Lines of sight
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.
The development of linear perspective was seen as a seismic shift in the history of Western art.
In this session, led by artist Nick Pace, we consider the advantages of linear perspective, a system developed by the Florentine architect Filippo Brunelleschi, used for representational picture making.
We construct our own drawings and explore the collection to find examples of this highly significant artistic phenomenon.
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.
We encourage you to have as many of the materials listed in advance as possible, to make best use of the time:
- A3 and A5 paper
- H and 2B pencils
- Card (such as a cereal box)
- Drawing board
- Red-coloured pencil
- Digital camera or smartphone.
- 5 to 8 hand-sized objects, both natural and man-made (e.g. apples, shells, books, leaves, spoons, scissors etc.).
If also possible:
- Tracing paper
- Cotton thread
- Masking tape
- Drawing pins.