18 Nov 2015
Sketchbook ideas
Workshop at Poldrate Arts Centre, Haddington

We were delighted to be running our Ideas and sketchbook development workshop at the Poldrate Arts Centre in Haddington last weekend, 14th and 15th November 2015.

Sketchbooks are somewhat a mystery to many, “how do I work in them, what should be in them, what are they for?” These are questions we are asked over and over which is why we developed this course to help anyone who is working in one.

Sketchbooks are a perfect way to explore the creative process where you will gather your ideas, good and bad, warts and all. We learnt how simple everyday objects/places can inspire individual ideas and be developed through the creative process in a sketchbook. We introduced participants to some exciting new artists that sparked ideas for traditional also more conceptually led artworks. Essentially we follow our art sketchbook ideas eCourse which you can download from our eBooks page.

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On this course students:
·    explored and created sketchbooks that were individual to them
·    developed strong research skills in number of areas relevant to their portfolio
·    demonstrated their knowledge of contemporary artists and designers
·    presented their ideas in a concise manner
·    learnt how to present their own critical judgment of their work

We had a range of students, some wishing to explore their own creativity with guidance also those pursuing an application to art college as it was suitable for all levels of expertise including beginners.

Some materials and a sketchbook were provided.

If you'd like to study this course and find out when and where we are next offering it please email or call Julie on 07815 810797

What I enjoyed most was the freedom to explore. This workshop was really well planned, current and at a good pace, relevant to my artistic development. Thanks Julie, it was great and a good re-awakening of skills I needed to re-engage with. Lisa Arnott.

This workshop is run by Portfolio Oomph – an online hub at specialises in all aspects of preparing a portfolio and applying to art college. Julie Read, Portfolio Oomph’s founder has worked for 17 years in further education and art colleges and exhibited her own art extensively, both nationally and internationally.


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