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“Inspired 5” – week 5

Hi everyone

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

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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


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“Inspired 5” – week 2

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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