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Beginners Courses – Week 7

Hi Everyone

This week was the last lesson of the current courses and you did some fantastic work.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 had to really focus on their accuracy in order to create one large group jigsaw of an Escher drawing.  How all the pieces matched up when we put them together is a real testament to how well you’ve all done and how much progress you’ve made.  The Beginners Pastel Drawing Course had the ultimate challenge of drawing the human figure.  There’s very little room for error in life drawing and you all did a great job.  Big thanks to our life model Esther.

Thank you all for putting in so much hard work this term.  It’s lovely for me to see how enthusiastic you’ve been every week and how you’ve all really engaged with the work and the challenges I’ve presented you with.  I hope you’ve all enjoyed this term as much as I have and I can’t wait to see what you can achieve next term!

The morning session for the Drawing Course Level 3 – Intermediate is now full but there are still spaces available on the evening course at 6.30pm – 8.30pm on Mondays, starting June 19th.  All the course details can be found on the “Courses For 2017” page.  If you have any questions about the course then please contact me on tel: 07788 871286 or email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or get in touch via the “Contact” page.

I’ll see some of you when the next term starts in a few weeks and I hope you all have a fantastic summer.

Cheerio!

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 6

Hi Everyone

This week the Beginners Drawing Course 2 had the challenge of not only drawing glass but drawing water aswell.  Both these things can distort how we see objects and you really had to focus on drawing what you could actually see infront of you – not what you “think” you can see.  The Beginners Pastel Drawing Course drew self-portraits this week.  This is always a difficult one but with some great results.  Well done everyone.

Next week is sadly the last lesson for both courses but you don’t have long to wait before the next term starts on June 19th.  Places are filling up fast for the Drawing Course Level 3 – Intermediate and there are only a few spaces left on the morning session.  So please get your payment to me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

All the course details can be found on the “Courses For 2017” page.  If you have any questions about the course then please contact me on tel: 07788 871286 or email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or get in touch via the “Contact” page.

See you next week

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 5 & New Courses starting June 2017!

Hi Folks

You did some fantastic work this week.  The Beginners Drawing Course 2 drew some still life using pen and cross hatching technique to create tone.  Many of you had never done this before so you did really well to create such beautiful drawings.  The Beginners Pastel Drawing Course looked at scale and how you can take small insignificant objects and enlarge them to create some really interesting drawings.  Another great week of drawings and I can’t wait to see what you can do next week!

Exciting news! I’m pleased to announce that there will be a brand new course starting in June!

The Drawing Course Level 3 – Intermediate will begin on Monday 19th June and run for 7 weeks.  All the course details can be found on the “Courses For 2017” page.  If you have any questions about the course then please contact me on tel: 07788 871286 or email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or get in touch via the “Contact” page.

See you soon

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Pastel & Drawing Courses – Week 4

Hi everyone

Last lesson the Beginners Drawing Course 2 tried out a few different exercises based on the theory of drawing with the right side of the brain.  Then, whilst you were still trying to get your head around that, I threw in a couple of tasks based on negative space.  There was a lot to think about but I hope you all enjoyed it.  The Beginners Pastel Course had quite a difficult task in using a new technique to create a more sketchy style of working.  This was very different from what you have done so far and well done to everyone for having a go.  You can achieve some really interesting effects using this simplified colour palette on a prepared background.

Hope you all enjoyed the May Day Bank Holiday.  We will be back in class again on Monday 8th May.

There are a couple of events happening that might interest some of you.  The Artists Around Wetherby Open Studios will be taking place between 19th and 29th May 2017.  Go to their website for further details: www.artistsaroundwetherby.com

Also, the Ilkley Art Show are currently asking for entries for their August exhibition.  So if you feel like showing your work off a bit then go for it!  Details can be found on their website:  www.ilkleyartshow.co.uk.

See you all on Monday.

Wendy