20 Apr, 2018
Andy Mosse is a seasoned sketchbook artist and has been drawing outdoors and selling work for over 30 years. Whilst completing a fine art degree at Newcastle University, Andy taught drawing at a young offenders institute and painted scenic back drops for Byker Grove. Since finishing the degree he’s never been without a sketchbook in hand. Though professionally he’s a been a tv director 16 years, Andy sees drawing as an important part of his practise and is never without a sketchbook. Drawing and being able to illustrate visual ideas for work is something that he uses everyday. But more importantly, Andy sees drawing as a way of unlocking creative thinking regardless of what industry you work in or hobbies you are passionate about.
SKETCHING OUTDOORS AT THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE
This workshop will cater for complete beginners, experienced artists who have got out of the habit of drawing daily and creatives looking to unlock better ideas.
Are you terrified by the thought of a blank page of paper? Have you always thought of yourself as not being able to draw? Or bored numb by those adult colouring books? This workshop aims to kickstart a drawing habit and unlock the artist buried inside all of us. Andy is on a mission to prove that everyone can draw, they’ve just forgotten how.
Warmup in the Tent: Andy will give a crash course in the drawn line. Why do humans draw? Why drawing from life is just as important as drawing from imagination. How look like an artist. How to take a line for a walk. How Andyapproaches a sketching from life. Summary of composition and perspective and how they work. Light, shade, colour and Tone. A quick guide to cheap and good art materials.
Sketching Out around the festival: For the second part of the workshop [weather permitting] the workshop will get out around the festival and draw from life. Andy will be guiding the group as they draw and be on hand to feedback and encourage. At the end all the artwork will be gathered together in a mini exhibition, for discussion and feedback.
All you will need to bring to the workshop is something to sit on when you go out around the festival drawing, if you’d rather not sit on the floor.
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