Begin to draw + paint : 21-22 April 2018

Begin to draw + paint course diary

The Begin to draw + paint weekend course last week was once again fully booked.  It was a lovely group of students to teach who all got along well and supported each other in their learning.  Lizzie considered the course to be “Amazing – awesome – informative – detailed.”  She was also generous enough to leave the comment that, “Brian [me!] is very talented to cram such detailed descriptions into the lessons whilst managing a large group [10] of people and making it fun.”  Sowhat did we get up to?

Day 1 of the weekend is the more technical day of the course with a lot of learning about perspective and methodology of drawing.  Developing the right approach to how we start to draw is important and it was amazing seeing how adopting this approach immediately enabled people to draw more accurately.  By the end of the day students had an excellent grounding in measuring techniques, perspective and how to approach drawings step by step.  Also – most importantly of all – they understand that for all the technicality of drawing their individual creativity and personal style is MOST IMPORTANT of all!

Day 2 of the weekend is far more relaxed and fun and it focuses on playing with materials – not so that students can become experts in any of them but as a compare and contrast exercise and give students a chance to experience using materials some of them have not used before.

Read further to see what the other students said about the course.


Student comments

“Very good intro.  Fun to be with others.  Very tiring surprisingly but in a good way.”
Sandra M

“Excellent.  Nervous about coming but didn’t need to be! Everyone should give it a go.  “Learnt a lot [that will help me improve in the future] – watercolours – I never knew how to use them. Pencil drawing, perspective, angles, etc.”
Isabel H

“Very good experience, very helpful.”
Gabrielle M

“Very good if you want to begin to sketch and have a taste of different materials and paints. It was a very enjoyable introduction to start a new hobby.”
Heather W

“Excellent, well worth the money! Brian excellent tutor, individually and in the group. I have learnt new techniques and been able to use medias that I have not used before.  [I would recommend the course because] classes not too big and confidence boosting by the bundle.”
Christine G

“Great way to get some confidence and make a start. [It was an] injection of talent into me! Very comfortable calm atmosphere. Supportive.”
Michael P

“It is an overview of all the major types of artwork, to give you a flovour of what you might like. I’ve learnt what everything is for, and I’ve learnt to have confidence to give things a go at home.  Relaxed and friendly environment to learn the basics.”
Thomas M

“Great fun, very relaxed, great teaching style, nice atmosphere.  I learnt the basics to increased my drawing and gained confidence. Supportive and humble teacher, sound knowledge. A welcoming environment.”
Gabor P

“This course teaches you all the basic skills you need to begin to draw and paint! I found it empowering! It made me feel more confident about creating artwork.  Learning the 5 guidelines was the best!! Brian makes the whole thing of creating art work very accessible.  it gives you one to one attention to which, which helps.  Do this course and you will be able to draw + paint!”
Elaine B

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