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Cortijo Romero
Cortijo Romero

Keeping A Sketchbook Journal

A uniquely personal way to recall experiences

From Saturday Jun 02, 2018 to Saturday Jun 09, 2018
Cost: £730.00
Availability: CALL

Most of us carry a camera on holiday, to significant events - and nowadays almost everywhere. Although we may get a lot of images, they don't usually recall our personal response to an experience. There is another way…

A sketch enables us to record only what is significant for us, leaving out everything else to make a unique record. It takes longer too, so we are obliged to pay more attention and be more fully in the experience. As Roger puts it:

"For much of my life I carried a sketchbook when I’ve been travelling or simply going out locally. Generally, it’s not to make a sketch which I could turn into a painting later but as a way of seeing right now. When I look back at a sketch I can recall the place; its flavour and my feelings in a way that a photograph fails to capture."

Course Leader

Roger Hart
Roger is an artist, art therapist and Alexander Technique teacher. His friends urged him to share his long and joyful experience of keeping his sketchbook journal.



The Roots of Happiness
with Judi Ledward
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People Say…

"Really excellent. I had always wanted to try sketching but had been afraid to, after being told as a child that I wasn't any good at art. The course took me from being a frightened novice to being able to produce very satisfying sketches of people and places by the end of the week. We seemed to cover a lot of techniques without ever feeling pressurised or rushed. We all enjoyed it so much that we chose to sketch on the day excursion in the mountains and in Orgiva on the market day visit. We had many of our course lessons in outdoor locations, both in and out of Cortijo Romero, which really brought the course to life. "

Sue Swire (Jarvis)