The more you draw from reality the easier it will be to develop your own style and compositions. Using the garden and greenhouses as our starting point Karin will give creative prompts to get us started and introduce new materials and techniques each week. Looking carefully at plants and drawing from observation will be our starting point, gradually introducing elements of imagination, memory and found materials. A sketchbook is a place to experiment and develop ideas. The day will start with a short introductory talk introducing examples of botanical drawings from art history and by contemporary artists. Through these examples we will gain inspiration and be given a focus and theme for the session before you head out in the garden. It is up to you how you interpret and develop your ideas. You can expect a joyful, creative and explorative approach set in a friendly and informative atmosphere.
Karin studied Art History at Uppsala University and Complutense University in Madrid before completing an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in 2012. Since then, she has published five children’s books and has exhibited her paintings internationally. She teaches on various art courses and is an Associate Lecturer in Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. Through her work, Karin looks at story, dream and history and is currently working on her next children’s book.
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