Charcoal drawing – June 2023

“Detailed exploration of charcoal and two challenging projects.

Barbara B

With charcoal being one of my own favourite materials I always look forward to teaching this 1-day workshop. I love the way charcoal so easily engages students and encourages them to be bolder and more expressive than they may otherwise be. The drawing results were amazing and I enjoyed supporting this small but lovely group of students.

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Student comments

“Great exploration of charcoal as a drawing medium. Learnt about the different types of charcoal, different techniques and also some tips on drawing composition. [My course highlight was] drawing the boxes. Thank you.”
Sarah E

“Detailed exploration of charcoal and two challenging projects. [I learnt about] how charcoal works and the variety of possibilities. The importance of balancing tones and making interesting marks. [My course highlight was] drawing the big shoe. Well thought out course and teaching.”
Barbara B

“Excellent teaching and informative session with good explanations of techniques. [My course highlight was] drawing large scale. Although charcoal isn’t my passion – I walked away with a genuine interest in the medium.”
Luke M