My 2nd post lockdown workshop took place on Tuesday evening. Again, it has to be said just how enjoyable it is being back in the studio talking about the subject I love the most – art! The Matisse workshop is part of a series of 3 short evening workshops that balances a bit of art […]
Finally, after 4 months of Cornavirus lockdown I was allowed to hold courses again. With much reduced class sizes (just 5 students max) and loads of mitigations in place to reduce risk as much as possible the Begin to draw + paint course was the first course held to mark the unlocking of lockdown. It […]
BOOK REVIEWAn artists guide to unlocking the mysteries of visual perception. By Heather Spears. ClickOn 7th March 2020, I travelled to Copenhagen to Heather Spears’ book launch for this black & white edition of The Creative Eye, and retrospective of her beautiful line drawings. The next day Copenhagen was in Coronavirus Lockdown, and not too […]
Gallery + museum collections Google is doing amazing things in helping to make the worlds information accessible to all. This includes putting thousands of images online from art galleries and museums from around the world. Travel the world’s art galleries from the comfort of your own home.
Splodges-draw what you see Its difficult to give our imaginations time and space to roam free. This projects is a workout for your imagination. Challenge Introduction Draw what you see – introduction to ‘Hirameki’ with an interview with the ‘inventors’. Our brains are hard wired to help us understand the world around us. We need […]
Time travel portraits Imagine yourself in the world of your favourite artist. Time-Travel through the centuries and re-imagine yourself like you’ve never been drawn before. Challenge Introduction Imagine yourself in the world of your favourite artist. Travel to Basquiat’s Brooklyn in the 1970’s, Rembrandt’s Netherlands of the 17th century, or put yourself in Gauguin’s Tahiti […]
Draw and ellipse in easy steps A drawing lesson to teach you an easy way to draw an ellipse accurately and then enjoy a creative project exploring ellipses. Ellipses are part of everyday life – we all need to draw them well. Teaching students to draw an ellipses can get way too complicated and […]
Creating spatial depth An art lesson teaching you how to use shading and tone to create spatial depth using the principles of aerial perspective There are many ways artists create the illusion of depth and space in their drawing and paintings. To create a sense of space for your 3D objects to exist within […]