River Landscapes on the Shoulders of Giants
14,th 21st, 28th September
9.30am – 4.00pm
£70 each, or £180 for all three
Three days by the River Test looking at different methods used by Masters of the techniques. Coffee and light lunch are included.
Van Gogh and Mark Making – 14th September, 2016
Van Gogh implies depth and distance using weight of marks. Movement, flowers, paths and more, are all depicted with an economy of descriptive line, dot, circle and shape.
You will develop a way of drawing using a vocabulary of different marks. Materials used will be pencils, pens and inks.
Cy Twombly, Picasso, Chris Ofili and Mixed Media – 21st September, 2016
The joy of playing with art is often forgotten. Mixed media is not a cross between Blue Peter’s cut and paste, and Playschool. Rediscover the fun of mixing wax crayons and watercolours, of sticking a print into a drawing. This playful approach will help you relax creatively, and try new ideas. There are no rules and no boundaries. Lots of different materials will be used.
The Fauves and Colour – 28th September, 2016
The Fauves were a group of French painters prominent from 1905, including Matisse, Vlaminck, and Derain, characterized by the use of bright colours and simplified forms.
You will be interpreting the landscape by the river and yurt, embracing the Fauves use of colour. Suggested materials would be bright inks, watercolour dyes, acrylics –basically anything bright and quick drying.
Life Class on Wednesday Evenings
5th, 12th and 19th October
6pm – 9pm
£40 each or £100 for all three
Three evenings of taught life drawing in October, kept warm by a wood burning stove.
A Single Pose – 5th October, 2016
In this first class you will learn the basics of life drawing, looking at different drawing materials, thinking about foreshortening, and proportions. The model will keep the same pose all evening so you can focus on the mechanics of life drawing.
Music and Movement – 12th October, 2016
This evening will be about gestures, rhythm and flow. The thought of drawing a moving figure sends most beginners into a blind panic. DO NOT PANIC. You will find you are better at this than you thought. You will learn to observe the movement of a body, with its repetitions and rhythms.
The Clothed Form – 19th October, 2016
Most of the bodies we see are clothed most of the time. The way clothes hang, fit and move describe the body within. This evening you will look at how to capture the model still, and moving, and how their clothes enhance the actions or otherwise.
Materials and paper will be provided, plus vital tea or coffee at half time.