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Sketching with confidence

A practical guide to building drawing skills and generating visual ideas

Featuring the fundamentals of drawing


5 week online course.

Wednesdays // 19:00-21:00


28th February 2024

6th March 2024

13th March 2024

20th March 2024 

27th March 2024


Course overview:

Week 1 - Introduction to sketching

  • How to build the habit of sketching

  • Sketching principles

  • Difference between a sketch and a study

  • Why is sketching an essential part of art practice?

  • Improving observation, the science of seeing

  • Introduction to new mediums and surfaces

  • Mindset in art


Week 2 - Line​

  • Techniques of drawing using soft materials, graphite and colour 


Week 3 - Mass​

  • Techniques of drawing using graphite, tempera and charcoal 


Week 4 - Colour​

  • Techniques of drawing (and painting) using soft pastels, gouache, watercolour


Week 5 - Strategies for the future​

  • Summary of what’s been covered in the course

  • Practical advice and tactics for improving your drawing in the future

During this course you will learn all the whys and hows of sketching. 


You'll be encouraged to create 5-7 sketches per week. Your work will be reviewed and critiqued, and suggestions for improving your sketches will be offered.


The workshop will include nine different demonstrations covering nine different subjects and techniques. We will explore various mediums, including: graphite, soft materials, chalk pastels, watercolour, tempera, gouache. Nina will take you through a practical demonstration of her sketching technique and how she approaches the specific subject matter. Each demo will emphasise a different aspect of drawing.


The primary goal of the course is to build the habit of sketching, which will undoubtedly contribute to your artistic development. This workshop is an opportunity to experiment with various mediums and expose yourself to new ways of seeing.


Classes will be conducted via zoom.

Access to desktop computer and a speedy internet connection will be required.


Refund Policy:

* Unfortunately, no refunds are given. If you can’t attend a class on one day, some materials from the class will be made available to you and you can review them within 7 day after the class.

If you can’t attend the entire workshop you can let me know 21 days prior to the workshop’s start date and you’ll be offered a place in the next online workshop.

Places can be given to a friend if you can no longer attend - please inform me as soon as you can with the new attendee's contact details.

Sketching with confidence - online workshop

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