8" x 10", pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
I've updated my website www.pastelsandpencils.com to include files (in Word) of the class on Sketching which I taught online in May 2006. I now have a page on the website called "Advice on Sketching" where you can find
- an article on Starting to Sketch with coloured pencils
- Sketching for Real - an online class with three assignments
No licence is granted for commercial use:
- you may NOT use the material in the files in any workshop which charges a fee
- you may NOT use the material in the files to generate an income
- you may NOT reproduce the material online without my written consent (see 'About the Artist' for contact details)
Sketching Workshops - for real!
I've been invited in the past to deliver 'face to face' workshops in the USA. So my plan for this year includes investigating options for using my teaching credentials to deliver workshops on sketching in the UK and overseas. I'm currently thinking about the development of a 'face to face' workshop based on Sketching for Real which will focus on developing skills and confidence in sketching and how to work towards sketching 'on location' and in public. The other thing I'm developing is a brief for groups interested in inviting me to visit them!
So now for the market research bit:
- Do you think there is a demand for workshops on sketching?
- What, in your experience, are the main things that people find difficult when it come to sketching?
- For people wanting to learn more about sketching what are the things you most want to learn about and/or develop your skills/confidence in?
- From your perspective what's the ideal length of a workshop on sketching? How about a weekend, five days or a fortnight?
- when answering please indicate whether
- you've ever taken a workshop before
- and/or ever been taught to sketch (and if so, how)
- and/or whether or not you'd like to or not.
[Note: I'd just like to finish by saying that at the top is a sketch I did at the end of last month - which was the hottest April on record. Today we are nearing the end of a month which has been one of the gloomiest, windy, rainy Mays that I can ever remember!]