“At the end I really felt confident and safe in knowledge I had learnt something”.
My spring Urban sketching course took place last weekend with a fab group of 8 students. Mostly beginners but some with more drawing experience who were wanting to learn new techniques to use and brush up on their perspective. I cater for all levels so it was great to see how students developed and grew in confidence by the end of the weekend. As Heather said of her experience, “Friendly atmosphere, opportunity to try new techniques, very supportive”. I make sure I give as much 1:1 support and guidance as students need to ensure all students progress, enjoy themselves and leave with their skills and confidence boosted. read further to find out what the other students thought of the course.
“Fun, sociable. In a fab setting. Love the warehouse [Hope Mill Grade 2* listed]. My course highlight was “meeting new people and learning together seeing what others do.”
“Brian structured the days really well which is what I needed to build my skills and confidence. And when things weren’t going well and I couldn’t see why he stepped in with the perfect solution. Brian is gentle, supportive and knows what he is talking about.” My course highlights are being “…really pleased with the sketches I brought home. Seeing what getting brave with tone can do.”
“Very good – Very friendly”‘ I learnt the “step by step approach – detail last, and Perspective is not the only thing”.
“Friendly atmosphere, opportunity to try new techniques, very supportive. I feel I have an insight into urban sketching and a range of skills I can work to improve. Good value for money, enjoyable”.
“Highly recommended. Brian is a very insightful, positive and a brilliant teacher. Group is supportive and fun. Professional, logical, consistent approach. At the end I really felt confident and safe in knowledge I had learnt something”.
“Personally very challenging in aspects of perspective but I found Brian very patient and understanding in repeating instruction. Small friendly groups – lovely workspace – even the most inexperienced feel good”. My course highlight was “all good and I now know more than when I started”.
“A wonderful experience both with regard to theory of 2 point perspective and the creative aspect of urban sketching. Brian is an inspiration teacher, thank you”.
“Relaxing 2 day technical and practical art course. No pressure and knowledgeable trainer”. My course highlight was “getting it right and the last ‘live’ drawing by the lock.”