Begin to draw + paint – July 2018

I had a wonderful time this weekend in a studio full of students looking to take their first steps in learning how to draw and to find out about using different drawing and painting materials.  Always a lovely course to teach, this weekend was no exception.  The group got on really well together so a lovely relaxed social atmosphere dominated the weekend with lots of chatting and sharing of drawings.  Gerry summed up the weekend as, “Relaxed, encouraging environment.” and David found the weekend, ” Relaxed and supportive but covered a great number of topics.”  Read further to find out what the other students thought about their own experience.

Student comments

“Learnt a lot in a short time with pressure to be perfect.  Encouraged to develop at own pace.  Learnt what I like to use so that i can go and practice at home.”
Gerry T

“It’s given me a taster of different forms of art and as an absolute beginner, some more confidence to go forward.”
Babs B

“Very thorough introduction to drawing and painting – this course is a taster of different mediums and techniques.  I’ve learnt different techniques for drawing and I’ve been able to experiment different mediums, which I wouldn’t have been able to do by myself.  Great teacher and content.”
Jeanne W

“Relaxed and supportive. Great overview of different techniques and approaches.”
David W

“Intense – covering a taste of everything in a short space of time.  Be prepared for a challenging first day and an exploratory second day. Challenging and rewarding.”
Elizabeth A

“Fun, relaxing, engaging.  Lots to do and think about.  Plenty of time to put techniques into practice.  Good fun, playing and experimenting with materials.  Lovely relaxed atmosphere.  Friendly non-judgmental teacher.  [Highlights of the course were] experimenting with different materials.  Loved learning basics of drawing.”
Serena C

“This course is a brilliant introduction into drawing and painting techniques.  You will learn loads in a really relaxed atmosphere. I really enjoyed it.  It was spot-on.”
Monique S

“Very enjoyable – informative, relaxed atmosphere.  Brian is a great tutor makes you feel confident with no pressure at all – it’s fun!! I was very nervous at first.”
Bernadette C

“A taster course about drawing and trying the basic art media.  Plus information about tools to use.  Did what it said on the tin – in a relaxed, easy, friendly non-judgmental teaching style.
Anne M

“Very relaxed atmosphere with experienced tutor on hand to help support.  Learnt lots of techniques to improve my drawing skills and make pictures look realistic.  Introduced to lots of new materials and how to begin to use them.”
Anna R

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