iPad Sketching Workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum, July 11, 2015
On July 11th a group of students and myself enjoyed a wonderful day of creativity, learning and fun at the beautiful and historic Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. We focused on using the app Sketch Club. The students ranged from full time professional artists to those with no prior formal art training, and included some who were new to the iPad as well as experienced iPad artists. Everyone was able to successfully create many drawings throughout the day and record, replay and share their whole process, brush stroke by stroke. We took inspiration from a selection of items from the museum handling collection specially brought out for the purpose, and in the magnificent galleries (including the Ironworks gallery and the Weston Cast Hall). Here are some photos from the day.
Thank you for running such a wonderful session – the smiles on people’s faces as they left said it all. Thanks again for all your hard work in getting the most out of the day.
Team Leader, Digital Programmes
Victoria & Albert Museum
Great course Jeremy. I was both interested and impressed by the work presented and the way people are imaginatively exploiting the iPad for different purposes. Inspiring – there was a real buzz in the group as the potential started to seep through. Having it set in the museum with the objects on the table and then in the galleries really works. People latch onto the exhibits and spaces and get really into observational drawing. Wonderful! As always a lot of fun.
Many thanks to all my wonderful students, and to Alex, Alessandro and the whole V&A Learning Centre team who organized and hosted this workshop and helped make it a special experience for all who attended.