AN AFTERNOON OF SKETCH-BOOKING Saturday 09/03/2024
COURSE DETAILS AND AIMS:
Spend an afternoon experimenting in your sketchbook. Learn to really
see the world around you and enjoy the process of finding ways to
interpret it. Play with pencils, ink, collage and paint. Learn about tone
and mark making. Take your time and look at the world differently.
SKILLS OR QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:
This course is designed to inspire creativity and is suitable for beginners
and those with more experience.
MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS:
Please bring a sketchbook and a selection of your favourite materials. I
like to use pencils, eraser, sharpener, pastels, gouache or watercolour,
ink, old newspapers or magazines, glue, ruler, compass, craft knife any
scraps of old wrapping paper, letters, tickets etc.
ADDITIONAL COURSE COSTS (IF APPLICABLE):
Cost of a sketchbook and any materials you wish to bring.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR: CLARE BASEL
Cläre is a mixed media artist passionate about materials and how they
interact. She creates evocative, intuitive paintings inspired by
travelling and storytelling. Her interest in colour and pattern stem from
a fascination with the effects of weathering and decay and the cycle of
regeneration. She works with oil paint, cold wax, acrylics &
watercolour. Her work has been showcased at the Islington
Contemporary Art Fair, The Stroud House Contemporary Gallery and
has been bought by private collectors.
She has been working as a tutor and mentor for ten years and her
special interest is helping empowering learners to find their visual
language and build a confident approach to art making.
During lockdown she has been exploring the potential of mixing fluid
acrylic layers with collage papers and found that these are extremely
versatile materials for both abstract and representational work.
She studied Stage Design at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Fine Art
at Central St Martins and Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge
School of Art. Her continued interest in CPD led her take the Creative
Visionary Programme with Nicholas Wilton in 2020.