Developing Ideas in a Sketchbook (LDL463CD22)


Creative Heart CIC, Littlehampton


09:30 - 11:30


2 hours x 5 sessions

Tricia Johnson

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£65.00
Total cost£65.00


Concessions available if you are: 65 or over or on a means tested benefit (evidence required)

What is the course about?

Each week the tutor will guide you through different sketchbook exercises to develop and explore creative image making.

Thumbnail sketching and using a viewfinder

Making a concertina sketchbook

Expressive mark-making

Positives and negatives

Developing and abstracting ideas.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

This course is suitable for those with no previous experience and those with some previous drawing or painting experience.

What do I need to bring with me?

A selection of drawing and painting mediums. The idea is to experiment and create with the tools you have.

These could include: Graphite, coloured pencils, pens, pastels, oil pastels, ink, watercolour, gouache, acrylics, collage etc.

A5 sketchbook suitable for your mediums. (good quality paper, 170gsm for drawing and light painting to 280gsm for heavier painting)

1 large A2 sheet of cartidge paper.

Water pots, palettes, scissors and glue stick.

You may also like to bring a selection of related images as inspiration. The tutor will also have a set of images you can use.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

What can I do next?

You might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest, see below.

Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include: Computer Skills for Beginners and Improvers, Microsoft packages, Creative Writing and British Sign Language.

Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, and GCSE English and Maths.

Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include: Yoga, Mindfulness, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.

Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment and personal fulfilment, encourage social interaction. Courses available include: Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography and many more.

Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions, please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at

Course Location

Creative Heart CIC
42 Beach Road
West Sussex
BN17 5HT