Unity in art
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, join artist Matthew Burrows to explore how artists in the National Gallery Collection use motifs to create unity and diversity within a composition. Discover how various elements are included in order to give artworks a sense of cohesion and help us to make sense of the work as a whole.
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.
For this session please use of any drawing materials and paper you feel most comfortable working with.