What my students say...
"After years of working on a laptop I had forgotten just how much doodling and scribbling used to be a part of life - in lessons, in lectures and meetings!!
I have no art training at all, so my inner critic was primed and ready to go when I decided to try Fiona's drawing Instagram challenge last year, but there is no pressure to share anything - just have fun, keep repeating the exercises and loosen up a bit.
I made myself have a go and I loved it! I was actively involved in a screen taught tutorial, with Fiona working right in front of me. She is an experienced university tutor and creative mentor, and is extremely engaging.
I covered lots of paper with blind drawings of faces, non-dominant hand pen drawings and used different mark making techniques. It made me realise I would really benefit from committing to a longer course. I scanned my scribbles to play around with digitally, and was amazed to see a new range of work emerge. My Quiet People cards and postcards are the direct result of taking part in this challenge.
I wish I had Fiona pushing me to create more often - she is very firm about continuing to practice. I still need to play more, but I realised how much I love pen drawing and all I can say is, take the course."