Exploring Organic Forms Through Drawing

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Spend time drawing outside this spring, studying nature’s many forms and patterns. In Week 1, we’ll sketch the beautiful spring displays at Jubilee Flower Park, Lerwick, studying interesting lines and shapes. Before we head outside to draw, the afternoon will begin in Islesburgh with an introduction to some basic drawing techniques which will allow you to ‘draw what you see’, illustrated with interesting examples from artists.

In Week 2, we’ll work further with our sketches, experimenting with composition, abstraction and collage to make images which explore both the orderly and dynamic in nature.

​​​​​​​Suitable for all levels of drawing ability. Please bring pencils and/or pens, sketchbook, putty eraser and sharpener, and any other portable materials that you like to use, and also a camera if you wish to take photographs in preparation for Week 2. You are also welcome to bring other materials you may like working with such as charcoal, ink, pastels or chalks.

In week 2 we’ll be experimenting with collage, so bring along watercolours, brushes, glue and scrap paper if you have any, though a small selection will be available at the session.

Please also dress appropriately for the weather, taking extra layers should the day turn cold, and sun protection. Also bring a drink and any snacks if you wish for the break, and something comfortable to sit on for working outdoors.

Tutor: Aimee Labourne
Venue: Islesburgh Community Centre
Duration / Dates: Saturdays for 2 weeks starting 14 May 2022
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Cost: £27.80 / £14.90c
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