Sketch and Design Club
The Sketch and Design Club was a collaborative project with graphic designer Julie Chi Schofer. It was 4 day workshop for young teenagers. The children learnt observational drawing in the morning and graphic design in the afternoon. Here are a few examples of the drawing activities.
Taking Raoul Dufy's painting as an inspiration, the children prepared long format paper, folded into squares, with bright watercolours. We then headed out to the park, where the idea was to make 'walking drawings'. This meant meandering through the park and sketching the scenes in ink on each square of the painted folded paper. When unfolded it gave the feeling of a stroll in the park recorded in drawing,
Drawing Contour Games
Drawing on mirrors
drawing your own hand on acetate
Drawing upside down (from Courbet) with charcoal to see shapes and light
city skylines: positive form and negative space
This activity was about teaching the children how form and space interlock and how forms can emerge by erasing. The urban skyline provided a view to explore how to see relative tonal values.
still lives on different coloured ground
This was a simple excercise but by changing the colour of the surface, colours applied took on a different aspect. The children were encouraged to see how forms interlocked and how volumes could be interpreted through the direction of the lines or brushstrokes.