It’s that time of year again; fall is here and the weather is changing and artists are digging out their dip pens, favourite inks, and sketchbooks in preperation for a month long drawing challenge.
If your young learner is looking for a great way to get involved in October Ink Drawing Challenges without relying on social media to participate, and you’d like them to infuse some core art concepts into their learning I am excited to offer a program just for you.
Outside the age range or just looking for some accountability? Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for time lapse shares throughout the month and a wrap up in early November.
31 October Ink Drawings Accountability Club (Flex)
31 October Ink Drawings: Accountability Club (Flex)
Flexible Schedule Course 31 Days, 31 Drawings. In this 5 week Flex program the teacher and learners will experiment with ink drawings while following the popular INKTOBER prompts.This is a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.
In this flexible schedule program learners and the teacher together will explore the world of ink drawing and art practice as we work through the prompts of Inktober, a global artistic movement that takes place every October.
Materials will be presented each week with video demonstrations, prompts sheets, and studio style lecture.
From the website: “Inktober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits”
What will learners gain from joining this accountability flex class?
Learners will explore different ink materials, applications, and techniques. Learners will inspire one another to continue and be consistent.
This class is ideal for learners who are serious about their art practice and skill improvements who perhaps do not wish to participate in social media but need inspiration, prompts, accountability, a deeper look into ink explorations, and a smaller artistic community.
Learners will use flipgrid to communicate introductions and respond to prompts during Week 3, 4, and 5.
Week 1: We will look at planning, prompts, and materials.
Week 2: We will explore best practices for daily art exercises.
We will talk about ‘blank page fright’ also known as ‘artist block’
Week 3: We will explore ink technique stippling and value.
Week 4: We will practice cross hatching.
Week 5: We will look at ink resist techniques
In this class learners will be expected to post their work to the classroom regularly. Learners can choose to post daily, every second day, or weekly.
This goal if this class is daily practice so consistency is key. Drawing every day is the crux of this class and so while this may seem like an intensive class, each drawing can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes – the time spent on each drawing is up to the artist.
Learners are encouraged to work in their own unique style or see this as an opportunity to explore new styles. This class is ideal for the experienced artist but can be enjoyed by learners who are newer to drawing but willing to learn from their own progress.