Our new sketchbook features 25 photos of our models, Mike and Elaine, opposite a blank page to make an original drawing. Our artist tutors have created scores of beautiful and original line drawings for colouring. Sketchbooks can be ordered here.
It’s up to you how you use this sketchbook, but we suggest everyone should have a book of their own. Draw one model pose per session, for 20 to 30 minutes, using pencil, charcoal, colour or a combination of all. If doing this as part of a group session, you can show the drawings round the room and have a chat about them.
If in a group you can have a discussion while doing this.
Then spend up to 30 minutes colouring one of the line drawings. Perhaps there is a story connected to the drawing, a special location, or a memory.
We have an “anything goes” approach. Take a look at our gallery page to see the variety of styles and approaches people have used to make some wonderful pictures.
Relax, make some marks, take your pencil, pen or brush for a walk around the pages, and most importantly have fun!
“He was so engrossed. I haven’t seen him as engaged with anything other than Inspector Morse or Poirot for quite a while! He’s just asked about colouring in a carrot for the rabbit, and now he’s happily doing that. I really can’t tell you how amazing this is.” – Anne, Peter’s carer