Cath Appleton - Drawing a Day Workshop
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02/07/2020 09:00 Room 2 #addcpi
A Drawing a Day is both hugely useful in terms of developing creative skills, establishing a unique mark making vocabulary and a way to exercise the creative part of the brain. To have the discipline to do a drawing every day is an extremely challenging thing to do. In this workshop I introduce the concept of developing a daily creative practice and discuss the benefits of having a collection of books filled with drawings, paintings and creative ideas.
The workshop begins with a look at other artists explorations in a Drawing a Day (there are a number) and I share some of their work as well as my own. I will talk about their ideas of what to produce and suggest ways of drawing, painting or photographing art journals. Illustration has become an important part of Cath Appleton's work and a number of years ago she started the disciplined journey of producing a Drawing a Day. Through Cath’s background in art, digital design and visual communication she brings an understanding of creative exploration to individual story telling.
The real focus of the workshop will also be
devoted to practical exploration using drawing, painting and/or mark making. Designed
for both non creatives and experienced artists the approach is fun and more
about the process than the result. Participants of the workshop will need to
bring drawing paper and mark making tools such as pens, pencils, charcoal
and/or paint, a teabag and water. It is also advisable but not essential to
bring a cheap pocket-sized or larger notebook that can be used to start a