.18th Jan Art of the Sketchbook with Mel Cormack Hicks
Art of the Sketchbook – mixed media, paint, collage with Mel Cormack-Hicks
Saturday 18th January 2020
10am – 4pm
Create an engaging, exciting sketchbook that feeds your creativity!
Do you have ideas that you can’t seem to translate? Does your proudly purchased sketchbook leave you feeling flat? Mel can show you how to create a sketchbook that will feed your desire to work within its pages and fuel your imagination. It could even leave you feeling inspired and confident enough to produce that piece of artwork that up until now seemed to remain in your head. Learn how to craft your sketchbook into a beautiful working document which will leave you with plans and ideas for the future. This course is all about building confidence and exploring ideas.
A Fine Art painting degree from Cheltenham in the mid 90’s allowed Mel to find her artistic voice. Following this, she spent twenty years teaching secondary school pupils and just three years ago decided to become a full time professional artist. Her first solo show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham launched her new career. She exhibited at ‘The Other Art Fair’ a Saatchi affiliated show in Bristol last Summer. She is full of energy and enthusiasm for her new audience of students and is sharing her creative process.
All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art. All of the materials below are available. Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day.
Recommended Equipment List
-A good quality sketchbook in A3 and A2.
- Materials of your choice – acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, charcoal, inks - to experiment in your sketchbook
- Mel favours these products which can act as a guideline for what to buy:
Daler Rowney Acrylic Inks: Prussian Blue, Payne’s Grey, Cadmium Red, White and Sap Green.
Watersoluble Coloured Pencils
- Four or more printed pictures relating to your ideas and/or images that you would like to reproduce (A5 size minimum.)
- Pencils 2B, 4B, a rubber and sharpener
- A5 images of inspirational artwork
- Any collage materials that you fancy. For example, tracing paper, old book pages, tracing paper in muted colours.
- A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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