Sketchbook Practice Workshop

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Sketchbook Practice Workshop

with G Caruso

Whatever your goal is – developing a specific project, improving drawing skills, or learning new techniques – a consistent sketchbook practice is the best place to work on it. For countless artists before us and now, the sketchbook has always been the place to collect and analyze ideas, practice specific drawing skills and experiment in small format with techniques and solutions that would later be developed into larger works.

Through live demonstrations, exercises, and hands on practice you will learn foundation skills for drawing as well as special sketchbook techniques.

Sketchbook Practice Workshop will consist of a series of modules, each focused on a different subject or technique. The teaching will develop organically with each module over the course of the year, but if you start mid-year you will be guided into the overall process. Individual tutoring and specific exercises will respond on the goals, struggles and needs of each student. 

This workshop is open to complete beginners and you are welcome to join at the start of any module, or leave and come back.


Mixed Media: January – February 17
Portrait: February 24 – March 30
Urban Landscape: ~April – May
Figure Drawing: ~June – July
Gouache: ~August – September
Inks: ~October – November

Sketchbook Practice: Mixed Media
In this first module we’ll learn how to organize and prepare a sketchbook for mixed media, what kind of paper to choose for different techniques and we’ll do shadow rendering exercises with different water soluble mediums and on tonal paper.

Read more on the blog: Sketchbook Creative Journey

January 6 – February 17, 2020

Jan 6, 13, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 (skips January 20!!)

6 x on Monday from 6-9 pm
1 x Field-Trip 12-2pm, Feb 1

Cost: 195€* (includes some supplies)
*includes 19% VAT

8 seats available