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Courses – week 5 & new courses starting March 2021.

Hi everyone

It’s hard to believe that this is the last week of the course already. It’s flown by in a flurry of colour and wonderful pictures and this week was no exception. In the “Inspired 2” course we looked at the work of Edgar Degas and you produced these fantastic soft pastel drawings. The “Pencil and Paper 1” course had the ultimate challenge – portraits! Not of just anyone though, portraits of those people who have meant so much to you during these crazy past 12 months and have helped you get through it. A great finish to the course everyone and not long to wait until the next course starts!

The next term will be starting on Monday 1st March. Full course details can be found on the Courses for 2021 page by clicking here. If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 8741286.

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

Hope to see you all soon. Stay safe.

Wendy


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Courses – week 4 & new courses starting March 2021.

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This week the “Inspired 2” course were celebrating Chinese New Year in these fantastic paintings of the Chinese Zodiac animals. All those bright, warm colours are just what we need right now. The “Pencil and Paper 1” course focused on scale and took small objects and images and enlarged them using a viewfinder. Great work everyone!

The next term will be starting on Monday 1st March. Full course details can be found on the Courses for 2021 page by clicking here. If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 8741286.

Here 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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Courses – week 3

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This week in the “Inspired 2” course we looked at the photography of Karl Blossfeldt and you created these amazing, atmospheric, charcoal drawings of natural forms. The “Pencil and Paper 1” course were drawing folds in cloth to practise how to use tone to show form. Seems like a simple task but it’s a real toughie! Well done to all of you for your hard effort and wonderful drawings this week.

Here 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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Courses – week 2

Hi folks

This week in the “Inspired 2” course you’ve been making wonderful patterns and designs based on Iznik ceramics. It’s been glorious to see all those brightly coloured flowers, they should keep us going until Spring! The “Pencil and Paper 1” course used shoes as their subject for practising proportion, texture and shading. A fantastic collection of pictures once again. Well done everyone.

Here 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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Thank you!

Hi everyone

Just a quick message to say thank you to all of you who are currently taking part in Leeds Art Group online courses. By donating 10% of your course fees we have together raised £162.50 for Crisis the UK homeless charity. It’s nice to know that someone somewhere might have an extra day or two of feeling safe, warm and fed thanks to Leeds Art Group. So give yourselves a pat on the back.

Wendy x


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New Courses – week 1

Hi everyone

Welcome back! What a start to the new term! Your pictures have been fantastic this week. You’ve been sending me all your colourful oil pastel pictures based on Paul Cezanne’s still life paintings for the “Inspired 2” course and the “Pencil and Paper 1” course have been working on composition, proportion and shading. A very impressive start to the courses, hope you enjoyed it.

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

See you all soon.

Wendy


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Word of the week

Hi everyone

This week our word was “Nature”. A very broad topic and you had a wide variety of fantastic responses to it. Beautiful pictures everyone and a lovely way to finish “Word of the week”. Next week online courses will resume on Monday 18th January 2021 and we’ll have even more lovely pictures to post on here. Here are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.  

For full course details please visit the Courses for 2021 page by clicking here.

See you all soon.

Wendy


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Word of the week

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Last week’s word was “2021” and we were looking towards what this next year might bring. Just as I suspected, you are a very positive lot and your pictures this week have been so full of hope and optimism. It just goes to show how resilient the human spirit is. Thank you for sending me all your inspiring pictures this week. Here are just a few of them and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.  

Remember you can join in with “Word of the week” at anytime and it’s free for everyone.

This week’s word is…..

Nature

This is something that is very close to my heart and definitely helped me get through this past year. I think a lot of us became more aware of the natural world around us in 2020 and maybe took a bit more time to appreciate it and the benefits we gain from it. You could focus on plants, animals, shells, landscapes, rivers, the sea, the weather, walking the dog in the woods or scenes of the snowy winter wonderland that we had in Leeds recently that was gone in the blink of an eye.

Can’t wait to see your pictures. This is sadly the last “Word of the week” for a while as online classes will be resuming on Monday 18th January 2021. It’s not too late to book a place if you haven’t already. The closing date for payments is 14th January 2021. So get in touch if you would like to book a place on a course, by phone tel: 07788 871286 or email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk.

See you all soon!

Wendy


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Word of the week

Happy New Year everyone!

Well done to all of you for making it through 2020 and producing lots of fantastic pictures along the way. Last week’s word was “Favourite”. So you had so many different directions you could have gone in with this. It’s been great to see some of the things you love. Here are just a few of them and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.  

Remember you can join in with “Word of the week” at anytime and it’s free for everyone.

This week’s word is…..

2021

Ok, so this one isn’t even a word but I’m bending the rules for it. I’ve chosen this because even though we’ve just come through a really tough year, it seems like there’s still a real sense of optimism in the air about what 2021 might bring. Maybe you’re looking forward to seeing friends and family, sitting in a cafe, shopping without wearing a mask, socialising, travelling or even just going to a real live art class! I thought this might be a good time to think about something positive that we might get to see or do in 2021. It might just be a single object that you focus on that somehow represents something bigger (even if it only means something to you). As always, there are no wrong answers!

Looking forward to seeing your pictures and best wishes for 2021!

Wendy


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Word of the week

Hi folks

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Well done to everyone who found time between sprouts to get arty and thanks for sending me your “Holidays” pictures. As always, a lot of different interpretations on the same theme. Here are just a few of them and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.  

Remember you can join in with “Word of the week” at anytime and it’s free for everyone.

This week’s word is…..

Favourite

This could refer to such a wide range of things. For example, your favourite…food, place, flower, colour, person, outfit, book, perfume, song, etc. The possibilities really are endless with this one! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Take care.

Wendy