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New Term, March 2017 – Week 1

Welcome back everyone!

It’s great to see familiar faces back in class and also some brand new ones.  I hope you are all ready to get creative.  If I had to give you one piece of advice right now then I would tell you to forget about any self doubts you may have had about coming to art classes.  You’ve already done the difficult bit by joining the course.  Now all you’ve got to do is relax and enjoy it.  So give yourself a good pat on the back and hold onto that positivity for the rest of the term.  This term we have 2 different courses running.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 started by using basic lines and shapes to build up a drawing and then using shading to make objects look 3 dimensional.  The Beginners Pastel Drawing Course began by looking at Impressionist paintings to explore colour mixing and mark-making.

A great start everyone, hope you’ve got a taste for more!

See you all next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 7

Hi everyone

Well, we’ve now come to the end of the current courses and you’ve all made brilliant progress.  As you know, there are no gradings or assessments in Leeds Art Group courses but please consider yourselves all to have graduated with first class honours!  The Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 2 finished the term in a beautiful flurry of colour by using ink blocks to create some amazing peacock drawings.  The Beginners Drawing Course 1 tried one of the most difficult subjects to draw but also one of the most rewarding – the human figure.  I could clearly see how you all improved your technique just in this one lesson, well done!  For the finale of the Beginners Portraiture Course we had the opportunity to finally put together everything we had learned throughout the course by drawing a full portrait from life.  Well done, you were really thinking about all the different aspects we have covered and you produced some great drawings.  Thanks to both our models: Nicoletta and Grace and to Mary for the yummy Victoria sponge!

I’ve hope you’ve all enjoyed the courses.  I’ve had a great time teaching you and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you again next term.  For those of you who haven’t signed up for the next courses yet, it’s not too late. Some of the courses are almost full though so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

The new term starts on Monday 27th March 2017 and full course details can be found on the “Courses for 2017” page.  If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch on tel: 07788 871286 or email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or contact me via our “Contact” page.

See you all soon.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 6

Hi everyone

What a great week of drawings!  The Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 2 did some fantastic drawings of leopards just using black, white and the golden colour of the paper.  The Beginners Drawing Course 1 drew some amazing self portraits, all starting with the same guidelines but producing very individual results and fantastic likenesses.  The Beginners Portraiture Course made some drawings of children this week and focused on how their proportions are slightly different to those of adults.  You’ve created some brilliant work this week and I wish there was room to display all of them on here.  Keep up the good work!

Next week is sadly the last lesson of this term but don’t worry – you won’t have to wait long for the next one to start!  The new term starts on Monday 27th March 2017 and full course details can be found on the “Courses for 2017” page.  Some of the courses are starting to fill up so please apply early to avoid disappointment.  If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch on tel: 07788 871286 or email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or contact me via our “Contact” page.

See you next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 5

Hi folks

It was nice to have a splash of colour again in the Animal Portraiture course with your oil pastel drawings of highland cattle.  The Drawing course did some timed drawings of still life to help them focus on the key elements of a drawing at the start before adding detail.  The Portraiture course tackled two different features this week – hair and ears whilst also practising their shading skills.  Well, done everyone.  You’ve made so much progress so far and haven’t been afraid to try new things each week.  Give yourselves a well earned pat on the back and I’ll see you all next week.

Wendy