Exploring sketchbooks 15th – 17th September 2021

A sketchbook can be both inspiring and beautiful, whether it is a private place for experimentation or a finished works of art, they are a useful tool in the creative journey. Sketchbooks provide a place to gather visual research, process thoughts and ideas, and to explore new materials and techniques. But getting started is not always easy. From finding inspiration to overcoming your fear of the blank page, this 3 day workshop will help you explore the creative potential of developing sketchbooks.

We will begin by looking at different sketchbook formats before going on to experiment with a series of projects to help you build a visual recourse to inspire your work.

During the course we will consider

  • Sketchbook formats
  • Experimental drawing and mark-making
  • Manipulating images
  • Layering, mixed media and collage
  • Sketch book manipulation and presentation.

Students will work individually at their own pace and will be supported with class demonstrations and group discussions. By the end of the workshop, you will have the confidence to work independently to develop your personal sketchbooks.

Level: Beginners and developing artist. The course is designed for beginners – with little or no experience but is also suitable for students developing and building on existing skills. The workshop is structured to provide individual tuition in small groups.

About your tutor

Fiona Hutchison graduated from the tapestry department, Edinburgh College of Art in 1985. She exhibits regularly in the UK, Europe and internationally. As well as teaching many independent workshops and mentoring emerging artists she also teaches tapestry weaving and stitched textiles for department of Short Courses at Edinburgh University.

Workshops run from 10am – 4pm. £350. Some materials will be provided.

To book contact me at e. fiona@fionahutchison.co.uk or mob. 07877457332
All workshops are held in my studio at WASPS, Studio 114, Patriothall, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AY