Draw-Sleep-Draw ONLINE COURSE
Date: 31 July to 13 August 2023
SYLLABUS: Drawing every day is one of those things, like exercise, good food and love, that makes life worth living. Until you are hooked, you can’t really appreciate it. This course, with two short morning tasks suggested each day, and a further two each evening, aims to get you into a lifetime sketchbook habit.
There is masses of evidence (I will expand on this within the course) supporting the idea that making time to draw (doodle, sketch…whatever) regularly is good for cognition, memory, mood, and stress levels. As well as that, daily drawing builds a personal resource of images, marks and ideas to be tapped into in other areas of your life, as and when the need arises.
Not everyone can linger in bed with a sketchbook on waking of course. Nor do we all have the energy to put pen to paper at midnight or rise at 5am. We all move through different phases of life…with families, jobs, biorhythms and so on dictating when a sketchbook can be accessed. The exercises in this course take account of the shifting patterns of life, but firmly hold onto the premise that ring-fencing time for regular daily drawing can be life changing.
FORMAT: a new session (14 in total) will be uploaded to a course page on my website every day at 9am GMT during the course. Each daily session will include four standalone drawing exercises (two that lean towards the beginning of the day and two designed for the end) demonstrated in a video, with written descriptions and occasional quotes. Course content will remain accessible to you for at least four months after the fortnight you book onto. You therefore get the pace and rhythm of a real-time course, with the benefit of recorded content being replayable repeatedly anytime regardless of time zone or schedule. You will also have the opportunity to join a private Facebook Group dedicated to the course. Here you’ll be able to share your progress and see the work of other students. I will be available for help and advice via email throughout the course.
ACCESS: I will email a link and password for the course page on the Friday before your course commences. Please be sure to type your email address correctly, so your access email doesn't go astray, and check your junk folder if you haven't received your email 48 hours before the course commences. Any problems, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRICING: I would like anyone who wants to take the course to be able to do so. I am therefore offering a concessionary price on an honesty-box basis. If you need a reduction due to low income, no explanation necessary, please select concession.
MATERIALS: a sketchbook you are comfortable working in on your lap and a selection of pens and pencils.
COPYRIGHT: all content is my own. Bookings are for single or household use only. Please do not reproduce or share any course product - passwords, text, images, downloadable content, videos - without my written permission.