Sketch by Sketch: Connecting with the World Through Drawing
With Emma FitzGerald
May 12 - 17, 2024
Learn to sketch without fear of making mistakes!
Join celebrated author/illustrator, Emma FitzGerald as she leads participants through a series of exercises that build confidence and improves observation skills, while allowing for the happy accidents that make a drawing that speaks from the heart. Using pen and water colour paint, and working both together and independently the goal is for students to leave feeling inspired to continue building their sketching practice.
“Emma has a wonderful and easy approach, and her genuine enthusiasm creates the perfect atmosphere for creatives of all stripes. With my sketchbook fuller and my confidence boosted, I was so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn from such a talented artist.” – Michelle Gourley-Giles, 2023
- Draw quickly and with confidence using pen
- Improve observation skills
- Use colour in a playful manner to help your drawings tell a story
- Outdoor sketching
- Sharing and discussion with other participants
- Insight into Emma’s professional processes
Featured image sketched on location in Beacon Hill Park, and will be featured in “Hand Drawn Victoria”* (Spring 2024, Appetite of Penguin Random House).
*note that participants will use pen and watercolour, not digital colour as used in this image. All experience levels and beginners welcome.
A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
Emma FitzGerald was born to Irish parents in Lesotho, a small mountainous country in Southern African, and did most of her growing up in Vancouver, BC. She trained as an artist at the University of British Columbia, and received her Masters in Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She has…
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