Making your Mark | A Joyful Approach to Drawing
with Cläre Basel
Thursday 19th August 2021 | 10.00-16.30 | £70
Drawing represents our thoughts; we express our ideas and emotions through the marks we make. We each have a unique way of seeing the world and our drawing, much like our handwriting demonstrates our individuality. This workshop will allow you to play with different materials to discover what you enjoy and how you prefer to make marks. These unique ways of mark making can be used to create representational or abstract drawings.
We will explore drawing to music and drawing in response to textures. Through these experiences you will enrich your mark making vocabulary which will in turn empower your drawing practice. We will consider what influences our drawing style, our likes and dislikes and why it is important to pay attention to these when developing any creative endeavour. You will have a chance to work with a wide range of materials and tools to broaden your understanding or mark making. We will compare the qualities of speed drawing versus slower more considered drawings and see how these can focus your ideas and improve your intuitive and observational skills. You will be encouraged to explore different formats and scales for our exercises as these all impact on the drawing experience.
This course is suitable for beginners and those who want to extend their art practice.
All equipment and materials will be provided including tea, coffee and biscuits.
Read all about our tutor Cläre Basel on the Cambridge Art Makers’ course tutors page.
Please note that this course, our kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at [email protected]
Please note that we have strict guidelines in response to the covid-19 pandemic as outlined on our covid-19 guidelines page. You will have to agree to following these when you sign up to the course.