Automatic Drawing Course (Online)

Tuesday 28th December 2021, 2-5pm GMT

Automatic drawing is about exploring the subconscious. It is one of the major contributions of the Surrealist movement to the Modern and Contemporary Art.

In this 3 hour course, Noriko will introduce work of automatic drawing by the Surrealists/Modern/Contemporary artists, psychics and spiritual artists, and her own experience on automatic drawing. Followed by a short meditation, you’ll be guided to create automatic drawings in black and white and then in colour. Noriko will also share blind contour drawing exercise as a tool to be present in the moment.
No artistic trainings or experiences required. Just be curious and enjoy the process of tapping into your subconscious mind!

This workshop will be held online via Zoom. Places are limited to 12.
For any inquiries, please contact:

Suggested Materials for this workshop:
🔸Several A4 or larger sheets of paper, or sketchbook
🔸A few black and white drawing utensils – choose from:
  • pencils B-9B
  • Charcoal
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Felt tip markers
🔸A few colour drawing utensils – choose from:
  • Coloured pencils
  • Soft pastels
  • Oil pastels
  • Crayons
Pencil drawing of a man by Noriko Matsubara
Date: Tuesday 28th December 2021
Time: 2-5pm GMT (3-6pm CET / 9am-12pm EST / 6-9am PST)
Fee: £75
About Noriko:
Noriko Matsubara is a Japanese artist, illustrator and author based in the North East of England. She loves to connect children and their carers through art and books, and enrich people’s lives through creative activities.
Her children’s book series “Bocchi and Pocchi” has been published in the UK and translated into six languages. She has recently worked with BBC Children’s for their Storytime App. She runs Japanese art workshops to help people be absorbed in their creativity through a simple and therapeutic activity.
She has worked with various organisations as well as individuals to help them explore Japanese art and express themselves in a new way.
Noriko Matsubata