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Sketchbook drawing and painting workshops in Cornwall

I’ve been busy planning my classes for this term and am excited to tell you what’s on offer. Here’s a full list of the workshops with a short summary of what I have on offer for the Autumn Term. I am also available for leading workshops at Art Groups, Festivals, Cafe’s, Craft Fairs etc. so do get in touch if you would like me to work with you. Sketchbook Drawing Club This is a chance to brush up on your observation and drawing skills. Each session we will look at a particular subject and discuss ideas for capturing your subject creatively and then set to work producing a beautifully illustrated sketchbook spread. We will be working from life where ever possible to really help us ‘see’ what actually is in front of us. All of our sketchbook classes will be held at Colroger Deli in Mullion Wednesdays 1.15-2.30pm. Book your […]

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Sketchbook Drawing Club

My next block of sketchbook drawing sessions will start April 30th. We will then meet every other Tuesday at the Colroger Deli 10-11.15am. Each session we will concentrate on a particular theme and I’ll be sharing ways in which to capture it in your sketchbook. £10 per session or block book all 5 for £45. Book online at www.melaniechadwick.co.uk.

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Map work for Dairyland Farm World

I’ve recently received the printed leaflets for DairyLand Farmworld with my maps on the back and they look so cool! I think the matt paper stock they’re printed on makes them feel super special and also lends themselves to little ones scribbling on the areas they have visited.  Creative direction was from the good folks at Idenna and they were pretty relaxed with how I worked the style. You can pick up one of these at any tourist point or supermarket in Cornwall that has a flyer area.  

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World Book Day project with LEAP

I recently took part in a collaborative project with Leap and St. Austell Printing Company. Creative Director Matt Hocking from Leap invited me to contribute as I have been supplying illustration work for them for the past 2 years and have a good relationship with them. I had to illustrate part of the story that was written by budding young writer Esme Hocking- Matt’s daughter. It was a fun project to be a part of and I especially liked the collaborative element. The project was initiated by SAPC as part of World Book Day with the aim of showcasing what they can do, as well as bringing together and marketing creative companies and design studios in Cornwall. There has been a good response to the project and it has been picked up by several newspapers and media outlets online.  

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Fish supper illustrations

  Here are my new illustrations based on a fishy theme. I really wanted to create a piece which showed textures and patterns along a fishy theme. I also wanted to make sure I could carry the design through to a range of products. Below you can see how the design works for a greeting’s card or journal cover and also how it has been transferred to a one colour screen print on tea towels and cushions. I enjoyed limiting myself to this simple colour palette as it meant I had to include more textures to keep the print interesting.