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Beginners Courses – Week 7

Hi all

Unfortunately we have now come to the end of this terms courses but you certainly finished with a flourish!  The Pattern course used Tunisian ceramics as their source of inspiration this week, creating some fantastic colour combinations.  The Drawing course surpassed all my expectations and each person produced an accurate piece of a jigsaw puzzle which fitted together to make one picture.  It’s a real testament to how far you’ve come in this course and how good your proportion and shading skills are.  In the animal course we finally got to use some brighter colours on a picture of a parrot using oil pastels.  This really tested your colour mixing skills, so well done to everyone for being experimental.  And lastly, the pastel course had a model this week to pose for them.  This was a quicker way of working and allowed you to make several sketches whilst practising your proportion.

Well done to everyone who has taken part in the courses.  I can really see how you’ve improved over the last 7 weeks and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have.

Hope to see you in the new courses starting in April.  Click on the Courses for 2016 page for further details.

Until then, have a lovely Easter and I’ll see you soon.



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Beginners Courses – Week 6 & New Courses for April 2016!

Hello everyone

What a great week of drawings!  The Pattern course took inspiration from Japanese prints and experimented with colour mixing.  The Drawing course used different types of pen with a cross-hatching technique and worked on a range of backgrounds to create interesting effects.  It was cat week for the Animal Portraiture course who created fantastic pen drawings with subtle colours as a background.  For the Pastel course is was self-portraits – this task is always met with a certain amount of trepidation but they turned out brilliantly.  Well done to everyone!

Sadly, next week will be the last lesson of this terms courses but fear not! – More courses are on the horizon!  Bookings are now being taken for next terms courses which will start in the week commencing Monday 4th April 2016.  For further information go to our “Courses for 2016” page.

See you all next week.



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Beginners Courses – Week 5

Hello folks

This week the Pattern course went back to the roaring 20s with some fab paintings based on Art Deco.  The Drawing course looked at how glass and water can distort objects and how to go about drawing them.  Not an easy task but we broke it down into small steps and you really got your heads around it.  The Animal portraiture course tackled one of the most difficult animals to draw – horses, with some beautiful results.  The Pastel course looked at scale and how to enlarge objects in a picture without losing proportion.  Well done everyone, another week of wonderful pictures!  Every single one of you has made progress since the start of the course and I’m really pleased with how well you’re all doing, so I hope you are too.

See you next week for more fabulous creations!