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Sketch noting with Suzy Cooper 3

  • 27 Jul 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Centre for Learning and Discovery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • 2


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Experience the TMAG in a new way by capturing your thoughts and observations using sketch noting. This fun method can be done by anyone and takes the pressure off ‘being able to draw’ or ‘being able to write’. Suzy Cooper will teach you simple methods you can copy exactly or adapt to suit yourself. Even the simplest words, sketches or found objects can look terrific if you apply some design ideas to them.  

Absolute beginners are absolutely catered for. If you’ve always wanted to draw or to add words to your drawings, come and join us. This would be a great preparation if you are planning a trip and wanting to keep a travel journal.

In this workshop:

  • You’ll get your own set of lovely art materials
  • Suzy will show you her method of combining words and drawings — you can copy it, modify it or completely change it
  • Learn how to take better photos and to use them to draw from
  • Learn some ‘cheat’ ways even less-confident drawers can still add great sketches to their work
  • Head in to TMAG to practice your sketch noting skills, by yourself or spend as much time with Suzy or others in the group as you like
  • Meet up with the rest of the group afterwards for a coffee and to share your work (if you want).


The idea of sketch noting

Here’s how Suzy Cooper describes her sketch noting:

‘I’m a writer who wanted to draw more. I’d studied some graphic design but wasn’t comfortable drawing. On my last holiday I set myself the challenge to write and draw every day — and to share my work with friends back home. I chose some very simple tools and gave myself a small number of rules (design elements) to apply to every page I worked on. My journal quickly became a fun part of every day and my confidence and drawing skills improved because I was having fun.’ 

Suzy is a long-time member of the Friends, and served on our committee a couple of years ago. 


Friends Members $75 (concession $55)

Non-members $95 (concession $75) 

includes art materials

Meet in the Link building across from the entrance to the Central Gallery

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