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Beginners Courses – Week 7

Hi everyone

We have now come to the end of term and just look at far you have all come.  This week, the Drawing course had to use all the skills they have learned so far to create sections of a picture which fitted together like a jigsaw.  A real test for their accuracy and observation skills but you can see how well you all did.  The Animal course got to use some different colours this week to create this parrot in vibrant oil pastels.  It’s a tricky medium to master but you all did great, especially as some of you had never used them before.  The Pattern course created yet more fantastic designs based on Tunisian ceramics and the Watercolour course produced several paintings of our model Emma (thanks for helping us out Emma).

Well done to everyone this week, a great finish to the courses.  It’s a shame we have to take a break for a few weeks but we will be back in class on June 20th.  Unfortunately both the morning and evening Beginners Portraiture courses are now full but there are still places on the afternoon course – Mondays 1.30pm-3.30pm.  Go to the “Courses for 2016” page for further details or email me at leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel:  07788 871286.

Have a good break and hope to see you all soon.



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Beginners Courses – Week 6

Hi everyone

Week 6 brought even more fabulous creations.  The Drawing course tackled how to draw water and glass with all the crazy optical illusions that involves and they made a really good job of it.  “Cats” was the theme for this weeks Animal course along with pen and cross hatching techniques.  The Pattern course looked at Japanese prints and used a layering technique with watercolour pencils to create patterns.  The Watercolour course did some practise sketches of the human figure to limber up for next weeks lesson when we will have a life model to work from.

Hope you all enjoyed the lessons this week.  Sadly, next week is our last week of lessons for this term but bookings are now being taken for next term starting Monday June 20th 2016.  Go to the “Courses for 2016” page for further details.  Unfortunately the morning course filled up extremely quickly and is now full but if there is enough interest, I will consider running the course on Monday afternoons aswell.  This extra course would only run if I have sufficient numbers so please let me know if anyone would be interested.  There are still a few places remaining on the evening course.

If you have any questions about the courses just get in touch – email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

See you next week.



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Beginners Courses – Week 5

Hello everyone and welcome back after our short break.

You produced some really beautiful and colourful pictures this week.  It was a pleasure to see such lovely work being created and to see your confidence start to grow.  The drawing course used a cross-hatching technique in pen instead of using pencil to show tone in their still life drawings .  The animal portraiture course had a go at using soft pastels and mixing darker colours without using black to create their pig pictures.  The pattern course were inspired by Art Deco this week to create these geometric designs.  The watercolour course used all the techniques they have learned so far to paint a selection of leaves on a contrasting background.  Well done everyone, you did brilliantly this week.

Bookings are now being taken for the Beginners Portraiture Courses starting on 20th June 2016.  Go to the “Courses For 2016” page for further details.  When applying, please remember to specify whether you would like to book the morning or the evening course.  Places are filling up fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.

See you all next week.