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Flower Draw Along

Hi folks

Fabulous drawings in this week’s Draw Along. Lovely organic shapes and and really dramatic contrasts in tone. Well done everyone!

There is one more Draw Along coming up on Wednesday 25th May and this time the subject will be “Hands”. We all know how tricky it is to draw hands, so if you fancy some practice then join us next week. Full details can be found on the Courses for 2022 page here. Please get in touch if you would like to book a place by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of this week’s pictures.

Hope to see you all soon.

Wendy


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Face to face classes and online Draw Alongs – starting May 2022

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The next classes starting in May are listed below. For full details on each class please go to the “Courses for 2022” page by clicking here. Please use the correct reference when booking.

I will be running the following face to face and online classes starting the week commencing Monday 16th May.

Life Drawing  – Headingley Parish Hall

Monday 16th May, 10.00 – 12.00pm (Ref: LIFEMORN16) and 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Ref: LIFEEVE16),   £10  

Monday 23rd  May, 10.00 – 12.00pm (Ref: LIFEMORN23) and 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Ref: LIFEEVE23),   £10

“Flower” Draw Along – live online class via Zoom

Wednesday 18th May 10.00am – 11.30am (Ref: FLOWERMORN) and 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Ref: FLOWEREVE),   £7

“Hands” Draw Along – live online class via Zoom

Wednesday 25th May 10.00am – 11.30am (Ref: HANDSMORN) and 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Ref: HANDSEVE),   £7

For full details for each class click here:  https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/.  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.

Hope you can join us.

See you soon.

Wendy


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Cezanne Draw Along

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Wow! What gorgeous, rich colours you achieved in last weeks oil pastel Draw Along. I think Cezanne would be impressed! Even though oil pastels aren’t the easiest medium to work with I think we all enjoyed this one. Well done everyone.

More Draw Alongs and classes coming soon. Full details can be found on the Courses for 2022 page here. Please get in touch if you would like to book a place by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of last week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.

Hope to see you all soon.

Wendy


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Lightbulb Draw Along

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Fantastic drawings in this week’s live online Draw Along. This lightbulb was quite a tough one to draw because there are so many details and different tones but you all did a great job yet again. Hope you enjoyed it.

There is one more Draw Along coming up on Monday 25th April and this time we’ll be using oil pastels to recreate a painting by Cezanne. Full details can be found on the Courses for 2022 page here. Please get in touch if you would like to book a place by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.

Hope to see you all soon.

Wendy


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Workshop, courses and Draw Alongs – starting April 2022

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The next classes starting in April are listed below. For full details on each class please go to the “Courses for 2022” page by clicking here. Please use the correct reference when booking.

I will be running the following face to face and online classes starting the week commencing Monday 4th April.

Aboriginal Pattern one day workshop (Ref: ABOR)

Headingley Parish Hall – Monday 4th April 10.00am – 2.30pm,   £25

“Inspired 2” online mixed media coursevia Zoom

Starting Tuesday 5th April

Tuesdays 10.00am – 10.30am (Ref: INS2MORN) and 6.30pm – 7.00pm (Ref: INS2EVE), 5 week course,   £25

Please note:  this course is a repeat of the same course from 2021.

“Pencil and Paper 4” online beginners drawing course via Zoom

Starting Wednesday 6th April

Wednesdays 10.00am – 10.30am (Ref: PP4MORN) and 6.30pm – 7.00pm (Ref: PP4EVE), 5 week course,   £25

Please note:  this course is a repeat of the same course from 2020.

“Lightbulb” Draw Along – live online class via Zoom

Monday 11th April 10.00am – 11.30am (Ref: BULBMORN) and 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Ref: BULBEVE),   £7

“Cezanne” Draw Along – live online class via Zoom

Monday 25th April 10.00am – 11.30am (Ref: CEZMORN) and 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Ref: CEZEVE),   £7

For full details for each class click here:  https://leedsartgroup.co.uk/courses/.  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.

Hope you can join us.

See you soon.

Wendy


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Daffodil Draw Along

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In this week’s live online Draw Along you produced these glorious Daffodil drawings using soft pastel, focusing on colour mixing and contrasting tones. Beautiful work everyone and a lovely way to finish this current series of Draw Alongs. But don’t worry – there are more on the way, watch this space!

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.

See you soon.

Wendy


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Wolf Draw Along

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What a wonderful pack of wolves! This week’s live online Draw Along was a pencil drawing of a wolf, focusing on proportion, tone and using marks to suggest texture. Fantastic work once again. You always surprise me with how much you manage to get done in just 90 minutes. Well done!

