Drawing

Extraordinary sketchbooks with Freya Pocklington

Ref: SWE10134

Intermediate

£279
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About this course

Revolutionise how you use a sketchbook. Make and complete sketchbooks to help you see, think and learn. Explore a variety of innovative techniques to create short extraordinary sketchbooks based on mini projects.

Course Description

You will explore a variety of techniques to create a library of sketchbooks from single folded sheets to simply bound books. You will also learn new ways to fill the books using various methods from collage to cutting, alongside exploring ways to use the pencil differently. Demonstrations will be given with a short brief.

This course will revolutionise how you use sketchbooks – seeing them as not a scary set of empty pages, but as a useful tool and in some cases, a final object/piece of work. You will discover ways of filling the sketchbooks through looking at themes, how to start them and work though them without losing interest.

Timetable

Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials

Included

  • On this course, the tutor will supply some of the materials, including:
  • Needles, binding string, some collage material, cardboard for boxes, Letraset.
  • The College will supply most of the materials, including:
  • Scissors, knives, cutting boards, glue, compressed charcoal, rubber, black drawing ink (Winsor and Newton), HB pencil, colouring pencils, tracing paper, cartridge paper, oil pastels.

What students need to bring

  • Paint brush – smallish size but not fine, any collage maerial including old stamps and images you would like to use, scissors.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A good variety of drawing materials and papers

Tutors

Freya Pocklington

DACC Core Team Tutor and Short Course Tutor

Freya trained at Edinburgh College of Art and UAL. She has received residencies from The Royal Scottish Academy, Scottish Arts Council, The Florence Trust, Somerset House, West Dean College and The National Trust. She exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad. Freya is currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal College of Art, examining the role of fine art portraiture within narrative medicine.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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