Try lots of different drawing and painting materials with clear instructions in how to use them correctly. Get answers to all your burning questions about drawing and painting and leave excited, knowledgeable and feeling more confident.
Learn to ‘see’ more
Learn the right approach to drawing to help you ‘see’ more details, along with a range of measuring techniques to help you draw with more accuracy and improve proportions. This session also covers perspective and ensures you grasp all the underlying principles and how to apply this to your drawings.
Draw with accuracy + detail
Put into practice all we have learnt so far by tackling a still life drawing. Students will be supported with lots of one-to-one guidance every step of the way. Learn to improve shading and start to feel more confident with all the basic drawing techniques.
Experiment with art materials
Demonstrations in a variety of materials will help students discover their creative side. Students will have the opportunity to draw with willow and compressed charcoal and soft chalk pastels, and paint in acrylics. This session is about exploring individual creativity but also to practice the technical drawing skills from session 1 + 2.
Experiment with water colour paints
The final session is dedicated to teaching watercolour painting. Students will be introduced to brush control, and a host of tips and tricks that can be applied to all types of painting. Insights into the world of acrylic gels + mediums , comparisons between brands, and tips on where to save money is also included.
By the end of the course …
Students complete the course having gained enough knowledge and experience to feel excited about continuing to learn and develop their drawing and painting with confidence and ease.
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“A fantastic introduction to drawing and painting. I learnt so much about technique, materials and equipment I feel excited to go away and practice what I have learnt.”
“Really enjoyable, Brian has a great approach to teaching, informative, encouraging and fun! Learnt more in a weekend than in a previous beginners course of 10 weeks.” Wendy B
“Strongly recommend. Relaxing, thoughtful and pleasurable learning experience.”