Expressive drawing, l1 – Jan 2020

I have learnt to be open to new techniques. Keep trying new things.

Jude N

I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Creative drawing: introduction course this weekend. This course gives students the opportunity to reinforce the drawing skills taught on the beginner’s course and develop their drawing skills further towards personal expression and creativity. Again, it was a popular choice for people, and I am heartened to know so many people really value the chance to learn and develop their drawing and creative skills.

Many students arrive on my courses feeling unsure as Kirsty explained how she felt a “bit overwhelmed. Felt anxious I was on a course that was too high level”. However, after a warm welcome when they arrive, some gentle nurturing and high-quality teaching students generally find that their experience has been, as Kirsty discovered, a “mix of fun and learning. Challenging but not too hard.” Please read further to discover what the other students thought of the course.

Student Testimonials

“Do it! Very good! Excellent teaching. You need no experience or you can have lots of experience. A good mix of people to learn from and with.” My course highlight was “the quality of teaching. Meeting my expectation. Already booked my next [course].”
Lorraine M

“As someone who doesn’t draw I found it quite challenging but I have got loads out of it and have really enjoyed the weekend. Particularly liked using different materials.” My course highlight was “creating my own art and hearing techniques to improve.”
Sian O

“Strongly recommend. The 5-point method of drawing will help me going forward. The water-soluble pencils are great – intend to buy some.”
Mary A

“This course was well thought out and organised. Each technique was demonstrated and there was lots of helpful guidance.” I have learnt “to draw more freely, expressively but importantly learning about the drawing methodology.”
Annick C

“Really enjoyable and very fun. Time flies.”
Anne C

“Thought provoking, expanding ideas, pushing ideas, taking myself out of my comfort zone. I have learnt to be open to new techniques. Keep trying new things. I want to continue to paint/draw after not done anything for 10 years. I really enjoyed all of it.”
Jude N

“A great intro for beginners like myself. Inspiring.”
Olivia S

“Interesting, fast moving, good instruction.” My course highlights were “last paintings on the day – both days.”
Margaret W