Organised by National Gallery
Develop your creative skills in a thematic session drawn from our collection and beyond
Sketchbook Saturdays are morning-long creative sessions with the aim of exploring the various ways in which artists have approached their own image making.
Suitable for beginners, as well as those wanting to improve their current skills, each month we explore a particular theme or subject through practical activities based upon the art and artists found in our collection.
From drawing techniques and materials, to the ways that artists today have taken inspiration from the past, develop your own toolkit of ideas for making art at home.
Sadegh Aleahmad is a London based Iranian-born artist who examines the construction of his diasporic identity through performance, sculpture, drawing and photography. Sadegh has a background in science and a PhD in Fine Art from Kingston School of Art. His current practice spans solo work and community collaborations, while also leading workshops at places including Bow Arts and Drawing Room, London.
We encourage you to have as many of the materials listed in advance as possible, to make best use of the time:
- Several sheets of both A3 and A4
- A biro pen
- A variety of pencils (HB, 2B and 4B etc.)
- Coloured pencils
- A handheld mirror
- A selection of handheld-sized objects to create still life compositions.