WORKSHOP: Urban Sketching - The Journey of Looking - 12th April

Sunday 12th of April 

1.30 pm for 2 -5pm

£60 pp

Join the international urban sketching instructor Ian Fennelly for a pen and watercolour workshop at the gallery. The 3 hour workshop will take you on a creative journey of really looking at the subject; in this case the city's famous Eastgate Clock.

The 3 hour workshop is divided into 5 stages - establishing the outline of the composition, developing tone and depth, introducing colour and energy and then adding those important details such as the small patterns and textures that make it so personal and rewarding.

Ian will demonstrate each stage in a relaxed and friendly manner and will offer as much support and help as necessary.

This workshop will teach you a process of looking which can be adapted to all of the work that you do afterwards. It develops knowledge and understanding of how cityscapes are composed through pen and watercolour.

Images to work from will be provided, but artists will need to supply their own drawing and painting materials - details of which are provided below.


Materials Needed:

  • Spiral Bound A3 Sketchbook 140lb HP or loose paper 

  • Tombow Brush Pens - black and a range of greys, particularly the lighter greys N15, N79, N89, N95

  • Fine liner pens -  from 0.1 - 0.8  - Pilot, Staedtler, Faber Castell, Derwent - any of these brands are fine

  • Watercolour paint set - Ian uses Winsor & Newton but any good brand will do

  • Watercolour brushes - variety of sizes from flats to small round heads

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