Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Sketchbook Club Training Day

I have just returned from a lovely day with Jennie Maizels at her studio near Winchester where the franchise team met up for our second #SketchBook Club training day.

I love visiting Jennie's studio as I find it so inspirational, we have the same love for colour and this shows in every corner of her rural studio.

All the signs are hand painted in Jennie's trademark fonts, usually using a rainbow of colours, I must try this at Butterfly Bright!

There are dozens of books that Jennie has illustrated dotted around the room and sketchbooks pegged up on pretty washing lines

Shelves carry stocks of creative and colourful products that Jennie sells to retailers

and the famous Jennie Maizels "Clothes Plasters" adrorn garments and bunting around the room.

There are shelves of colour as you climb the stairs

plus vintage tins of coloured pencils everywhere you look

and the table is laid beautifully for the day ahead as we arrive! 

An added bonus of fresh coffee and biscuits to start the day. Perfect.

Then it was down to the business of the day - Sketchbook club training for our summer term of fun!

Jennie had all the reference materials we needed and sample sketchbooks painted beautifully to explain the techniques for each module.

I don't want to give away too much detail as some participants who attended the first term like the modules to remain secret each week but I will share the first week as that is what we spent the most time on today and I think it is a really great one to start the term!

We painted these henna hands and played around with collage for the bracelets and rings and other adornments, such a brilliant idea from Jenny and a lot of fun to work on today.

If you would like to join us for the One Day SketchBook Club on 1st June 2016 you need to book soon. 

During the day we will use pen, pencil, watercolour, gouache and acrylic paints as well as collage and more to create a wonderful and unique sketchbook for you to keep, take away and be inspired by.

It is a fun and sociable class and some say a source of mindful relaxation as you can really get lost in some modules which are almost a form of meditation.

You can have a look at the fun we had in SketchBook Club Term 1 in a previous post - I think the circus module was my favourite.

oh, and do watch Jennie's  inspirational video about Sketchbook Club on her homepage!

See you soon!


No comments

Post a Comment

© Butterfly Bright | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Created by pipdig