50 Rutland Street
Leicester LE1 1RD
Time: 12.30 to 4.00pm
Tutor: Emma Fitzpatrick
The workshop aim is to help you develop your understanding and skill in creating your compositions. Emma will examine some fundamental principals, create thumbnail sketches, look at the use of viewfinders, choosing scale, consider edges and touch on how movement and values play their part. The aim is that you develop methods to help you focus and create work that interests you.
The workshop consists of short indoor exercises in the Snug (separate room within The Exchange on the ground floor) followed by short outdoor sketching exercises of buildings around the area but these will be done indoors if weather is bad.
Maximum 8 participants.
This 'Composition' workshop is suitable for beginners and also the more advanced who would like to brush up or develop their skills. Emma also offers the option of a 'Line and Movement' workshop on Saturday 28 September.
What to bring: a few different kinds of drawing materials e.g pencil, pen, ink, charcoal or watercolour and brush, pencils, coffee mixers, rubber, pastels or whatever you normally use. Don't buy anything specially for this. A sketchpad (A4 or A3 cartridge) and some watercolour paper if you have it (can buy some from me on the day). Don't bring too much gear as we want to move about outside easily so just a small sample of drawing materials is fine for the exercises and I will bring stuff if you need it. Bring a foldable stool unless you are happy to stand around and draw. Clothing to suit the weather. Optional: a sample print out of artists work you admire to talk about at the end.