The first class of Contemporary Realism Drawing class today was about finding the beauty in something as simple as a scrunched up piece of paper. We scrunched up our eyes to locate the tonal shapes and we sushed the brain to trust our eyes. After a few warm ups with charcoal that focussed on "really looking", we moved on to graphite pencils and getting to know their characteristics, to create fine, technical tonal drawings of our scrunched up pieces of paper. We explored mark
Week 2 of 'Making a Mark' was led by Sarah Calmus and the session delved into typography in art. The class began with a few quick warm up exercises. Creating a drawing of an object through the repetitive overlaying a letter. I particularly love the teapot constructed from T's.... Following on from this, the class was asked to create these mood drawings. What colour did they associate with a particular mood. The class had also been asked to bring in a piece of text. The text
What a fantastic start to Jill and Sarah's 8 week 'Making A Mark' course. Last night was all about texture, surface and material substance. The class was given various tonal papers and encouraged to experiment with mono printing as a means of mark making, rolling the ink directly onto the still life objects and then transferring this surface impression onto paper. These papers were then torn, cut and rearranged to create an image of an object.
Experimental Drawing will kick of on Monday next week with the first session exploring the surface of objects using experimental printmaking techniques. Other sessions in the course will involve working with text as a means to inspire drawing, drawing sound and movement and exploring the concept of weight and form in drawings. We are also excited to be incorporating working from the life model for a couple of sessions, capturing the gesture of a pose. What is the model doin
‘Drawing on the Landscape’ is a new course led by Jill Martin Boualaxai once the weather get a bit warmer. This 6 week course will be split between a week of location drawing and a week experimenting with printmaking as a way of developing this sketchbook work. Find out more information and how to Book Now
Rachel Mcbrinn is joining us on Wednesday evenings, to run a 5-week class exploring collage as a form of image-making, looking at a range of contemporary methods. evenings. The freedom of collage allows for unexpected connections and juxtapositions to be made, ideal for generating new ideas, situations and compositions. Only a few spaces remaining... Book Now
Looking for something to do Wednesday afternoons? Look no further... learn how to 'Draw just like that' With the lovely Jenna Corcoran. Classes explore the qualities of achromatic mediums charcoal and graphite to focus on mark making, tone, form and technique. Using both observational drawing and reference images we will learn how to achieve realistic looking drawings by focussing on achieving correct proportion & perspective, and capturing important details and textures.
Looking forward to the next drink and draw session at the Safari Lounge this coming Thursday. Still tickets available through eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drink-and-draw-life-drawing-session-tickets-41451991021 #lifedrawing #printmaking #artclass #drinkanddraw