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TEN-WEEK COURSE PLAN drawing & painting in both watercolours and acrylics for both beginners and those more advanced.
Also, the same course but done all day one Saturday per month, at Lydiate L31 4HL
for three months (please contact me for further details).
The classes are then ongoing through the year so that you can keep learning.
Classes held at Liverpool, Maghull, Lydiate, Hightown, Formby and Southport (scroll down for venues & prices)
The aim over the first ten weeks (or one Saturday per month for three months at Lydiate) is for you to use paint in a confident way, to understand the basic principles that will allow you to progress on your own initiative.
This will be achieved in a friendly and relaxed class so that you will learn best by a hands on approach and at your own pace, with me giving a demonstration of what you are asked to do, then allowing you to experiment with the medium under my guidance.
On week one, you will be introduced to the basic drawing skills such as measuring up a subject to achieve the correct proportions. Often, even people who may have been painting for a number of years, have not been taught basic drawing techniques, for example: how to measure and achieve correct proportions. The course will also deal with simple perspective. A good painting cannot sit on a badly drawn composition. Once you are happy with the basics, you will then move on to painting techniques, working from a still-life, set up in the class room. This will allow you to learn at your own pace in order to gain confidence in the acrylic medium and to experiment on personal technique. Initially, you will work in one colour, to gain knowledge of tone, before moving on to more colours. On the following weeks you will be able to work from your own favourite subject under my guidance.You can enrol for further weeks and keep learning; also take part in our regular exhibitions to allow you to display your work and sell.
The cost of the ten week course is from £65 to £75, depending which venue you attend (please see below). The courses will then be ongoing till next summer.
THE MAIN AREAS COVERED BY THE FIRST TEN WEEKS WILL BE:
· Introduction to materials needed
· Introduction to the medium of drawing & painting
· Compositional skills, including how to transfer a photograph to paper or canvas by use of the grid system · Use of simple perspective and how to measure and achieve accurate proportions
· Introduction of techniques on how to apply paint and how to mix colours
· Exercises on tone, using one colour, then advancing on to more colours
· To produce by the end of the first 10 weeks a body of work that will demonstrate your progress
When you gain more experience from the art class, you might consider the life drawing class, working directly from the model. Often members, once they have learned the basics, want to advance and take on more challanging subjects. Life drawing is the best way to learn accurate drawing, as it allows you to develop your observational skills. Also, weather permitting, the art class moves outside and we try to work directly from the subject. Nearby is the Hayloft, a farm with interesting subjects, ranging from ducks, peacocks, interesting buildings, ruin hall and the nearby ruins of the old abby. If you want to find further information on the art classes, please click here to visit my dedicated art classes website
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