If you dream of just sitting in the landscape and sketching with some skill, this workshop is your chance. Join artist Jason Skill, who believes it’s an achievable goal even for beginners.
Why? Because landscape artists commonly use quite a small range of marks to create their sketches. So you can learning first, how to make the marks, and then beginning to explore where to use them effectively, can really quickly transform your work. So don’t be shy! Grasp the nettle and join a small group to see if you can surprise yourself and your family and friends with what you are able to draw by the end of the workshop.
Please check below what you’ll need to bring.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Drawing paper - an A3 - A4 drawing pad with at least 15 sheets in.
A couple of pencils 2b, 3b.
A pencil sharpener and erasure.
A couple of black fine liner pens.
Reference material - although some reference materials will be provided by the tutor, please bring with you some images of landscape to work from.