On 27 March PPA is offering a workshop with Ingrid Bowen entitled ‘Bushscape’ Rendering trees in watercolour and ink. Ingrid is a landscape artist with her recent practice concentrating on depicting Australian forest environments.
For those of us not confident in our drawing or sketching ability, or those wanting a little practice before enrolling in this workshop our member, Diana, has come across a couple of useful online courses you can undertake.
Both the featured courses are run by Liz Steel who describes herself as an obsessive sketcher and enjoys filling her sketchbooks with records of her travels, daily life and observations around her. Originally an architect by profession she is now a full-time artist, blogger and teacher. Her goal is to share her ideas to achieve loose and fast sketching and to help people find enjoyment in this way of working.
She describes her online course Sketchbook Design (in part) as follows:
Any sketchbook page can be made interesting by spending a little time designing a layout, adding notes and other elements. I want to share with you all my top tips, strategies, and techniques to creating beautiful pages – even if you are a beginner.
If you’re looking for something to help you get started and build some confidence when sketching then perhaps her Foundation course is more suitable.
This course will give participants the essential skills to start recording the world around them and provides a more structured way of visual thinking, bringing the ability to work faster.
Her website says the 12 week course has been designed to:
- build a solid foundation with all the essential skills you need to start sketching
- develop the most effective techniques for sketching out on location regardless of the subject matter
- help improve your ability to sketch faster and more spontaneously
Two great opportunities to take up your pencils, pens, inks and other materials and get started right away.
And don’t forget to reserve your place in our upcoming workshop in March with Ingrid Bowen.
Webmaster note: Many thanks to our member Diana Brandt for bringing these online courses to our attention.