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“Flower” Draw Along

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Well done to everyone who joined the live online “Draw Along” this week. The image we worked from was a photograph by Karl Blossfeldt. We focused on how to create different tones and how to use contrasts in tone to create these fantastic drawings. Brilliant work everyone. It’s really great being able to all draw together in real time even if we aren’t in the same room. I hope you’re enjoying these Draw Alongs as much as I am.

Below are some of the drawings produced during the lesson and more can be seen on our Instagram page @leedsartgroup

To book on the “Lion” Draw Along please go to the courses page: https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/

Hope to see you all soon

Wendy


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Courses – week 3

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This week was collage week in the “Inspired 1” course and we took inspiration from Matisse’s colourful cut outs. Well done to all of you for just going for it and enjoying the process as much as the outcome. The “Pencil and Paper 3” course were practising their control of different tones and how we can use tone to describe surfaces. Fabulous work everyone, keep it up!

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

There are still spaces on the live online “Lion Draw Along” happening 25th October 2021. Go to the courses page for further details:https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/

See you all soon

Wendy


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Courses – week 2 and new Draw Alongs

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This week the “Inspired 1” course looked at the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and created these vibrantly colourful paintings. In the “Pencil and Paper 3” course we explored all the different effects we could achieve using just pencil for these illuminated letters covered in different patterns, shapes, marks and tones. Brilliant work everyone. I hope you’re all enjoying the courses.

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

There are also 2 new live online “Draw Alongs” happening in October – “Flower” and “Lion”. Go to the courses page for further details:https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/

See you next week

Wendy


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Courses – week 1 and new Draw Alongs

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It’s good to be back after our Summer break and great to see all your pictures again. In the “Inspired 1” course we took the expressive paintings of Van Gogh as our starting point and in the “Pencil and Paper 3” we went with a classic – still life (natural forms). Well done everyone, a fantastic start to the new term.

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

There are also 2 new live online “Draw Alongs” happening in October – “Flower” and “Lion”. Go to the courses page for further details:https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/

See you soon

Wendy


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“Giraffe” Draw Along

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We had another live online “Draw Along” this week and our subject was this handsome giraffe. It was a tough ask to fit so much into our hour and a half lesson but you all did brilliantly and many of you have told me how much you enjoyed drawing the giraffe – I think it shows! Well done everyone, fantastic work!

Below are some of the drawings produced during the lesson and more can be seen on our Instagram page @leedsartgroup

To book on our future Draw Alongs: “Flower” and “Lion” please go to the courses page: https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/

Hope to see you all soon

Wendy


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“Hands” Draw Along

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Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever live online “Draw Along” this week. As always, you amazed me with how well you all did with the task. Our subject was “Hands” which many people consider one of the hardest things to draw, so you did incredible well.

Below are some of the drawings produced during the lesson and more can be seen on our Instagram page @leedsartgroup

Hope to see you all soon

Wendy


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“Draw Along” Sessions August 2021

Hi everyone

I will be holding the following “Draw Along” sessions via Zoom. (Please note: this is the same lesson repeated twice.)

Date: Monday 23rd August
Time:  10am- 11.30am         
Subject:  “Hands”.  
Materials needed:  White drawing paper, pencil/s (I will be using HB, 2B and 4B but whatever pencils you have will be fine), rubber and pencil sharpener.
Price: £7
Payment ref: HANDSMORN

Date: Monday 23rd August
Time:  6pm – 7.30pm         
Subject:  “Hands”.  
Materials needed:  White drawing paper, pencil/s (I will be using HB, 2B and 4B but whatever pencils you have will be fine), rubber and pencil sharpener.
Price: £7
Payment ref: HANDSEVE

Closing date for payments:  Friday 20th August

During the session I will give step by step instructions on how to create the drawing focusing on proportion, shape, shading and how to use tone to create a 3D effect.  The camera will give a view of my hands throughout the session so you will be able to see my picture taking shape whilst creating your own at the same time.

Please contact me if you would like to book a place so I can send you the booking details.  Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque.  If you already have my online payment details please use the reference:  HANDSMORN for the morning session and HANDSEVE for the evening session.  Please drop me an email when you have paid so that I can confirm receipt and book you on the correct session.

I will email the Zoom meeting link to everyone after the closing date along with the image to draw from.  The image can be printed out if you wish or you can display it in a window on your screen during the session.

If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch either by email at leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Hope to see you soon.

Wendy


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“Inspired 5” – week 5

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As this is the last lesson of the current course I thought it might be nice to finish on a local lad. So this week we looked at Bradford born David Hockney and his painting of “Garrowby Hill” from 1998. The emphasis of the painting was on colour, shape and a bit of perspective thrown in for good measure. David Hockney turned 84 this week so happy birthday David and I hope you like our tribute.

You can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup

Time for a Summer break for Leeds Art Group but we’ll be back in one form or another in August/September. As soon as I have some definite details about future classes I will post the information on here. In the meantime, if you have any questions please get in touch by either email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Have a lovely Summer everyone and I hope to see you soon

Wendy x


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“Inspired 5” – week 4

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This week we went dotty with a a bit of “Pointillism” technique. We used Georges Seurat’s painting “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” as our inspiration and explored the idea of visual colour mixing by placing colours next to each rather than mixing them before applying them to the picture. Quite a tricky one but well done to you all for having a go at yet another technique and coming up with some beautiful pictures once again. Great work!

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 5” – week 3

Hi everyone

Time for some colour this week! We based these fantastic pictures on African printed textiles and used watercolour and collage to create big and bold patterns. I’ve loved seeing all your bright, vibrant patterns this week. They’re enough to cheer anyone up on a rainy afternoon. Well done everyone!

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

See you next week

Wendy