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Beginners Courses – Week 7 & new courses starting September 2019!

That’s all folks!

Yes, we have come to the end of the current term but the Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 3 finished in a flurry of colour with these amazing ink block paintings of jelly fish.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 had yet another big challenge this week  – the human figure.  We focused on proportion mainly and you all made great progress during the lesson.  Big thanks to Rhiannon, our life model, for stepping in at the last minute.  Thank you to everyone for all your hard work this term and for producing such fantastic pictures each week.  It’s been an absolute pleasure seeing all the lovely work you’ve created and I’ll look forward to seeing more when the new term starts in September.

The courses available for September are a brand new course – “Places” – Beginners Mixed Media Course and two other courses:  Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 and Beginners Watercolour Painting Course 2.  Full course details can be found on the Courses for 2019 page by clicking here.  If you have any questions about the courses or would like to book a place then please get in touch either by email:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286 or via the Contact page.

Enjoy the rest of the Summer and I hope to see you all in September.

Cheerio!

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 6 & new courses starting September 2019!

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This week the Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 3 used drawing ink on damp paper to create the fuzzy edges on these ring tailed lemurs.  This is a very unpredictable technique and takes a bit of practise to get good results so you all did incredibly well with it. The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 tackled the dreaded self-portraits this week.  A daunting task at first but brilliant results.  You all produced really good likenesses of yourselves.  Well done everyone!

Just one more lesson next week before courses finish for the Summer but don’t worry, we will be back in September with a brand new course – “Places” – Beginners Mixed Media Course and two other courses:  Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 and Beginners Watercolour Painting Course 2.  Full course details can be found on the Courses for 2019 page by clicking here.  If you have any questions about the courses or would like to book a place then please get in touch either by email:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286 or via the Contact page.

See you soon!

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 5

Hi everyone

In the Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 3 this week we painted these fantastic frogs using watercolour.  A difficult medium to get the hang of but you all produced some brilliant paintings. The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 did some timed drawings to focus on how to build up a picture from start to finish.  Fabulous work once again – keep it up!

See you all next week

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 4

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This week the Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 3 used soft pastels to create these colourful bee drawings. In the Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 we drew from photos of Italian statues to practise shading in different tones. We’re already halfway through the courses and I’m really pleased with how well you’re all doing.  You should be starting to feel a bit more confident about your drawings now.

See you soon.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 3

Hi everyone

In the Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 3 this week we used sticks to apply Indian ink to our prepared backgrounds and created these really effective drawings of lobsters. The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 worked on scale this week and used both charcoal and white pastel to produce enlarged drawings of natural forms.  Brilliant work this week, hope you all enjoyed it.

Express Bi-folding Doors are holding an art competition if anyone is interested in entering.  All the details can be found on their website by clicking here.  There are cash prizes and potential for exhibiting but be quick if you want to enter as the closing date is 12th July (you just need to send a photo of your work to enter).

See you next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 2

Hi folks

This week the Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 3 created stunning pictures of Tigers using black biro and coloured pencil.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 continued with their still life theme but this time using manmade objects as the subject and concentrating on proportion.  Great pictures everyone.  Next week’s lessons could be a bit messy for everyone so remember to bring something to cover up.

See you next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 1

Hi everyone!

It’s good to see you all back in class again after our little break and great to see so many new faces this term aswell.  I could see some of you were a little bit nervous at starting this new “arty thing” but don’t worry, your confidence will grow throughout the course and you’ll learn to relax and just enjoy drawing.

The Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 3 started as we mean to go on by getting very messy with charcoal and producing these beautiful drawings of Rhinos.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 drew from still life using natural forms and using tone to give the pictures depth.  A brilliant start to the term everyone!

Looking forward to next week.

Wendy