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Nature sketching. Spring session – ONLINE bootcamp april – may 2023


7 week online sketching course with our feedback, video tutorials and live lessons

Spring is here and seasons are changing on the other side of the globe,  so we decided it’s a perfect time for Nature Sketching bootcamp. We will experience different ways of botanical sketching and learn to notice and capture beauty of nature changing by video tutorials and lectures, live lessons via Zoom, homeworks, our detailed feedback and separate Facebook group for the feeling of community and support.

The course starts on 6 April 2023 and new videos will be released or Zoom calls organised every Thursday  until 25 May 2023. Timing – 20.00 Riga time (19.00 in Brussels, 18.00 in London, 14.00 New York, 11.00 Los Angeles) . All Zoom calls will be recorded. 

– What to expect from this event?

Online course consists of lessons from us – sketchers and illustrators Angese Aljena, Daina Domašūte and Masha Zurikova.

We will show you how to create botanical sketches with ink, watercolor and pencils. The main idea is to share the joyfulness of having a botanical journal that would allow you to experience nature in a deeper way. 

The idea behind STUDIO by deepdeeplight is to create a happy place to discover drawing as a lifestyle and a space of interplay and sharing. You are welcome to join and enjoy together by embracing your existing skills and learning something new.

The course will show you how to work with a minimal set of tools and how to mix the right colors. They will explain basic principles and help you understand how to transfer views in front of you to a flat piece of paper.

The course includes six assignments. Everyone enrolled in the course will have to post their assignment into the closed Facebook group (link will be provided via e-mail). The Facebook group will be used to create the space for questions and support from fellow learners.

– Who could be interested in the course?

This course will be interesting for both those who have never held a brush in their hands and for those who sketch regularly.

For beginners it will be a good first impression on what nature sketching is about.

For experienced sketchers – you will learn new tips and tricks.

For everyone – you will have space to enjoy drawing and community to share this journey with.

– What materials will you need?

  • a sketchbook with watercolor paper or separate sheets of watercolor paper (cold pressed, 300 g/m2)
  • a pencil
  • ink pen or rapidograph with water proof ink
  • an eraser
  • a set of watercolors (if you want to try DeepDeepLight colors, then these sets might be the right ones: Baltic meadowDeep ForestNature by Nature, Floral)
  • several brushes of different sizes and shapes

– What is the schedule?

Week 1 – ZOOM: Live lecture and warm-up sketching 

Week 2 – VIDEO: Lecture – learn to mix your greens

Week 3 – ZOOM: Live lesson – Green sketching

Week 4 – VIDEO: Lesson – Minimalistic botanicals

Week 5 – ZOOM: Live lesson – Spring sketching

Week 6 – VIDEO lesson – Quick botanical illustration

Week 7 – Closing ZOOM – Q&A session

We will contact you shortly with all the details and an invitation to a private Facebook group, which will be our home for this Bootcamp.

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