Organised by The Guardian
Learn the basics of illustration and complete a short drawing project in an afternoon in this highly practical masterclass with Millie.
Regardless of what you do for a living, or how creative you think you are, there is no denying that allowing yourself to indulge a creative outlet of any kind can be extremely rewarding - not to mention beneficial to your emotional and mental wellbeing.
Whether you are an inexperienced doodler with a new year’s resolution to start journaling your emotions, you’re making a much-needed return to illustration after some time away, or you’re noticing the flowers beginning to bloom and want to take inspiration from them, this nourishing masterclass with professional illustrator and teacher Millie Nice will help you to build your skills and confidence to begin - and then keep - creating.
As well as benefiting from guided practical activities that will reveal new techniques and help you to discover your own creative voice, you will be given guidance on how to work creativity into your everyday life - even when inspiration dries up. You will also be privy to practical tips on staying motivated, recording and sharing your work, and how to connect with and draw fresh perspectives from nature and your everyday surroundings.
- Drawing and illustration as a creative outlet
- Finding a creative practice that suits you
- Drawing activities: Exploring new techniques and finding your own creative voice
- Working creativity into your daily life
- Staying motivated
- Connecting with nature and your everyday surroundings
- How a sketchbook can give your drawings purpose
This course is for ...
- Beginners who have an interest in - or some understanding of - illustration, and would like to experiment with drawing in a playful but intelligent setting.
- Anyone who would like to learn new illustration techniques and start developing their own way of mark making.
No technical expertise is required, just a willingness to learn. Please be aware no art materials are included in the ticket price of this masterclass, but only very basic illustrating materials and paper are needed for the practical exercises.
Millie Nice is an illustrator and educator, who specialises in bringing history to life in her illustrations. Having worked with the Courtauld Gallery, the Wallace Collection, Sky Arts, Tate Britain, King’s College London and English Heritage her drawings are often an irreverent (but always accurate) discussion of the past and how we see it.
- Date: Saturday 5 February 2023
- Time: 2pm-4.30pm (GMT)
A catch up recording will be shared after the class and will be available for two weeks.
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