part of such a wonderful community."
"I’d never done an online workshop before and wasn’t sure what to expect, but a friend had recommended it and I needed a bit of a kick up the proverbial to get my creative mojo working again. In fact I found the online aspect really helpful – you can work at your own pace to fit in with other commitments and surrounded by your own materials, sources and inspiration. The Facebook group gives you interaction if you want it, and also provides helpful individual feedback from Dionne plus the motivation to try and keep pace with coursemates so you can share work at the relevant time. Having a bit of breathing space between tasks also helps as you can mull things over as you go about your day, and see inspiration everywhere which you can bring back into the sketchbook. I found Dionne’s approach really helpful, with the videos clear and to the point with helpful examples. The course was as inspirational as I had hoped it would be – encouraging you at all times to play, explore and follow your instincts, but within a really nicely structured framework which helped you to gradually develop your ideas. I’ll be using the techniques for years to come, I’m sure." Liz