EVents

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You're invited:

I'd love you to join me this October at EYE SPY: my first solo exhibition and pop-up sketch shop!

Come take a sneak peek inside my sketchbooks and feast your eyes on over 100 original fashion illustrations: plus limited edition prints, accessories and more!

As well as eyeing up (and buying up!) all my work, I'll be encouraging all visitors to get creative and enter my dress design competition. And I'll happily ply you with FREE SWEETS in exchange for sketches... 

FREE ENTRY

No booking required - just drop in, explore and draw! 

Opening hours: 

  • Saturday 14th: 10-6pm
  • Sunday 15th: 10-3pm

Private view: Friday 13th 7-9pm - RSVP to dulcimer@dulcimerdraws.com

    Wrap Party: 

    THE FASHION SKETCHUP
    Sunday 15th @ 3pm

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    I'm not a big party girl, so instead of a boozy wrap party, I've decided to run a little workshop instead!

    If you're interested in fashion illustration and want to play alongside others who are too, come along to this 2 hour workshop and unleash your creative fabulousness on the world!

    We'll be exploring and experimenting with lots of different tools and techniques: as well as colouring, trying our hand at dress design and drawing from a live model. Come join the fun!

    Advanced booking essential: only 10 spaces available


    WORKSHOPS

    I run a series of fun-focused art workshops that encourage people to unleash, explore and express their creativity in new ways - and have a whole lot of fun along the way!  I don't teach techniques and there are no set rules or objectives: other than to relax, play with the process and experience the joy of sketch! 

     

    THE SOCIAL SKETCHUP

    The Social Sketchup is a friendly creative workshop designed to help you relax, have fun and connect with others through drawing and art.  Themes and activities are different each time: you could be drawing portraits, colouring things in, working on a collaborative collage... or all of the above!

    The aim is that, by the end of the 2 hour session, you leave feeling inspired, in tune with your creativity and raring to blast your way through until the weekend: armed with a sketchbook full of AMAZING ART and a balloon with your face on it!

    Tickets are £15 standard / £10 students: including all materials and a FREE sketchbook.   NB: You don't need to be 'a creative type' to attend and enjoy The Social Sketchup! It's for all levels including - and especially for - those who say/think they "can't draw"! 

    Here's how a few former attendees have described the Sketchup experience: 

    "Seriously sketchy madness!"

    "A bit like a hen-do - only with drawing instead of dancing!"

    "So much fun and surprisingly relaxing!"

    "A really uplifting way to spend an evening - great to sketch alongside others!"

    "so much fun and I loved the variety of activities on offer! it took me back to my primary school art days - but this time there was BOOZE!"

     

    Forthcoming SKETCHUPs: 

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    A Spooktacular Special
    Wednesday 26th October @ The Doodle Bar


    Team Sketchups

    I deliver bespoke Social Sketchups to teams working across a variety of corporate contexts and sectors.  

    Team Sketchups can be delivered on a one-off or regular basis as part of your company's staff wellbeing programme.  It's democratic, accessible to all and will help your team to unleash their creativity, experience mindfulness and to connect and communicate with each other in new ways.   Unlike many team-building workshop the activities involved in in a Sketchup aren't competitive, so it's a great leveller: not to mention a great way for colleagues to de-stress, cut out the usual business talk and enjoy some much-needed quiet time! 

    Having spent 13 years working in marketing before going 'full on' Dulcimer Draws, I know all too well the pain of attending dry team-building workshops and the pressure of attending summer parties, work drinks and other 'forced fun'!  I devised and run team Sketchups because I'm passionate about the stress-busting benefits of drawing and the bonds that can be built when groups engage in collaborative creative activities.   

    For rates and to discuss your first Team Sketchup please email: dulcimer@dulcimerdraws.com

    Here's what some of the team at Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna had to say about their Team Sketchup: 

    "Brilliant - not the usual 'enforced' fun!"

    "I'd definitely recommend it: you forget about the stress and pressures of your day and have a laugh!"

    "We always do something competitive so it was nice just to have fun"

    "A really new way of bonding"

    "So different and unique: I've never done anything like this.  

    "A great way to have some fun whilst getting to know colleagues"

    "A unique, creative de-stressing session"


    Sketch ApPEAL

    Single? Creative? Got a face?! 

    stop swipinG: COME sketch your way to love instead!  

    London's first ever sketchdating night, I launched Sketch Appeal in Shoreditch back in 2014, following a life-changing conversation about creativity and dating with my mate Cait.

    They say the eyes are the window to the soul: so what better way to size up potential suitors than by looking them straight in the eyes and drawing their portrait?  Forget the chat-up lines: Sketch Appeal is all about the fineliners and the eye lines!

    Featuring speed portrait sketching, pair work and fun group challenges, Sketch Appeal is a friendly way to meet, mingle and test your 'sketchual chemistry' with potential matches.

    Here's what a few former daters had to say about Sketch Appeal: 

    "I didn't find love but I did discover hidden talent for balloon art!" 

    "I was initially nervous about drawing someone who I'd only just met: mainly in case I made them look hideous!

    But it was tonnes of fun, a great way to break the ice and in the end no-one even cares about the quality of your drawing!"

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    in-store events

    Looking for a friendly artist to captivate the crowds & create some buzz around your brand

    I love interacting with customers and talking to people about my creative work: and encouraging them to do their own!    

    I've collaborated with a number of retailers, including Oasis and the Covent Garden UK flagship of make-up brand, 3INA: for whom I devised and ran a live creative colourthon and competition last September. 

    If you've already got something in mind, great: get in touch!

    Equally if you'd like to do something but not sure what, drop me a line: I'm full of creative ideas!  I've also got 13 years brand marketing experience too, which comes in rather handy when planning these things... 

    Email: dulcimer@dulcimerdraws.com