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Beginners Courses – Week 4

Hi everyone

Over half way through the course now and you’re producing some great artwork.  The Drawing course tried out a few exercises this week to help us draw what we can “see” rather than what we “think” we can see and we also looked at negative space (another tricky one to get your head around).  The Animal course made some timed drawings of Meerkats to help work on their speed.  The Pattern course went tribal and created some really vivid designs based on African art and the Watercolour course looked at how to work around a painting adding layers to create depth.

Don’t forget, there are no classes next week for any of the courses.  Courses will resume on Monday 9th May 2016.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday!

Wendy

P.S.  Roundhay Artists Open Studios is on over the weekend – Sunday 1st May -Monday 2nd May 11.00am – 5.00pm.  Click on this link for further info:  Roundhay Artists Open Studios

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 3

Hi Folks

This week we all continued to develop our skills further.  The Drawing course did some direct observation drawings from pine cones – very easy to lose your place with all those “prongs” but you all did brilliantly.  We did some watercolour paintings of Giraffes in the Animal course using a restricted palette of just 5 colours and with some great results.  The Pattern course took inspiration from Art Nouveau to create some beautiful decorative lettering and the Watercolour course used several different techniques to create fantastic sky effects.  Great work everyone.

See you next week.

Wendy

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 2

Hello Everyone

Week 2 of the courses and it’s all looking good.  The Drawing Course practised their observation and shading skills – very time consuming but with effective results.  The Animal Course went wild with charcoal elephants using a much freer style of working than the previous week – well done everyone for loosening up.  The Pattern Course created some tie dye effects with coloured inks and then added beautiful designs over the top based on Henna Tattoo patterns.  The Watercolour Course used some of the techniques we practised last week to create some still life paintings.  Brilliant work everyone, keep it up.

See you soon.

Wendy

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 1

Hi Everyone

Finally, the new term has started for Leeds Art Group and already I can see some very promising talent emerging.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 worked on some basic drawing skills and built up a picture using simple shapes.  The Beginners Animal Portraiture Course began with a pencil drawing of a dog.  The Beginners Pattern Course created their own interpretations of Aboriginal paintings and the Beginners Watercolour Painting Course used different exercises to explore colour mixing.  A great first lesson for all the courses, well done everyone.  Hope it’s whet your appetite, there’s plenty more to come.

See you next week.

Wendy