Saturday, 16 February 2013

Kurio Up North

I am very excited to be doing an urban sketching masterclass for my good friends at Colebrook Bosson Saunders - a London design company who manufacture their own award winning ergonomic products and 'bridge the gap between furniture, technology and people'. They are bringing their fab Kurio events programme to Manchester for the first time. We're hoping for an evening of convivial sketching, no experience necessary.  Evening of March 14th at Bench in the Northern Quarter. Refreshments (drinks and pies!) by Tea Cup and the evening is being organised by the equally fab No Chintz. Bound to be an unmissable evening (as long as I can hold my nerve!). Do email me if you'd be interested in attending.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Coffee shop sketch...(Cafe Nero, Didsbury)

I keep telling prospective students in interviews that they should sketch more and refer them to the Urban Sketchers website. I suggest that if they are offered a place on our course, then over the summer when 'A' Levels are done, and there's just the long wait for the results, that they buy a Moleskin pocket sketch book and spend time drawing the world around them. And, where better to start than in a coffee shop...I always suggest. So I finally took my own advice! This is Cafe Nero, Didsbury. It's a busy view but I have restricted the watercolour palette and picked out highlights in cerulean blue and bright red. This sketch was done yesterday afternoon and took just under an hour and a half.