Sketchbook Workshop
Dates: Saturday 7 + 14 August
Time: 10:00-17:00
Venue:  Open Door Berkhamsted (see below for venue info)
No of sessions: 1
No. of students:
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella

 Course fees:
Standard fee: £78

Enjoy two full days exploring how to use a sketchbook both in the studio and whilst out and about – from preliminary sketches to completed works, research, experiments and much more…

Discover the benefits of keeping a sketchbook as part of your art practice, working with drawing, painting, collage and mixed-media techniques to record, develop and reflect on your ideas and imagery.

This two day workshop combines presentations, practical exercises and 1-2-1 tuition – we will discuss how artists use sketchbooks before starting our own with a series of drawing exercises,

The workshop will take place in our studio space and outdoors as we explore and respond to our local neighbourhood as another starting point. You will also have the opportunity to develop these initial pieces further in our sketchbooks or on a larger scale. 

Or use the workshop to reflect on your current practice and the themes and ideas you enjoy working with and see how your sketchbook can help you push your creativity further or become an art piece in itself…

Venue Our venue is Open Door Berkhamsted, 360-364 High St, Berkhamsted HP4 1HU. 

Open Door Berkhamsted is approximately 12 minutes walk away from Berkhamsted station. Cross Oak Road Bus Stop is 2 minutes away and is served by the routes 500 and 501 as well as local services. Limited on-street parking is available with the nearest public car park just a short walk away in St John’s Well Lane, Berkhamsted, HP4 1HA.

Course level: intermediate / advanced – some drawing, painting and other art-making skills useful. If you’re a beginner, please look at our Learn to draw course.

Course materials:  You will need a sketchbook (A4 or A3 of good quality cartridge paper or watercolour paper) and drawing materials. You will also need to bring any painting / mixed media materials you’d like to use –  a materials list will be sent to you once you’ve booked your place.

Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella has been teaching art since 2011. A qualified art tutor and professional artist, his award-winning work has been shown in a number of exhibitions both in the UK and abroad. His work can be found in collections across the UK, the Netherlands,  Malta, North America, Australia, and Canada. Find out more

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