Sketchbook Saturdays are morning-long creative sessions with the aim of exploring the various ways in which artists have approached their own image making.
Suitable for beginners, as well as those wanting to improve their current skills, each month we explore a particular theme or subject through practical activities based upon the art and artists found in our collection.
From drawing techniques and materials, to the ways that artists today have taken inspiration from the past, develop your own toolkit of ideas for making art at home.
In this session, artist Matthew Burrows explores the National Gallery collection to discover picture space, leading on drawing activities to depict dimension.
Matthew Burrows is an artist living and working in East Sussex. He studied as an undergraduate at Birmingham School of Art and graduated with a Master’s degree in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. In 2020 Matthew was awarded an MBE as founder and director of Artist Support Pledge.
We encourage you to have as many of the materials listed in advance as possible, to make best use of the time:
- A4 and A5 paper
- A hard pencil
- A soft pencil
- 5 sheets of thin transparent paper (for example layout or tracing paper)
- A clip or masking tape to hold the paper together.
This session will last 1.5 hours.
Sessions take place online, in small group sizes, allowing you to interact with the artist and each other, and share your work for discussion.