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“Pencil and Paper” Part 3 – Week 1

Hi everyone

Welcome back to a new term of “Pencil and Paper” Part 3.  We started the course with a classic – still life using natural forms.  We were mainly focusing on shape and proportions and you all did a fantastic job.  Great work everyone and a really good start to the course.  Below are some photos of your work and there are more on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

I’m also pleased to say that through 10% of your course fees going towards Hope Pastures Animal Sanctuary, together we’ve raised £87.50 for all the horses, ponies and donkeys.  It’s nice to think they might be getting an extra carrot this week thanks to us.    One of our Leeds Art Group members (Sally) volunteers at the sanctuary and passsed on their thanks as they have had a big drop in their funds since having to close their gates to the public.  So a big thank you to all you lovely people on behalf of the animals!  For further information about Hope Pastures please visit their website at:  www.hopepastures.org.

See you next week.

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper”Part 2 – Week 5

Hi folks

For the final lesson of this course we were drawing the view from our window and looking at what marks we could use to describe the shapes and textures we can see.  Some lovely, expressive drawings this week, well done.  It’s been great for me this week, getting the chance to see what you can see out of your windows and I know you’ve been enjoying seeing each others gardens and streets on the WhatsApp group too.  Here are some photos of your work and there are more on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

As we come to the end of this current course and are about to start Part 3 on Monday, I’d just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you who have joined the online lessons over the past 10 weeks (yes, it really has been that long!).  Without seeing you all on a Monday I’m quite sure I would have gone stir crazy by now.  So I hope the lessons have helped you all through this a little bit because you’ve definitely helped me.  Thank you.

Looking forward to starting the next course on Monday.  Cheerio!

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper”Part 2 – Week 4 & New course starting June 2020

Hi everyone

This week’s task was to draw a tin or cylindrical object so that we could practise drawing ellipses and also think about how letters/images curve around the tin.  Great work everyone, you’re really thinking about all the aspects of the drawing and what you need to consider as you draw.  Well done! Here are some photos of your work and there are more on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

Don’t forget – the “Pencil and Paper” Part 3: Online Beginners Drawing Course starts on Monday 29th June 2020 and the closing date is Thursday 25th June.  For full details visit our Courses for 2020 page.

If you require any further information or would like to book a place, please get in touch either by email:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or telephone:  07788 871286.

See you soon.

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper”Part 2 – Week 3 & New course starting June 2020

Hi folks

This week we were drawing fastenings and all the different shapes, tones and shadows that they involve.  Beautiful drawings and great attention to detail.  Fantastic work once again!  Here are some photos of your work and there are more on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

And for those of you that want to continue making all these wonderful drawings, the “Pencil and Paper” Part 3: Online Beginners Drawing Course begins on 29th June 2020.  For full details visit our Courses for 2020 page.

If you require any further information or would like to book a place, please get in touch either by email:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or telephone:  07788 871286.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Wendy

 

 


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New courses starting 29th June 2020!

Hi everyone

I’m pleased to inform you of the next Leeds Art Group online courses starting Monday 29th June 2020.

 

“Pencil and Paper” Part 3: Online Beginners Drawing Course – Morning course: 10.00am – 10.30am

“Pencil and Paper” Part 3: Online Beginners Drawing Course – Evening course: 6.30pm – 7.00pm

For full course details go to the Courses for 2020 page.

This term 10% of all course fees will be donated to Hope Pastures Horse and Donkey Sanctuary who provide a home for rescued animals.  I walk past this place everyday whilst walking my dog and see the volunteers working tirelessly to care for the animals.  Like many places, they have been affected by the current lockdown situation and have to operate with much fewer volunteers.  Since they’ve had to close their gates to the public they have lost vital income from open days and it would be great if Leeds Art Group could raise a few bob to help them out.  For further information go to their website at:  www.hopepastures.org and I would highly recommend reading “Banjo” the Donkey’s blog.

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

Stay safe and I hope to hear from you soon.

Wendy


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“Pencil and Paper”Part 2 – Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 2

Hi everyone

This week I asked you all to draw plants and to really look closely at how different the individual leaf shapes can be on the same plant.  Fantastic observation drawing from all of you this week.  Your plants look brilliant!

Don’t forget you can see more photos on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.  Many of you are posting your wonderful drawings on the Lees Art Group WhatsApp group so if you haven’t joined already then let me know your mobile number and I can add you to the group.

See you all next week.

Wendy

 

 


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Thank you for your support!

Hi again

I almost forgot to mention that through course fee payments for the current course you have raised £110 which I have donated on behalf of Leeds Art Group to The Trussell Trust who provide food banks across the UK.  So not only are you making brilliant drawings you are also being brilliant human beings and that’s 2 things to feel good about!  For further info on the Trussell Trust and the amazing work they do click on this link:  https://www.trusselltrust.org/

Thank you so much!

Wendy

 

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper”Part 2 – Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 1

Hi folks

We started off this new course with something we all have at home – a chair.  In particular I asked you to look at the negative spaces (all the gaps in between things) and I can tell from your drawings that you all looked carefully at this.  The shapes and proportions of your chairs have been brilliant.  Thanks to everyone who joined me for lessons this week even though it was apparently a bank holiday and the sun was shining!  Here are some photos from this week and there are others on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

See you all next week.

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper” Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 5

Hi everyone

For the final week of this course I thought it would be nice to devote the lesson to all those special people that have been helping us get through our weeks of lockdown.  So your task was to draw a portrait of that someone special.  Not an easy task I know but hopefully an enjoyable one and judging by the photos you’ve been sending me, I think you enjoyed doing this one.  Some really lovely portraits  – enough to lift anyone’s spirits.  Well done.  Here are some photos from this week and there are others on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

The next online courses are due to start on Monday 25th May 2020.  For full details go to the Courses for 2020 page.  If you have any questions or would like to book a place then please get in touch either by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or telephone:  07788 871286 or by using the Contact page.

See you soon.

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper” Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 4

Hi folks

I thought you might opt for something a bit easier this week after last week’s task but it seems you all just love a challenge!  This week we used viewfinders to select an image or object to enlarge.  You did some fantastic drawings and really accurate enlargements.  Well done everyone!  Here are some photos from this week and there are others on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

The next online courses are due to start on Monday 25th May 2020.  For full details go to the Courses for 2020 page.  If you have any questions or would like to book a place then please get in touch either by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or telephone:  07788 871286 or by using the Contact page.

Something you might be interested in:  This year’s BP Portrait Award is now an online exhibition and definitely worth a look.  Loads of stunning portraits in there and you can vote for your favourite one with the “Visitors’ Choice” award.  I can’t decide!  I’ll be keen to know what you think.  Click on this link to go straight to the portraits.  https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2020/exhibition/exhibitors/

See you next week.

Wendy