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“Inspired” – Week 5 & Virtual Exhibition!

Hi everyone

This week we took on soft pastels – possibly one of the messiest mediums but worth it!  Monet’s classic “Japanese Footbridge” painting was our inspiration and gave us lots of scope for colour mixing and mark making.  Great work everyone!  Maybe we could even see some more of those pictures in……wait for it……the first EVER Leeds Art Group Virtual Exhibition!

So what if we can’t have a proper exhibition this year?  We can still all get together on Zoom to show our work.

On Monday 30th November at 6pm – 7pm we will be holding our first ever virtual exhibition and all Leeds Art Group members are invited to attend and/or exhibit even if you aren’t currently taking part in any courses.  
 
Simply send me a photo of your work by Thursday 26th November and I will put together a slide show of all the work for us all to view during the meeting/exhibition.  Let me know via email if you want to attend/take part and I will send you the full details along with the Zoom meeting link.  Hope you can join us.

Here are some photos of this weeks work, for more photos visit our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

See you next week.

Wendy

 


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“Inspired” – Week 4

Hi folks

We went monochrome this week!  After last week’s colour bonanza I thought it would be good to see what you can do with just black and white and you did not let me down!  You created these amazing drawings based on Maori patterns using just black pen.  Beautiful drawings everyone, great work.

Here are some photos of this weeks work, for more photos visit our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

See you soon.

Wendy

 


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“Inspired” – Week 3

Hi everyone

This week we had fun cutting and sticking with these collages inspired by Matisse’s Cut Outs.  Plenty of opportunity to unleash your creativity with this one and with some wonderful results!  I love how you’ve all interpreted the same task in your own unique ways and I’ve also loved seeing all those bright colours and bold shapes.  Just what we need when the nights are getting darker – a good splash of colour to cheer us all up!  Fantastic work everyone, well done.

Here are some photos of this weeks work, for more photos visit our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

See you soon.

Wendy

 


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“Inspired” – Week 2

Hi folks

A very colourful week this week.  We looked at the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and used his  style to translate our own pictures of flowers into watercolour paintings.  Some really beautiful paintings everyone with such vibrant colours!  Worthy of any Art Nouveau lampshade.  Hope you all enjoyed painting them.

Here are some photos of this weeks work, for more photos visit our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

See you all next week.

Wendy

 


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Thank you!

Hi again

I almost forgot to say a big thank you to you all on behalf of The Trussell Trust who provide vital foodbanks across the UK.  Through donating 10% of your course fees to the trust, together we’ve managed to raise £161!  It’s lovely to know Leeds Art Group have done our bit to help a few people put Christmas dinner on the table this year.  So thank you all for being lovely!

For further information about The Trussell Trust and the work they do please visit their website here:  https://www.trusselltrust.org/

Cheerio

Wendy


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“Inspired” – Week 1

Hi everyone

Welcome back for a new term and a brand new course and this time we get to use colour – hurray!  This week we used mostly oil pastels to create our own versions of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”.  What fantastic drawings you’ve all been sending me!  I’ve loved seeing your pictures this week and it sounds like you’ve enjoyed this task, it certainly shows in your work.  Well done everyone.  Even more colour next week!

Here are some photos of this weeks work, for more photos visit our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

See you soon

Wendy

 

 


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“Pencil and Paper” Part 4 – Week 5 & new courses starting October 2020!

Hi folks

This week was sadly the last week of the current term but you pulled out all the stops and put everything you’ve learned into your drawings.  This week we used items from the bathroom as our subject.  All those different bottles, tubes and brushes in various shapes, sizes, tones and textures gave us a lot to work with.  Fantastic work everyone!  I can really see how much observation and consideration you’ve put into these drawings.  You’ve taken everything we’ve covered in the course and put it into practice.  Great stuff!

Here are some photos of this weeks work, for more photos visit our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

Don’t forget, the next online courses “Inspired” Online Beginners Art Course will be starting on Monday 12th October 2020 and this time we’ll get to use some colour!  So get in touch if you would like to book a place.  Full course details can be found on the Courses for 2020 page by clicking here.  If you have any questions you can contact me by email at:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel:  07788 871286.

