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Beginners Courses – Week 5 & Leeds Art Group Exhibition!!!

Hi everyone

It’s finally here!  The Leeds Art Group Exhibition is this week and everyone is welcome to come along.

The opening times are Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July between 10am and 4pm (both days).  Entry will be free and there will be a number of stalls selling refreshments, cards, books, bric-a-brac/gifts etc.  There will also be original artwork for sale.

In this week’s lessons the Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 had life models to paint.  You all did a fantastic job, especially as you didn’t have a lot of time to spend on these paintings, well done!  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 did some timed drawings of a still life composition in order to work on proportion skills.

Thanks to our two life models Paige and Timea and to everyone else who stepped in at the last minute to be our volunteer models.  You are now all works of art!

Hope to see you all at the exhibition!

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 4 & Leeds Art Group Exhibition!!!

Hi folks

The Leeds Art Group Exhibition is almost upon us but don’t worry, it’s not too late to submit a piece of work!  Please email me a photo of any work you would like to exhibit to leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk.  All Leeds Art Group members have some work that’s worth showing off.  So come on, don’t be afraid to blow your own trumpet!

The opening times are Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July between 10am and 4pm (both days).  Entry will be free and there will be a number of stalls selling refreshments, books, bric-a-brac/gifts etc.  There will also be original artwork for sale.

Meanwhile, what have we been up to this week?  Well it was time to introduce a bit of colour into the Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 with fineliner pens and cross hatching technique.  A difficult technique to get the hang of but some fantastic results, well done everyone!  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 used gridlines to improve accuracy and proportion.  Great work, some real progress being made.

See you all soon.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 3 & Leeds Art Group Exhibition!!!

Hi everyone

The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 used charcoal and white pastel this week to create these brilliant enlarged drawings of small objects on A3 paper.  Well done to everyone for having a go at this – it’s not easy!  We had some life models join us for the Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 and had a chance to put into practice all those light and shade skills that we’ve been working on so far.  Fantastic work everyone and big thanks to our models Susan, Lynne, Alicia and Achyut for helping us out.

Don’t forget to get your artwork submissions in for the Leeds Art Group Exhibition by July 20th.  It would be great to have at least one piece of work from everyone on display.  If you would like to submit a piece of work or have any questions, please contact me at leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk and I will send you all the details.

Here are the exhibition opening times Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July between 10am and 4pm (both days).  Entry will be free and there will be a number of stalls selling refreshments, books, bric-a-brac/gifts etc.  There will also be original artwork for sale.

See you all soon.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 2 & Leeds Art Group Exhibition!!!

Hi folks

This week things got a bit trickier with more challenging tasks.  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 looked at the areas of light and shade on faces and how you can use this to create a portrait using just black and white.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 drew manmade forms, a bit more difficult than last weeks natural forms and less room for error.  Well done for tackling these exercises.  More challenges next week.

I am pleased to announce that the Leeds Art Group Exhibition will be taking place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July between 10am and 4pm (both days).  Entry will be free and there will be a number of stalls selling refreshments, books, bric-a-brac/gifts etc.  There will also be original artwork for sale.

It’s about time we all had a chance to show off our work so I hope all Leeds Art Group members will take part.  If you would like to submit a piece of work or have any questions, please contact me at leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk and I will send you all the details.

See you all soon.

Wendy