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Thank you for your support!

Hi again

I almost forgot to mention that through course fee payments for the current course you have raised £110 which I have donated on behalf of Leeds Art Group to The Trussell Trust who provide food banks across the UK.  So not only are you making brilliant drawings you are also being brilliant human beings and that’s 2 things to feel good about!  For further info on the Trussell Trust and the amazing work they do click on this link:  https://www.trusselltrust.org/

Thank you so much!

Wendy

 

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper”Part 2 – Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 1

Hi folks

We started off this new course with something we all have at home – a chair.  In particular I asked you to look at the negative spaces (all the gaps in between things) and I can tell from your drawings that you all looked carefully at this.  The shapes and proportions of your chairs have been brilliant.  Thanks to everyone who joined me for lessons this week even though it was apparently a bank holiday and the sun was shining!  Here are some photos from this week and there are others on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

See you all next week.

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper” Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 5

Hi everyone

For the final week of this course I thought it would be nice to devote the lesson to all those special people that have been helping us get through our weeks of lockdown.  So your task was to draw a portrait of that someone special.  Not an easy task I know but hopefully an enjoyable one and judging by the photos you’ve been sending me, I think you enjoyed doing this one.  Some really lovely portraits  – enough to lift anyone’s spirits.  Well done.  Here are some photos from this week and there are others on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

The next online courses are due to start on Monday 25th May 2020.  For full details go to the Courses for 2020 page.  If you have any questions or would like to book a place then please get in touch either by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or telephone:  07788 871286 or by using the Contact page.

See you soon.

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper” Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 4

Hi folks

I thought you might opt for something a bit easier this week after last week’s task but it seems you all just love a challenge!  This week we used viewfinders to select an image or object to enlarge.  You did some fantastic drawings and really accurate enlargements.  Well done everyone!  Here are some photos from this week and there are others on our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

The next online courses are due to start on Monday 25th May 2020.  For full details go to the Courses for 2020 page.  If you have any questions or would like to book a place then please get in touch either by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or telephone:  07788 871286 or by using the Contact page.

Something you might be interested in:  This year’s BP Portrait Award is now an online exhibition and definitely worth a look.  Loads of stunning portraits in there and you can vote for your favourite one with the “Visitors’ Choice” award.  I can’t decide!  I’ll be keen to know what you think.  Click on this link to go straight to the portraits.  https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2020/exhibition/exhibitors/

See you next week.

Wendy

 

 


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New courses starting 25th May 2020!

Hi everyone

I’m pleased to inform you of the next Leeds Art Group online courses starting Monday 25th May 2020.

 

“Pencil and Paper” Part 2: Online Beginners Drawing Course – Morning course: 10.00am – 10.30am

“Pencil and Paper” Part 2: Online Beginners Drawing Course – Evening course: 6.30pm – 7.00pm

For full course details go to the Courses for 2020 page.

I feel very fortunate that I am able to continue to work in this way but I am fully aware that others are not so lucky and many will be struggling in these strange times.  Therefore 10% of all course fees will be donated to The Trussell Trust who provide foodbanks all over the UK (for further information go to: https://www.trusselltrust.org/).  I have also been very touched and humbled by the generosity of my  students who have declined offers of refunds for cancelled classes because they wanted to support my business.  I feel a little undeserving of this and therefore I have donated £200 of those refunds to The Trussell Trust on behalf of Leeds Art Group.  You’re all such lovely people, I knew you wouldn’t mind me doing this.  Thank you for your support and in turn, allowing Leeds Art Group to support others.

If you have any questions or would like to book a place please get in touch by either email:leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or telephone: 07788 871286.

Stay safe and I hope to hear from you soon.

Wendy


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“Pencil and Paper” Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 3

Hi everyone

Well, I think we can all agree – that was a tricky one!  I really challenged you all with this week’s task but you did not let me down.  Sometimes it’s good to push your skills (or be pushed) a bit more than usual to find out what you can really achieve.  This folded cloth task seems on the surface like it should be a doddle but it’s a lot more difficult than it first appears.  You all did brilliantly though, as you can see from the pictures below and those that have been posted on instagram @leedsartgroup and WhatsApp all this week.

I’m so proud of you all for the level of work you’ve been producing in this course and it’s such a pleasure to see all your fantastic drawings.

Here’s something that might be worth a look next week: BBC4’s “Life Drawing Live” – starts on Tuesday 12th May 2020.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f1km

See you next week.

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper” Online Beginners Drawing Course – Week 2

Hi folks

Wow! What a great first couple of weeks for the online courses.  Your work has been fantastic!  This week we were tackling “Shoes” and you’ve been sending me all your brilliant photos.  I love seeing all your drawings so keep ’em coming!  Thanks for all the positive feedback you’ve been sending me too.  It’s lovely to hear how much you are enjoying drawing.

Here are a few examples from this week and don’t forget, you can see others on the Leeds Art Group Instagram page:  https://www.instagram.com/leedsartgroup/.

See you next week.

Wendy

P.S.  I discovered this by accident this week:  https://www.channel4.com/programmes/graysons-art-club.  A nice, arty, feel-good program to help keep the lockdown blues at bay.