“The course was challenging and interesting. It was presented well and I never felt out of my depth even though I have never drawn or painted anything before.”
The first course after my return from summer holidays is always special. Getting back into teacher mode giving me an opportunity to share my love of a structured approach to drawing as a basis for greater freedom and creativity, always gives me a boost and I relish the chance to share my approach with students. A great group to work with and support all weekend.
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“It’s a really great way to try out a whole load of different techniques for both drawing and painting. No prior knowledge is assumed and that’s really helpful. [My course highlights were] working with brighter pastels and feeling free to play and try. Its opened my mind to my potential regards drawing and painting. Its a stretching course that tells you an awful lot to get you started. Nice one!!”
“Really great intro to different mediums and materials. Plus covering some great drawing fundamentals. Beginners how-to of several different art materials plus benefits and drawbacks of each. Which mediums I feel most comfortable with.”
“Very good. More advanced drawing techniques than I knew. First experience of painting since primary school – all of it interesting and enjoyable.”
“The course was challenging and interesting. It was presented well and I never felt out of my depth even though I have never drawn or painted anything before.” I have learned about perspective and methods of drawing and painting using different mediums. I loved using the charcoal and pastels. I have learned much more than expected.”
“Very informative of basic methods and tools to start. I deal for someone who hasn’t done art for 50 years! [I have learned] lots! Learned to trust my eye but also importance of measuring. Learned that I like forgiving mediums like willow charcoal drawing. I wasn’t sure what I expected but am going away with lots of info and a feel for trying more.”
“Useful – very busy. Drawing and painting skills have all improved. Lots of structure has helped. A great all-round overview.”
“An excellent introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and sketching with a range of painting and colour techniques. Friendly group and supportive tutor. [I have learned] how to approach a drawing starting from plotting points, adding shapes, shading and measurements . Will transform how I approach this. [My course highlights were] day 1 – whilst challenging it taught me a lot and being open and creative on day 2. Met my expectations on exploring materials and exceeded my expectations on learning an approach to drawing.”
“A very enjoyable weekend of exploring all manners of drawing and painting. [I have learned] the basics of drawing and practice with different styles of painting.”
“This is a course which teaches you the techniques in a fun and informative way. You learn the basics from drawing into painting. Different materials and mediums are explored with practicals. I’ve learned about seeing images as a whole, perspectives as well as different paints. Painting with watercolours was the best. It was fun and informative.”
“A great introduction to many different art techniques and materials. A method of drawing and painting that I can now follow and practice. The drawing techniques were a highlight. It has exceeded expectations.”