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Mon, 06 Jan



Developing Sketchbooks ONLINE

Explore a series of easy and exciting practical exercises which you can add to any design project - they'll help you develop imagery and are key elements to any sketchbook.

Developing Sketchbooks ONLINE
Developing Sketchbooks ONLINE

Time & Location

06 Jan 2020, 08:00 – 19 Jan 2020, 21:00


About the event

This Developing Sketchbooks online workshop commences on Monday 6th January [finishes 19th January 2020] and consists of a series of emails, videos and blogs which will guide you through the development of a sketchbook. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a full & jam packed book full of ideas and techniques which you can refer back to again and again.

Explore a series of easy and exciting practical exercises which you can add to any design project – they’ll help you develop imagery and are key elements to any sketchbook.

Find the workshop supplies and information videos HERE

"I’d never done an online workshop before and wasn’t sure what to expect, but a friend had recommended it and I needed a bit of a kick up the proverbial to get my creative mojo working again. In fact I found the online aspect really helpful – you can work at your own pace to fit in with other commitments and surrounded by your own materials, sources and inspiration. The Facebook group gives you interaction if you want it, and also provides helpful individual feedback from Dionne plus the motivation to try and keep pace with coursemates so you can share work at the relevant time. Having a bit of breathing space between tasks also helps as you can mull things over as you go about your day, and see inspiration everywhere which you can bring back into the sketchbook. I found Dionne’s approach really helpful, with the videos clear and to the point with helpful examples. The course was as inspirational as I had hoped it would be – encouraging you at all times to play, explore and follow your instincts, but within a really nicely structured framework which helped you to gradually develop your ideas. I’ll be using the techniques for years to come, I’m sure." Liz

Here’s an overview of the areas we’ll cover:

Lose the fear: starting a new book is full of woes, let me show you how!

The essential ingredients.

No panic drawing/observation

Found and abstracted

Cut and enhance

Repeat and play


Information will be sent to you over a 7 day period, but you will have access to the password protected blog/videos etc for 2 weeks, so you can take your time and re-watch videos as required. [you will need suitable computer based skills to access information – answering emails, engaging on blogs, uploading images.] So that you truly engage in the workshop environment I success you set definite time aside for yourself to create – after all if this were the studio version you would spend a complete day engrossed in creativity – give yourself that time!

Online interaction with your fellow students is very beneficial and this will be a key point of contact and feedback: there is a private Facebook group where you can share images of your results.

"Thank you Dionne for another spectacular course. I don’t think I have ever enjoyed on-line classes as much as yours, for content, for inspiration, for your considered, considerable and considerate on-line presence and for the way we have all made such great connections. It’s been great feeling a part of such a wonderful community."

A comparable studio workshop would be £70- £80 per day, plus your travel and accommodation costs on top – learning online represents significant savings and can offer you more time to full absorb the information. If there are any other workshop you would like to see translated in this way, please let me know your thoughts.


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