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“Inspired 5” – week 2

Hi folks

Well as it’s week 2, I thought we must all be ready to take on a true master – Leonardo da Vinci! We based these charcoal drawings on one of his paintings – “La Scapigliata” from 1506. This one was a real challenge because there’s no room for error. Even the smallest changes make a huge difference in something like this. But you did not let me down and you’ve created some beautiful drawings this week. Well done everyone for rising to the challenge!

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

See you soon

Wendy


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Thank you!

Hi folks

A big thank you to everyone currently taking part in Leeds Art Group online courses. By donating 10% of your course fees we have together raised £105.00 for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who work hard to look after this wonderful county and the creatures in it. It’s great to know that Leeds Art Group are doing our bit to help them out. If you want to find out more about their work then click on this link to visit their website: https://www.ywt.org.uk/ and maybe even take part in the Great Yorkshire Creature Count taking place this weekend!

Thanks everyone.

Wendy x


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“Inspired 5” – week 1

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Great to have you all back after a week off between courses. We kicked off the new term with these watercolour paintings based on a painting by Paul Klee called “The Harbinger of Autumn”. Difficult to think about Autumn with the soaring temperatures outside at the moment but well done to all of you who managed to produce these fantastic pictures using a layering technique to build up the colours. A great start to the course everybody. Looking forward to next week.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

See you soon

Wendy


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“Inspired 4”, “Pencil & Paper 2” – week 5 and new courses starting June 2021!

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This week the “Inspired 4” course created these colourful and intricate paintings based on printmaker and illustrator Hannah Firmin. For the “Pencil and Paper 2” course, I asked you to draw the view from your window in a quick sketching style. What a great way to finish the current courses! The work you’ve produced over the past few weeks has been absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to see. Thank you to all of you for putting in so much effort. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.

Time for a week off now but courses will resume next week with the “Inspired 5” course and the “Pencil & Paper 3” course starting in the week commencing Monday 7th June. For full course details go to our Courses for 2021 page. If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch either by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

See you soon

Wendy


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“Inspired 4”, “Pencil & Paper 2” – week 4 and new courses starting June 2021!

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As the rain pours down outside my window I’m so glad I’ve got all your vibrant, colourful pictures to brighten my day. This week the artist Franz Marc was inspiring us in the “Inspired 4” course with his paintings of animals in every colour going! In the “Pencil and Paper 2” course we tackled ellipses, tone, proportion and detail – all wrapped up in one tin. Fantastic work everyone – keep it up!

We’ve got one more week of the current courses before a short break but we will return with the “Inspired 5” course and the “Pencil & Paper 3” course starting in the week commencing Monday 7th June. For full course details go to our Courses for 2021 page. If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch either by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

See you all next week

Wendy


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“Inspired 4” and “Pencil & Paper 2” – week 3

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Nice to see you all again after our week off. I’ve really enjoyed all the beautiful photos you’ve been sending me this week. In the “Inspired 4” course we continued the Art Deco theme but in a very different way with these colourful watercolour paintings based on Clarice Cliff pottery. In the “Pencil and Paper 2” course we looked at different types of fastenings and used tone to create the impression of overlapping.

Another week of great pictures everyone. Looking forward to next week’s masterpieces.

Wendy


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“Inspired 4” and “Pencil & Paper 2” – week 2

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This week the “Inspired 4” course went all Art Deco with these paintings based on the work of Tamara de Lempicka from the 1920s/1930s. A tough task but a great way to practice blending from one tone to another. The “Pencil and Paper 2” course used plants as their subject and focused on observing how leaves overlapping can create different shapes and tones.

Fantastic work everyone! It may be a typically wet bank holiday Monday but it’s perfect weather for being indoors and getting arty.

No classes this week but I’ll see you all when lessons resume in the week commencing Monday 10th May.

Wendy


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Thank you!

Hi everyone

I just wanted to say a big thank to all of you who are currently taking part in Leeds Art Group online courses. By donating 10% of your course fees we have together raised £157.50 for Leeds Women’s Aid who provide refuge for vulnerable women in need. Your contributions will make a huge difference to someone’s life when they need it the most. So thank you again.

Wendy x


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“Inspired 4” and “Pencil & Paper 2” – week 1

Hi everyone

It’s so good to have you all back after a couple of weeks break. It feels like spring has sprung since our last lesson. So what better way to start the “Inspired 4” course than with these roses based on a painting by Renoir? We focused on colour mixing and creating contrasts. The “Pencil & Paper 2” course started by drawing chairs and looking at all the negative spaces inbetween the spindles and legs as well as how the light falls on the object.

A brilliant start to the course everyone! I can’t wait to see what else you can do.

See you all next week.

Wendy


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“Inspired 3” – week 5 & New courses starting April 2021

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Easter is on it’s way and to celebrate you’ve been drawing these beautiful decorated egg designs based on traditional Ukrainian “Pysanky” eggs. The real eggs would normally be decorated using a wax resist technique but we used watercolour pencils which are great for creating all those intricate details and bright colours. Fantastic work everyone and a great finish to the current “Inspired 3” course.

We’ve now got a short break over Easter but the “Inspired 4” course and the “Pencil & Paper 2” course will be starting in the week commencing Monday 19th April (exactly a year after our very first online lesson!). For full course details go to our Courses for 2021 page. If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch either by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

Thank you to everyone who has joined me for the past 5 weeks.

Have a lovely Easter and I hope to see you soon

Wendy