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New online course starting April 2020!

Hi everyone

Hope you are all keeping well and not going stir crazy just yet.  As promised, I will be running an online course from Monday 20th April 2020 called “Pencil and Paper”.  The  course will run for 5 weeks and costs £25.  This course will be specifically designed as a drawing course for beginners using just pencil and paper (and maybe a rubber and sharpener might be handy too) so that those with limited art materials at home will still be able to join.  It will also take as it’s subject matter, everyday objects from around the home that most of us will have.   
 
Lessons
The lessons will be delivered via a 30 minute online live chat/demonstration in which I will explain each task and you will be able to ask any questions.  We will use “Zoom”, an online web conferencing program and you will be sent a link on how to download this with your booking confirmation.  Zoom is free and you don’t need to set up an account.  You will be sent a link each week before the lesson which will take you straight to the lesson.
 
Times
I will be repeating the live lesson twice on Mondays – once at 10.00am and also at 6.30pm (please specify which time slot you would like when booking).  I have chosen these times as this is when the classes with Leeds Art Group would usually run but if there is another time that would be more appropriate then please let me know as others may feel the same and in which case I could set up another time slot.
 
Recorded video
Following the lesson you will also receive a link to a 30 minute recorded video of the whole picture being drawn by myself from start to finish in time lapse together with instructions along the way.
 
Information sheets
I will also email you an information sheet following the lesson with step by step instructions on how to create the drawing.  
 
Feedback/advice
Once you have produced your drawing I would be happy to receive any photos of your work and would gladly offer any advice or feedback that you might require.
 
Showing off
At Leeds Art Group we do like to show off our wonderful creations!  So if you send me a photo of your work there’s a good chance I will put it on this website or our Instagram page @leedsartgroup (still work in progress at the moment).  If you’d prefer me not to do this, just let me know.  Or if you’d prefer to do your own showing off then I can set up a WhatsApp group so that you can all post your masterpieces on there whenever you like and see what the rest of the group are doing.
If you have any questions or would like to book a place on the course please get in touch by either email:leedsartgroup@yahoo.co. uk or telephone: 07788 871286.
 
Take care and I hope to hear from you soon.

Wendy

 


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Cancellation of courses

Hi everyone

Due to the current Coronavirus situation all classes scheduled to start April 2020 are now cancelled.

Details of future online courses coming soon!  Click on the “Follow” tab (bottom right corner) to receive information on new courses as soon as they are announced or email me at:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286 if you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list.

In the meantime, stay safe and I will be in touch soon.

Wendy

 


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Cancellation of courses

Hi again

Due to the current Coronavirus situation all classes are cancelled from today onwards.

Bookings can still be made for the next term of courses starting Monday 20th April 2020 and the 1 day workshop on Monday 6th of April.  In the event of any cancellations your payment will be refunded in full.  I’m aware some people may understandably be waiting to see if the courses will run before booking a place.  However, if there aren’t enough people booked on the courses by the closing dates then I would need to cancel the courses anyway.  So I am advising people to book as soon as possible so that I can establish whether there will be enough people for the courses to run and, as mentioned, you would receive a full refund if they don’t run.  The closing date for the Aboriginal Pattern Workshop is 28th March 2020 and 10th April 2020 for all other courses.

The next term will be starting in April 2020.  There will be a one day Aboriginal Pattern Workshop on 6th April 2020 and the following courses will be starting in the week commencing Monday 20th April 2020: Beginners Birds Drawing Course 2, Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 and “Places”-Beginners Mixed Media Course.  For further details on all these courses go to the “Courses for 2020” page.  Email me at:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286 if you have any questions or would like to book a place.

In the meantime, stay safe and I hope to see you all soon.

Wendy

 



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Beginners Courses – Week 4 & New Courses starting April 2020

Hi everyone

This week the Beginners Birds Drawing Course created these really colourful drawings of a Bullfinch using oil pastels.  In the Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 we used a grid to help improve accuracy in both line and shading.  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 1 worked on eyes this week and produced some fantastic observation drawings.

The next term will be starting in April 2020.  There will be a one day Aboriginal Pattern Workshop on 6th April 2020 and the following courses will be starting in the week commencing Monday 20th April 2020: Beginners Birds Drawing Course 2, Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 and “Places”-Beginners Mixed Media Course.  For further details on all these courses go to the “Courses for 2020” page.  Email me at:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286 if you have any questions or would like to book a place.

Thank you to everyone who made it to class this week.  I will let you know in the next couple of days of any developments regarding next week’s lessons.

Hope to see you all soon.

Wendy

 

   


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Beginners Courses – Week 3 & New Courses starting April 2020

Hi folks

In the Beginners Birds Drawing Course this week we created pictures of Herons using collage torn from magazines.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 looked at scale and how to create tone in these enlarged drawings of natural forms.  In the Beginners Portraiture Course Level 1 we used both pencil and soft pastel to show tone when drawing noses.  There were a few challenges to face in all the courses this week but you handled them brilliantly and you are all improving every week.  Keep it up!

The next term will be starting in April 2020.  There will be a one day Aboriginal Pattern Workshop on 6th April 2020 and the following courses will be starting in the week commencing Monday 20th April 2020: Beginners Birds Drawing Course 2, Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 and “Places”-Beginners Mixed Media Course.  For further details on all these courses go to the “Courses for 2020” page.  Email me at:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286 if you have any questions or would like to book a place.

Courses can fill up quickly so please book early to secure your place.

See you all next week.

Wendy

 

   


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Beginners Courses – Week 2 & New Courses starting April 2020

Hi everyone

This week the Beginners Birds Drawing Course used soft pastels to create these colourful Kingfishers.  In the Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 we used manmade objects in a still life composition and focused on proportion.  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 1 looked at mouths and how to create tone with both pen and pencil.  Another good week of drawings – well done everyone!

The next term will be starting in April 2020.  There will be a one day Aboriginal Pattern Workshop on 6th April 2020 and the following courses will be starting in the week commencing Monday 20th April 2020: Beginners Birds Drawing Course 2, Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 and “Places”-Beginners Mixed Media Course.  For further details on all these courses go to the “Courses for 2020” page.  Email me at:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286 if you have any questions or would like to book a place.

Courses can fill up quickly so please book early to secure your place.

See you soon.

Wendy

 

   


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Beginners Courses – Week 1

Hi folks

It’s the first week of the new term and what a great start!  The Beginners Birds Drawing Course started us off with with some fantastic scraperboard drawings of starlings.  In the Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 we explored using different pencils and how to build up a picture of natural forms.  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 1 practised getting the proportions right as a good basis for a portrait.  Brilliant work everyone.  You all really threw yourselves into this first lesson and I’m looking forward to seeing how you all progress throughout the term.

See you all next week.

Wendy