This talk is about the power and importance of the humble sketchbook, looking at reportage, journaling and drawing.
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
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.
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.