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Drawing Workshop

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by Soprano, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Soprano

    Soprano Member

    A friend of mine told me about a drawing workshop which is a monthly thing up north, where they find a venue (usually somewhere selling alcohol/hot drinks) and provide materials - and people just turn up and draw. It's kind of open to all kind of people - traditional artists, illustrators, designers, architectures etc etc.

    Anyway, I love the idea of this, but I'm down south! So I have over the last few weeks put some thought into trying to arrange something similar myself, and have had good feedback on the idea from a couple of guys I study with.

    I'm really just looking for outside opinios, I guess. I hate the idea of trying to set this up and it being a massive fail, however I am thinking about contacting our student union to see if they would help us with arranging and putting the word out around the campus for the other art/design students.

    The main problem would be, the event up north provide the materials, so you pretty much just have to show up. As a student (and mum!) I obviously couldn't really afford to pay for so many materials to cover an amount of people that may or may not show up. Does anyone have any ideas on how to raise funds for the materials or do you think it may be possible to email companies directly explaining what I'm doing and asking for donations of items? Or maybe I could state that people would have to bring their own - but would this possibly be off putting for whatever reason?

    Does anyone have any other kind of feedback or opinions on the idea in general? Would love to hear them. :)

  2. Becky

    Becky Member

    love the idea, would be so up for this in my local area. alas it's all old people painting pictures of rivers :p

    however, back on topic, maybe you could ask around a few companies to sponsor it? Asking around the local art colleges/unis is a great idea. Maybe you could supply part of the materials, not all until it takes off ?
  3. Soprano

    Soprano Member

    I'm doing a design course at TVU so I think it'd be fairly easy to try rope the other students in - I already know a couple from my course for definite would be up for it, but there are so many other design courses so it could hopefully pull in quite a bit of interest.

    Again though this means I'm at a loss with the materials, because I'm trying to fund my own stuff through this course and haven't alot spare - but could always go with the "bring your own materials" and hope for the best?

    I would like to try get hold of a few bits at least to have there incase people came along and had none.

    I just like the idea of a group of creative people getting together for a few drinks and letting the creative juices flow! :D
  4. Becky

    Becky Member

    Bring your own doesn't sound terrible. Then at least people know what they have to work with. Maybe just providing some really simple things like some big sheets of paper just in case?

    If the essence if getting together and being creative the rest should follow, especially if people are interested
  5. Soprano

    Soprano Member

    Yeah I think I'll try that and hope for the best.. I might send an email around for the others on my course and see what the rest of them think..

    Also still would appreciate anyone elses opinions on the matter! Also thanks Becky :)
  6. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I live 'up north' and haven't heard of any courses like this one.

    Where did you hear about it?
  7. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Id love this, I enjoy art, and design etc but I cant draw to save my life. Ive bought books etc but still i struggle...I have to asking a helping hand off Mr Tracing Ppaper
  8. Soprano

    Soprano Member

    Typo - Liverpool! I imagine if you googled there'd be similar in your area maybe?

    GW - I can't actually draw in the traditional sense - I am rubbish at life drawings and stuff, but I love more graphic type things, illustration etc, so I think that's why it' good to open it up to different things :D

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