See you soon

Wendy


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“Pencil and Paper” Part 4 – Week 4 & new courses starting October 2020!

Hi everyone

This week we were concentrating on the small things in life.  Taking small objects of any description and drawing them larger than life.  This was a chance to practice using your observation skills to notice all those tiny details that can sometimes be overlooked in larger drawings.  You produced some fantastic drawings with really interesting objects and compositions.  Great work everyone! For more photos of this weeks work, visit our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

Next week is the last lesson of the current courses and then we’ll have a short break but the next online courses “Inspired” Online Beginners Art Course will be starting on Monday 12th October 2020 and this time we’ll get to use some colour!  So get in touch if you would like to book a place.  Full course details can be found on the Courses for 2020 page by clicking here.  If you have any questions you can contact me by email at:  leedsartgroup@yahoo.co.uk or tel:  07788 871286.

See you soon

Wendy

 

 


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New courses starting 12th October 2020!

Hi everyone

The following online courses will be running from Monday 12th October 2020.  The closing date for payments is 8th October 2020.

“Inspired”: Online Beginners Art Course – Morning course: 10.00am – 10.30am

“Inspired”: Online Beginners Art Course – Evening course: 6.30pm – 7.00pm

Please specify which time slot you would like when booking.

The courses will run for 7 weeks and cost £35These courses are free to any NHS employees as a thank you for helping us get through all this.  Just send me a photo of your staff card when you book.  10% of all course fees will be donated to The Trussell Trust who provide vital food banks across the UK and are anticipating a huge increase in demand this winter due to the coronavirus situation.  For further information, visit their website at: www.trusselltrust.org.

In this course we will look at other works of art and used them as inspiration for our own artwork creations.  This may mean recreating all or part of a picture or simply using it as reference for our own ideas and interpretation. This course is designed for beginners but would be suitable for all abilities.

Materials

The course will explore a range of different media including pencil, watercolour, pastel etc.  Alternative media suggestions will be given for each lesson, so if you don’t have the specific materials used in the example, you will still be able to have a go at the tasks.  The bare minimum you will need for the course are a pencil and something to create colour.  A full list of materials used in the lessons will be included in the booking details.

Lessons

The lessons will be delivered via a 30 minute online live chat/demonstration in which I will explain each task and you will be able to ask any questions.  We will use “Zoom”, an online web conferencing program and you will be sent a link on how to download this with your booking confirmation.  Zoom is free and you don’t need to set up an account.  You will be sent a link before the start of the course which can be used each week to take you straight to the lesson.

Recorded video

Following the lesson you will also receive a link to a 30 minute recorded video of the whole picture being created by myself from start to finish in time lapse together with instructions along the way.

Information sheets

I will also email you an information sheet following the lesson with step by step instructions on how to create the picture.

Feedback/advice

Once you have produced your picture I would be happy to receive any photos of your work via email, text or WhatsApp and would gladly offer any advice or feedback that you might require.

Showing off

At Leeds Art Group we do like to show off our wonderful creations!  So if you send me a photo of your work there’s a good chance I will put it on our website or our Instagram page @leedsartgroup.  If you’d prefer me not to do this, just let me know.  Or if you’d prefer to do your own showing off then you can join the Leeds Art Group WhatsApp group so that you can all post your masterpieces on there whenever you like and see what the rest of the group are doing.

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” Part 4 – Week 3

Hi everyone

This week we went back to our childhood and got out all our toys! Toys are a great subject to draw as they come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes, textures and colours.  So there was a lot to challenge us in this one.  You did a fantastic job with these drawings, particularly with showing the different textures and describing the shape and form of the toys.  Really cheerful, lovely drawings everyone, well done!

Here are some photos of this weeks work.  For more photos visit our instagram page @leedsartgroup.

See you soon.

Wendy