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Beginners Pastel, Watercolour and Drawing Courses – Week 4

Over halfway through the course already and look how well you are all doing.  The Pastel class tried a new technique this week, working on a textured surface with only 3 pastels.  The Watercolour class looked at how to work on different parts of a picture and work your way around so that you are never left watching paint dry.  The Drawing class used grids to enlarge a photograph and worked on their proportion and shading skills.  There were some great pictures produced this week.  Whenever I give you a challenge you don’t let me down.  If you get chance this week, take the opportunity to compare the work you did this week with the work from the very first lesson and I think you will see a definite improvement.  Well done everyone!

See you soon.

Wendy

P.S.  Special thanks to Simon’s wife for baking us the delicious carrot cake.  All baked goods will be gratefully received!

 

     


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Beginners Pastel, Watercolour and Drawing Courses – Week 3

Once again the weather did it’s best to keep you away and still you made it to class.  Well done to everyone for making such an effort to get here through the snow this week and what fantastic pictures you produced.  The Pastel class had the difficult task of drawing mostly white objects on a white background and using colour to create shadows.  The Watercolour class tried out some different techniques for paintings skies and the Drawing class worked on some large scale charcoal and chalk drawings.  You all tried something new this week and I’m really pleased with what you produced.  Great work!

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Pastel, Watercolour and Drawing Courses – Week 2

Well done to everyone who braved the bad weather and made it to class this week.  In the Pastel class we used natural forms for a still life composition and continued to practise our colour mixing.  In the Watercolour class we introduced some manmade forms and looked at how to add shadows on and around objects and to consider light direction.   In the Drawing class we looked at entirely manmade forms which are generally a bit trickier than natural forms but great for practising your proportion skills.  Well done everyone, this is only week 2 and I can see you are really thinking about all the points we have covered in class.

Keep practising and I’ll look forward to seeing you all next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Pastel, Watercolour and Drawing Courses – Week 1

A great start to the new year and the new term for Leeds Art Group.  It was lovely to see so many of you in class and ready for a creative challenge!  The Pastel class started by looking at impressionist paintings and mark making while the Watercolour class experimented with colour mixing and brush control.  The Drawing class looked at natural forms and how to use shading to create depth in a picture.  I was really impressed how well you all did in the very first lesson and I can’t wait to see what else you can achieve throughout the courses.  Here’s just a few examples of what you produced.

See you all next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Happy New Year from Leeds Art Group!

Can you believe it’s 2015 already?  Hope you all had a great time over the festive period.  The new term for Leeds Art Group starts on Monday 5th January but there are still a few places left for anyone wanting to get creative this year.  To book a place get in touch via the contact page or email the course tutor Wendy at artist@wendyatton.co.uk or call 07788 871286.

See you in class!