Karly Allen facilitates this online event for The National Gallery
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.
Take a mindful approach to looking and drawing, in this session led by Karly Allen. Starting with a short mindfulness practice, you’ll be guided to notice the gaps in between shapes in paintings, where we experience a visual pause. Making drawings to explore and expand these spaces, we’ll take mindful pauses to encourage a greater sense of ease and connection as we draw. Suitable for all, no previous experience of mindfulness needed.