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Sketching Tuition • Amsterdam

THREE DAY PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 6th, 7th and 8th, 2019

DAY ONEAmsterdam Park Life
THEME: Working with silhouette /// quick figure sketches /// trees and buildings using different techniques.

MORNING
• Workshops introducing the techniques you are going to work with.
• Exercises for capturing the main shapes of objects:
- quick 5-minute drawings of trees, buildings and people
- drawing without looking at the paper in order to break the fear of the empty sheet
- quick 5-minute drawings with only with lines
• Free drawing practice (with feedback and review)

LUNCH

AFTERNOON
• Confidence-building workshop:
- drawing tips
- basic things to do and to avoid
- common mistakes people make
• Workshop on drawing people on the move.
• Quick sketches of people (without surroundings).
• Basic tips on drawing open spaces.
• Free drawing practice (with feedback and guidance)
• Review of day’s work

(study time— 8 hours)

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DAY TWOIndustrial Amsterdam’ /// ‘Amsterdam faces’
THEMES: Capturing the whole scene and atmosphere of industrial Amsterdam /// portrait drawing.

MORNING
• Workshops on sketching the whole scene.
- finding out the graphical method for different kinds of objects and textures
- bending and transforming space
- drawing with both line and spot
- completing the drawing by adding black areas if needed
• Free drawing practice (with feedback and review)

LUNCH

AFTERNOON
• Workshops on drawing people: drawing the figure, head and shoulders, faces.
• Model drawing session.
• Portrait drawing session (each other’s faces)
• Review of day’s work.

(study time— 8 hours)

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DAY THREEDutch classics’
THEMES: Dutch landscape /// old city atmosphere.

MORNING
• Workshops narrative method in drawing.
• Working with the classic Dutch elements of the Zaanse Schans.
• Free drawing practice (with feedback and review)

LUNCH

AFTERNOON
• Workshop on ‘speaking details’—using them to tell the story of a place.
• Free drawing practice (with feedback and review)
• End of session review and celebration.

(study time— 8 hours)

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ABOUT YOUR TUTORS
• Katsiaryna Dubovik is an award-winning illustrator from Belarus. See some of her incredible work here.
• Derek Bacon is an established illustrator from England. See some of his sketch work here here.

Both Katsiaryna and Derek were featured recently in The Art of the Sketchbook by Sandu Publishing.


MATERIALS
We will provide you with:

• A3 size sketchbook
• Dip pen with nib
• Bottle of ink
• Pencils
• Charcoal
• Gel pen
• Brushes
• Crayon

If you want to work with any other materials, feel free to bring them with you!


PRICE
• €280 (euros) per person for 3 day’s drawing tuition, including materials.
• Payment secures you a place on the course.
• Cancellations with refund are accepted up to one week before the course begins (no later than August 30th)


CONDITIONS
• Students must be 18 and over.
• Maximum ten people in the group.