Sketch and walk: FULL

Online West

Who is this course for?

This course is for beginners and those who would like to refresh their sketching skills. Due to the course being delivered online, you are likely to be sketching things you can see through the window or outside, in your garden.

Enjoy learning the basics of how to create beautiful sketches.

Course content

You will be able to try some basic sketching techniques and practise these techniques to build your confidence. You will create personal sketchbook pages which you can develop further in your own time or create sketches to display at home.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be there for constant help and support

Additional costs and requirements

This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course.

Please bring along two examples of your favourite sketch artists. Printouts or images on your phone/iPad would be useful.

A hardbacked sketchbook or sheets of paper clipped to a board

Drawing pencils

Coloured pencils

Charcoal stick/pencil

Mobile phone

Waterproof cushion/carrier bag for when working outside

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

It will not be necessary to do anything in your own time

About the tutor

With Deborah as your tutor, expect enthusiasm and passion for the subjects’ taught, in a calming, inclusive, fun and inspiring environment. You will have time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best.

Deborah graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and also achieved an MA Degree in Graphic Design, at Central Saint Martin’s. She has gained many unique experiences, collaborating with other artists and designers.

Deborah is from the West Country, where she runs her own Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture business. She is a practising artist, designer and gallery owner. She has exhibited and sold art work in the South West of England, Scotland and London.

She has recently won a Gold Award for Garden Design and has created Art and Design work for the BBC and MTV. She has also worked at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Deborah has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her creative approach to teaching courses, where she passionately promotes the creative use and benefits of sustainable materials, especially plants. Her Sketch, Sculpt and Plant Walks are multi-sensory and interactive in the natural environment. Her work transcends the boundaries of genre and media: it’s thought-provoking work about the pressing concerns of the day and is often refreshingly humorous.

Deborah has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of London, Institute of Education, specialising in Art and Design. She is a qualified teacher of Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities, for many years. She has been a Head of Art and Design. She teaches across Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, and Adult and Community education.

Start date30 March 2021
End date30 March 2021
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available