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Beginners Courses – Week 7 & New Courses for January 2017!

Hi everyone

Sadly, we have come to the end of term once again.  For the finale the Animal Portraiture Course created some parrot drawings using oil pastels.  A tricky medium to get the hang of but some really effective results.  The Watercolour course had a life model to pose for them this week.  So they were able to practise their proportion techniques as well as learning to work in a much quicker and looser style.  The Portraiture course also had life models this week which meant they finally got to put into practise all those skills they have been working on throughout the course.  Well done folks, you’ve all progressed so much since the start of the course and you’ve been fantastic to teach.  I hope you’ve all enjoyed this term as much as I have.

Remember to sign up soon for the January courses if you don’t want to miss out.  Go to the “Courses for 2017” page for further details.

Have a great Christmas everyone and I’ll see you in the new year.

Cheerio!

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 6 & New Courses for January 2017!

Hi folks

Well done to everyone for braving the cold and the snow to get to classes this week.  The Animal course did some ink drawings of cats and used watercolour pencils to add a touch of colour.  The Watercolour course practised some figure painting from photographs so that we will be ready and able when our life model comes in next week.  The Portraiture course looked at drawing children’s faces and focused on how their proportions differ from those of adults.  Great work everyone.  Sadly next week is the last lesson of this term but new courses will be starting again in January.  Go to the “Courses for 2017” page for further details.  Some of the courses are starting to fill up already so remember to book early to avoid disappointment.  Please remember that places cannot be reserved without payment.

For anyone who is interested, there is an arts event on at Kirkgate Market in Leeds this weekend called “Personal Shopper.  Cornucopia!”  For further information click on this link:  http://compassliveart.org.uk/festival/festival-2016

Wrap up warm and I’ll see you all next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 5

Hi everyone

Welcome back everyone after our little break.  We were straight back into getting messy again with soft pastels in the Animal course and I think it’s fair to say you were all “happy as a pig in muck”!  Some Autumn leaves blew into the Watercolour class and we took advantage of all those gorgeous colours.  The portraiture course had two things to tackle this week:- ears and hair.  These two things can really make or break a portrait and it’s important to give them the attention they need rather than adding them as an after thought.  Well done everyone!  I’m pleased to say you definitely haven’t forgotten anything in your week off.  You’re now starting to work a little more independently which is great to see.  Two more lessons left on these courses but further information on the new January 2017 courses will follow soon.

Leeds Print Fair is on at the Leeds Corn Exchange this weekend if anyone is interested.  Looks like it might be a good place see local artists’ work and maybe pick up some early Christmas bargains.  Further details can be found on their website:  www.leedsprintfair.wordpress.com.

See you all next week.

Wendy