Drawing: Making your Mark – part I

Drawing is a skill children use instinctively before they can write. Children just want to communicate and play, to discover a visual world. If you want to re-kindle your imagination, develop new skills and get in touch with your inner artist Drawing: Making your Mark, Part I and Part II are the way forward.


  • November 11th, 2020
  • 10.00am – 11.30am
  • £15/class
  • Via ZOOM

see materials list below


Aphrodite Study, Brice Marden

What to expect on Making your Mark

You will be looking at a variety of exercises with expressive marks. These exercises are designed to be stimulating, surprising, fun and to take your work in new directions. For most artists the vocabulary of mark making can come to a halt with the same marks being repeated throughout their work. This does not need to be the case.

Jackson Pollock study sheet from Sketchbook

Materials

The more materials you have the more things you have to play with. The list below is the minimum you need. Please don’t stop there. This list is for both part I and part II

  • paper – you will get through a lot of paper; don’t be mean with it. To reduce costs wallpaper lining paper would be fine, or newsprint.
  • large board, or empty wall space
  • masking tape
  • pritt stick, scissors
  • charcoal, pencil, conte crayon (max two colours)
  • black acrylic paint, or house paint
  • white acrylic paint or house paint
  • a mix of brushes of different sizes, including large – maybe a wall painting brush
  • a bamboo, or similar, stick
  • cloth
  • containers for water and for your brushes.

This is not meant to be expensive so if you have something that you think will do please feel free to give not a go.