The day begins with Ian Murphy’s introduction into his philosophy on drawing: the importance of the observation process; how he inspires students to improve their selection process; and, as a consequence, create better visual decisions in their sketchbook or journal. He illustrates these strategies with a shared scrutiny of his sketchbooks and the breadth of work (both finished and still in the process of being developed) that he brings to every course. This is very much a sharing experience: everyone is welcome to input into the introduction, allowing the focus of Ian Murphy’s opinions to have a relevance to you and your students. This will also be the beginning of your opportunities to photograph the artwork to ensure you leave with every viewpoint, opinion and idea fully illustrated to share with your colleagues.
Straight into practical development
Ian Murphy’s workshops are notoriously very fast-paced: designed to get the most out of the day(s), allowing you to discover, and experience, more of the techniques and ideas that he uses with students and everyday in his studio.