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Gustav Klimt Pattern Workshop

Hi everyone

I’m so excited to show off the patterns you all produced in today’s Gustav Klimt Pattern Workshop – a first for Leeds Art Group.  Wow, what an explosion of colour, pattern and creativity!  It was fantastic seeing how different everyone’s work was and each one of them a wonderful piece of art.  You all really embraced the concept today and I hope you all enjoyed it.  I’m already thinking up ideas for future Pattern Workshops, so watch this space!  A big thank you to everyone who helped me out today with setting up and packing away.  I couldn’t have done it without your help today and I really appreciate it.

No classes for the rest of this week but classes will resume in the week commencing Monday 13th May.

See you next week.

Wendy

 

 

  


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Beginners Courses – Week 5

Hi folks

After our week off it was good to give those drawing skills a good work out with some timed drawings.  The Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 1 had meerkats as their subject and produced a series of lively sketches in pencil and pen.  The Beginners Birds Drawing Course did some similar timed exercises but with blue tits as the subject, using soft pastel.  These quick, spontaneous drawings are good practice if you intend to draw from life.  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 used inktense blocks and experimented with colour mixing to create these dramatic portraits.  Great work everyone.

Don’t forget, the courses have another week off next week and classes will resume in the week commencing Monday 13th May.  In the meantime, I’ll see some of you on the Gustav Klimt Pattern Workshop on Monday 6th May – looking forward to it!

See you all soon.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 4 & New Gustav Klimt Pattern Workshop

Hi everyone

The Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 1 used soft pastel to draw this lovely, mucky pig this week.  Pastel is a messy business and difficult to control but you all did really well with it.  In the Beginners Birds Drawing Course we used oil pastels to create the gorgeous, vibrant colours of bullfinches.  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 used fineliner pen and a cross hatching technique to show tone in these fantastic portraits.  Brilliant work everyone!

I’m pleased to announce a brand new 1 day pattern workshop based on the work of Gustav Klimt on Monday 6th May 2019 10.00am – 2.30pm.  For full details please go to the Courses for 2019 page or click here.  Places are filling up fast so get in touch if you would like to book a place.   Tel: 07788 871286 or email leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or use our “Contact” page.

Don’t forget there are no classes next week as we have a break for Easter but we are back in class from Monday 29th April.

Have a great Easter weekend and I’ll see you all soon.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 3

Hi folks

This week the Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 1 produced some fantastic watercolour paintings of giraffes. The Beginners Birds Drawing Course created herons using collage and the Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 had a couple of life models (thanks Shuchita and Harry) to practice what we have covered so far.  Lots of different challenges for the different groups but all produced brilliant work.  Keep it up!

See you next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 2

Hi everyone

It was elephant week this week for the Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 1.  I love this lesson as it always produces such great work.  We had a fabulous parade of charcoal elephants by the end of the lesson. In the Beginners Birds Drawing Course we created colourful drawings of Kingfishers using soft pastels.  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 continued to look at tone and the contours of the face by producing these black and white paintings.  Well done everyone!  I’ve really enjoyed this week’s lessons, hope you have too.

See you all next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 1

Welcome back!

Our first week back and plenty of challenges faced already.  The Beginners Animal Portraiture Course 1 started with this pencil drawing of a dog – focusing on tone and proportion.  The Beginners Birds Drawing Course did some great scaperboard drawings of Starlings.  Sorry, but I forgot to take photos.  You’ll just have to take my word for it that they were fab!  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 2 jumped in at the deep end by starting with self-portraits in charcoal.  It’s always exciting to see what everyone produces in the very first lesson and I can’t wait to see what else you can do.

Looking forward to next week.

Wendy

 

     


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Beginners Courses – Week 7 & new courses starting in March 2019.

That’s all folks!

Yes, we have finally come to the end of the course and what a finish!  The Beginners Birds Drawing Course created these beautiful drawings of goldfinches using water soluble ink blocks.  In the Beginners Pastel Drawing Course we had a life drawing lesson and practised the proportions of the figure as well as using a more sketching style of working.  The Beginners Portraiture Course Level 1 also had life models and used all those skills they have been practising in previous week but this time on the real thing!  Great work everyone and big thanks to our models Isidoro, Shuchita and Josh.

You’ve been such lovely classes to teach this term and I hope you have all enjoyed it.  The good news is that you don’t have to wait long until we are back in class again.  New courses start on Monday 25th March and full details can be found on the Courses for 2019 page by clicking here.  If you have any questions about the courses or would like to book a place or if you would like to be added to my mailing list then please get in touch either by email at leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk, telephone 07788 871286 or via the Contact page.

See you soon and well done on all your fab work this term.

Wendy