Talk: The Humble Sketchbook
Molly Martin with Eye to Pencil
Part of Guest Series Eye to Pencil Studio
Fri 13 Oct 6.30-8pm
In this talk, artist Molly Martin will investigate the importance and beauty of the artist's sketchbook through looking at key examples. TALK DESCRIPTION
This talk is about the power and importance of the humble sketchbook, looking at reportage, journaling and drawing. Sketchbooks are a window into the artist's mind and soul. They are useful drawing tools as well as time capsules and journals for thoughts, plans, ideas and designs. Within them we find a particular style of drawing - often different to the finished works we see on gallery walls. They are scrappy, instinctive and unsure, which can make them all the more fascinating.

Join Molly as she investigates the importance and beauty of the artist's sketchbook through looking at key examples. Taking you on a journey, she will look at the reportage sketchbook pages of Cezanne and Delacoix; the diagrammatic notes of Hilma Af Klint; and the delicate studies of Lucian Freud. Molly will also discuss her own sketchbooks, how her use of them has changed, and how they have remained as important guides throughout her career.

Friday, 13 October, 2023

Location: Studio, 26 Exmouth Market, EC1 4QE 
Access: The studio is on the 1st floor with no lift

*Note: STUDENT/UNWAGED discount of 33% 
Use the code: student-33 at checkout

Guest Series Format: Our series of talks and workshops are given by leading professionals across different fields who draw as a part of their work and life. In the Summer our guests will be discussing drawing in relation to murals, art, architecture, and satirical portraiture. These workshops are a unique chance to understand drawing from different disciplines - working hands on within a small group led by inspirational drawers.

Anyone who is interested in drawing or who draws but would like to try out new materials and techniques centred on drawing.

Molly Martin is an artist based in London. She is currently studying her Masters at City & Guilds Art School and teaches the ‘Seeing with Sketchbooks’ workshops at Eye to Pencil. She works constantly in sketchbooks in which she draws from the everyday as well as from Gallery paintings. Her current work looks at the intricate world of the human condition within close relationships and everyday interactions. Her acclaimed book ‘The Art of Repair’ was published in 2021. 
Instagram: @molly.a.martin

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Tickets: £10*

Suitable for ages: 16+

Organised by Eye to Pencil

Mrs Luci Eyers
t: 07880790905

The studio is on the 1st Floor and only accessible via stairs.
Eye to Pencil
Molly Martin

Eye to Pencil Studio
26 Exmouth Market

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