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Beginners Courses – Week 5

Hi folks

The challenge for the Beginners Watercolour Course 2 this week was to paint white without using white!?  In other words: painting the shadows on white objects.  Very tricky to do but very effective with a bit of practise.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 had their own challenge in drawing not just glass but water aswell.  Well done for not being phased by how difficult this looked.  The Beginners Drawing from Nature produced these fab, shiny, conker drawings using watercolour pencils.  In the Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 we did a series of timed drawings to help work out the best way to build up a picture and focus quickly on the key elements.  Difficult tasks for everyone this week but well done for rising to the challenge!

Don’t forget, there are no classes next week.  Lessons will resume in the week commencing 5th November 2018.  Enjoy the break and happy Halloween!

See you all soon.

Wendy

P.S.  a couple of things that might be of interest:  “The Big Draw” events nearby.

For anyone that submitted postcards for the St Gemma’s Secret Art Project, the postcards are now up for auction on their ebay site.  Click here to view the postcards.

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 4

Hi everyone

This week the Beginners Watercolour Course 2 painted a series of landscapes and practised using different colour combinations to make greens.  In the Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 we did a series of exercises to help us draw what we can actually see rather than what we think we can see.  The Beginners Drawing from Nature used a “Stick and ink” technique to create large scale drawings of shells.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 worked on accuracy and explored how using a grid can help with proportion.  Fab work everyone!  Half way through the course already and you’re doing great.

See you all next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 3

Hi folks

In week 3 the Beginners Watercolour Course 2 combined colour mixing and layering of different tones to create these paintings of pencils.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 took on the “Pinecone challenge”.  If you can draw this you can draw anything!  Well done everyone!  The Beginners Drawing from Nature Course used oil pastels to create wonderful Autumn leaves and the Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 worked on scale and looked at how to enlarge shapes using a viewfinder (whilst also getting messy with charcoal and pastel).  Lots of challenges for everyone this week but you are doing fantastic – keep it up!

See you soon

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 2

Hi everyone

This week the Beginners Watercolour Course 2 focused purely on tone and layering to create depth in their paintings.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 2 did some fine tuning on their shading techniques.  The Beginners Drawing from Nature Course got to be the messy group this week by using soft pastels for these fantastic flower drawings.  Yes, we all got covered in pastel but it was worth it for these results.  The Beginners Drawing Course Level 1 moved onto manmade forms this time.  A bit trickier than natural forms and much less room for error but great work, particularly on your proportion.

I’m really pleased with all the work you’re doing and I hope you are too.

More next week!

Wendy