The Importance of Sketch Books

Tim Pomeroy is a professional sculptor, painter, printmaker and ex-lecturer at Grey’s School of Art, Aberdeen. He exhibits
regularly in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

In so many ways sketchbooks are essential to an artist’s life.

How does one navigate a sketchbook? Why and how does a sketchbook inhabit an artist’s life ? What is the place of the sketchbook in the artist’s armoury? What is its purpose? Does it have only one? Is it a beginning or can it be an end in itself? In so many ways sketchbooks are essential to an artist’s life.

This one-day workshop explores the phenomenon that is the artist’s sketchbook. It’s a place of action and reaction, of mistake
and reconciliation, a place of play. After an illustrated introduction it is hoped, in the morning session, that participants will
(if they so choose) get outside into the landscape around the Ranger centre to do three or four quite rapid-fire exploratory
sketches. The afternoon session will concentrate on a fuller more developed sketch based on the experiences of the morning.

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