Adebanji Alade - The Addictive Sketcher: Making Sketching a Daily Practice (Online); Mondays, November 2-23, 2020

Date: Mondays, November 2-23, 2020
Time:  10:00 AM-12:00 PM PST
Level: All
Medium: Drawing

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class. 

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Explore the world of sketching with Adebanji Alade, British author of “The Addictive Sketcher,” and discover techniques for sketching the world around you. Learn what you need to know to make all of your sketching adventures successful!

Adebanji believes that the key to effective sketching lies in learning how to see and simplify your subjects. In this 4-week class, he will show cover the techniques and tools that he uses in his daily sketching practice. Topics covered will include sketching people and figures, cityscapes and crowded scenes, and landscapes and seascapes.

By the end of this class, each participant should be able to confidently take in any of these genres with ease to produce loose, fluid and energetic sketches. Adebanji will inspire you to make sketching a part of your daily practice!

Adebanji Alade has sketched and painted almost all his life and he currently works full time as a painter from his studio on Lots Road in Chelsea, London. Whether he works indoors or outdoors, he strives to bring the life, vitality and movement of ‘the sketch’ into his paintings.  He sometimes refers to his paintings as ‘colour sketches’ as they capture the feelings of the scene as seen with all the life in it. He loves to teach and constantly runs workshops and does demonstrations at Secondary Schools, Colleges and Art Societies. He also teaches at The Heatherley School of Fine Art.

Otherwise known as ‘The Addictive Sketcher‘, Adebanji has been featured regularly on BBC’s The One Show and can often be found sketching travelers on the London Underground. In 2015, Adebanji was a contestant on SkyArts’ Landscape Artist of Year program. He is the vice-president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

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