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Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street

Oxford

OX1 2PH

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Whether you're a practiced sketcher seeking new techniques, or a terrified newbie wanting gentle tuition, this workshop is perfect for you!

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Come and spend a day sketching with me in Oxford. We'll start off at the Ashmolean Museum, where I'll show you some of the methods I use for recording artefacts and interiors. Then we'll venture out to draw street scenes and architectural details. First I'll share tips and tricks for brisk winter sketching, then we'll hole up in a cosy café to finish off in comfort.

I will show you how to use a viewfinder to select and crop multiple compositions, and record them in grids across a sketchbook spread. This technique enables you to work on many frames at once; perfect for on-the-hoof sketching, when time is short, yet there's so much to see and record. The rhythm and momentum of the thumbnail method makes for a super-productive, immersive, time on site. Generating a stash of scenes, abstractions, sensory information, notes, colour pairings, lines and forms. All ready to be referred to later, when you may be wanting the inspiration of the place to be recalled, at different scales, in all its vibrancy.

In addition, I will show you a selection of my own sketchbooks, demonstrate some other quick site-recording techniques, such as getting started on a blank page. mark making, and automatic writing.

I am an artist and landscape architect, with many years’ experience of university teaching. I am also an avid sketcher, gathering visual information wherever I go.

You'll be provided with everything you need for a day of layered mixed media sketching, so it's fine if you're travelling light, or don't own anything other than a biro. I'll have vintage papers, soft pastels, bleed-proof gouache, micron pens and much more. I provide paper but not sketchbooks, so bring your own or buy one from me on the day.

Lunch (not included in the price) will be a sociable affair in a nearby vegan-friendly eatery the middle of the session, with time to chat and review progress.

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