Juliet Sulejmani | December 07, 2016
On Saturday the 27th of November I hosted an illustration workshop in partnership with The Art Series Hotel Group. The workshop was held in The Larwill Studio Event space and we enjoyed some Prosecco from Brown Brothers, personalised cookies from Sweet Mickie and beautiful cheese and fruit platters from Smith and Singleton.
It was an incredibly fun afternoon of creativity, creating and play and I enjoyed every minute of it, and everyone left feeling inspired and more motivated to experiment and create more in their daily lives.
In the workshop I focussed mainly on my personal experience with creating and illustrating and emphasised that it is our personal experiences, our own lives and also regular practice that ends up defining our personal style and approach to our illustration or art.
I encouraged the class to have a more free and relaxed approach to illustrating and to not be so focussed on recreating exact replicas of what they are drawing but to spend time connecting with an item, to notice and appreciate it’s beauty and all its characteristics. Then translating that into marks and gestures onto the page.
What normally is a solitude practice for me, working daily mostly from my studio, was so much more magical, by being surrounding by other creative and like minded people, each creating their own works of art.
The Larwill Studio also played a big part in the enjoyment of the workshop with the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the greenery of the parkland that surrounds the building and the inspiring space filled with artwork by David Larwill.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the workshop come to life and to all the beautiful people who attended and let me help inspire them to create more.