There is one more Draw Along next week – Monday 14th March, before we have a short break and this time we’ll be using soft pastels. Full details can be found on the Courses for 2022 page here. Please get in touch if you would like to book a place by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.

Hope to see you all soon.

Wendy


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Van Gogh Draw Along

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Well done to everyone who attended this week’s live online Draw Along. We had Van Gogh’s “Wheatfields with Crows” to inspire us this time and used oil pastel to try and create all those expressive brushstrokes and sgraffito technique to give it more texture. You all did a fantastic job with it and I’ve loved seeing all your pictures. Gorgeous stuff! Well done.

There are 2 more Draw Alongs to come – Monday 7th March and Monday 14th March. Full details can be found on the Courses for 2022 page here. Please get in touch if you would like to book a place by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.

Hope to see at the next Draw Along.

Wendy


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“Inspired 6” week 5

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For our final lesson in the “Inspired 6” course we looked at the work of Sybil Andrews, a linocut artist working in the 1930s. We used layers of watercolour paint to create these pictures and tried to convey the sense of movement that she uses in her work. What a great finish to the course everyone! We’ve covered a lot in the past few weeks and I hope you are all really proud of everything you’ve achieved.

The online live Draw Alongs start next week and full details can be found on the Courses for 2022 page here. Please get in touch if you would like to book a place by email: leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 07788 871286.

Below are some of this week’s pictures and you can see more on our Instagram page at: @leedsartgroup.

Hope to see you all soon.

Wendy


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Draw Alongs starting February 2022

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I will be holding the following “Draw Along” sessions via Zoom.  

VAN GOGH

Date: Monday 28th February 2022

Morning session: 10am – 11.30am     Payment ref: VANMORN

Evening session:  6pm – 7.30pm         Payment ref: VANEVE

Subject:  “Van Gogh”.  

Materials needed:

A5 White drawing paper

Oil pastels (NOT soft pastels – they work very differently) – I’ll be using a set of 12 Pentel Arts oil pastels

Pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener, kitchen roll

Sgraffito tools  – this could be anything metal (or even strong plastic) that you can use to scratch through the surface of the oil pastel e.g. nails, coins etc.

If anyone needs any advice on materials please get in touch. 

Price per session: £7

During the session I will give step by step instructions on colour mixing, mark making and general oil pastel technique.   

Closing date for payments:  Thursday 24th February 2022

WOLF

Date: Monday 7th March 2022

Morning session: 10am – 11.30am     Payment ref: WOLFMORN

Evening session:  6pm – 7.30pm         Payment ref: WOLFEVE

Subject:  “Wolf”.  

Materials needed:   A5 White drawing paper, pencil/s (I will be using HB, 2B and 4B but whatever pencils you have will be fine), rubber and pencil sharpener.

Price per session: £7

During the session I will give step by step instructions on how to create the drawing focusing on proportion, shape, tone and texture.

Closing date for payments:  Thursday 3rd March 2022

DAFFODIL

Date: Monday 14th March 2022

Morning session: 10am – 11.30am     Payment ref: DAFFMORN

Evening session:  6pm – 7.30pm         Payment ref: DAFFEVE

Subject:  “Daffodil”.  

Materials needed:

A4 grey/mid-tone pastel paper/card (if you don’t have pastel paper, the grey/brown side of a cereal packet will work – that’s what I’ll be using during the lesson).  

Soft pastels (NOT oil pastels – they work very differently) – I’ll be using a set of 24 Inscribe pastels.

HB pencil, putty rubber/kneadable eraser.  Also, a cloth to clean your hands might be useful.  

Blending tools such as a paper stump, tortillion or cotton bud may also be useful.

If anyone needs any advice on materials please get in touch.  

Price per session: £7

Closing date for payments:  Thursday 10th March 2022

The camera will give a view of my hands throughout the sessions so you will be able to see my picture taking shape whilst creating your own at the same time.

Please contact me if you would like to book a place so I can send you the booking details.  Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque.  If you already have my online payment details please use the correct reference when paying.  Payments for multiple sessions can be made as a single total payment but please indicate either in the reference or by email which sessions the payment is for. Please drop me an email when you have paid so that I can confirm receipt and book you on the correct session.

I will email the Zoom meeting link to everyone after the relevant closing date along with the image to draw from.  The image can be printed out if you wish or you can display it in a window on your screen during the session.

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

Hope to see you soon.

Wendy