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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

 

 


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New courses starting 25th May 2020!

Hi everyone

I’m pleased to inform you of the next Leeds Art Group online courses starting Monday 25th May 2020.

 

“Pencil and Paper” Part 2: Online Beginners Drawing Course – Morning course: 10.00am – 10.30am

“Pencil and Paper” Part 2: Online Beginners Drawing Course – Evening course: 6.30pm – 7.00pm

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

I feel very fortunate that I am able to continue to work in this way but I am fully aware that others are not so lucky and many will be struggling in these strange times.  Therefore 10% of all course fees will be donated to The Trussell Trust who provide foodbanks all over the UK (for further information go to: https://www.trusselltrust.org/).  I have also been very touched and humbled by the generosity of my  students who have declined offers of refunds for cancelled classes because they wanted to support my business.  I feel a little undeserving of this and therefore I have donated £200 of those refunds to The Trussell Trust on behalf of Leeds Art Group.  You’re all such lovely people, I knew you wouldn’t mind me doing this.  Thank you for your support and in turn, allowing Leeds Art Group to support others.

If you have any questions or would like to book a place 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” Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 3

Hi everyone

Well, I think we can all agree – that was a tricky one!  I really challenged you all with this week’s task but you did not let me down.  Sometimes it’s good to push your skills (or be pushed) a bit more than usual to find out what you can really achieve.  This folded cloth task seems on the surface like it should be a doddle but it’s a lot more difficult than it first appears.  You all did brilliantly though, as you can see from the pictures below and those that have been posted on instagram @leedsartgroup and WhatsApp all this week.

I’m so proud of you all for the level of work you’ve been producing in this course and it’s such a pleasure to see all your fantastic drawings.

Here’s something that might be worth a look next week: BBC4’s “Life Drawing Live” – starts on Tuesday 12th May 2020.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f1km

See you next week.

Wendy

 

 


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

Hi folks

Wow! What a great first couple of weeks for the online courses.  Your work has been fantastic!  This week we were tackling “Shoes” and you’ve been sending me all your brilliant photos.  I love seeing all your drawings so keep ’em coming!  Thanks for all the positive feedback you’ve been sending me too.  It’s lovely to hear how much you are enjoying drawing.

Here are a few examples from this week and don’t forget, you can see others on the Leeds Art Group Instagram page:  https://www.instagram.com/leedsartgroup/.

See you next week.

Wendy

P.S.  I discovered this by accident this week:  https://www.channel4.com/programmes/graysons-art-club.  A nice, arty, feel-good program to help keep the lockdown blues at bay.

 


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

Hi everyone!

Thank you to everyone who attended our first online lesson last Monday for the “Pencil and Paper” Online Beginners Drawing Course.  I hope you all enjoyed it.  Since then lots of you have been sending me photos of your work which I have loved receiving.  The “Cup and Pencils” drawings turned out really well and I’m so pleased with how much work you’ve all put into this.  Here are a few examples and you can see others on the Leeds Art Group Instagram page:  https://www.instagram.com/leedsartgroup/

See you all on Monday.

Wendy



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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 £25The course will be free to any NHS employees as a thank you for helping us get through all this.  Just send me a photo of your staff card when you book.  This course will be specifically designed as a drawing course for beginners using just pencil and paper (and maybe a rubber and pencil 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