Sketchbook Travel Adventures

Sketchbook Travel Adventures is a platform for documenting and revisiting a journey you have taken or plan to take. You will creatively map out an adventure using your journey, imagination, dreams and perhaps nostalgia. You will learn how to use a sketchbook effectively when travelling. There will be examples of sketchbooks and demonstrations in how to collect, combine and use collage, drawing and paint media effectively.

You will also build up a portable collection of tools you can take with you wherever you go. Your visual journey need not be taken anywhere exotic. Something as simple as a local walk can be expanded upon and developed into something rich and interesting. You may already have a collection of travel notes, drawings or photographs you wish to document or you may like to prepare ground for an adventure in the future.

Course outline:

Week 1 A sense of Place, Drawing Media, Peripheral sketching, Inside, Outside
Week 2 Visual Journey Mapping, Sketchbook examples, pencils, glue, scissors, collected material, mess and Collage – spider diagram – mapping & luggage tags
Week 3 Preparing Ground, Mixed media, mark making and using watercolours, Tone & Texture
Week 4 Parting Shots, Extending & Integrating ideas in postcard sized variations on a theme

What to bring:

  • A hard-back sketchbook (size: A5 or A4 maximum)
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A set of watercolours and a brush.

Art Supplies Discount:

As an added bonus for learning Art with SGSCC, all enrolled students are entitled to a generous 10% discount off the purchase of art supplies when they shop instore at Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Taren Point!
View Eckersley's Website for product ideas.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.