Please note that this is a Thursday start date so that you can get logged in and join the forum ready to make the most of the weekend ahead.


this course you will recive access to password protected pages on my website. There you can access the video tutorials and tasks. There are 6 tasks each taking 1-2 hours so you can spread the course over a couple of days or do a task a day for a week. You can post pictures of what you are doing into a private forum to receive feedback from myself and other learners (I will be available to give feedback for one week after the course access starts). Access to the group will remain for 3 weeks so you can complete tasks. If you can't join us on the day you will be able to see all the tutorials for 6 weeks. You will need some basic art equipment. 


The workshop will be supportive, with lots of encouragement to help you put pencil to paper. It is about an approach to drawing - about looking for shapes and symbols in nature so you can find your creative flow. You will be encouraged to experience nature, to breathe and really look. You'll finish the course with a simple sketchbook that you have made, and lots of drawings and ideas to create more interesting sketchbooks that tell a story. 


You'll need access an outside space.


We will:


Make an unfolding sketchbook

Get outside to gather and collect

Draw directly from what we see and find

Create a narrative around the season


You will need an A5 or A4 sketchbook,  A4 cartridge paper/coloured or painted paper/collected papers eg enevlopes - pencils, fineliner, paper scissors and glue. Also acrylic paint or emulsion paint. Also some carbon paper if you can source it. 


The content is based on an original 'live' workshop on a day that runs from approx 10 to 4 (though as this is now online you can choose your time framework). Feedback has been that people enjoy taking longer over the tasks so have spread them out and have achieved better outcomes than they would in a live class. You'll get to see where I work (filmed in my studio - I will take you on a tour!). You'll need to provide your own tea and biscuits and make a sign that says "Keep out" ;)


Nature Sketchbook Online - 15th October 2020

  • You can cancel before the course starts and receive a full refund. Once the course date has started, no refund can be given.

    Should you have extenuating circumstances, access to the course provision may be extend. This is discretionary.

Helen Hallows


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