Teaching art/drawing is a huge part of being an artist for me. I have always had an element of teaching going on whether that's been at art clubs demonstrating, teaching 1.1 or teaching in schools and colleges. After having my daughter, we made the decision that going back to run the Level 2 Art and Design course at Weston College was not going to work around raising her. However, I couldn't let the teaching bug go!
I have always wanted to run my own art classes, in our village a new community centre was being set up and I felt I had no reason not to give it a go.
The idea around the classes is for them to provide a space for creatives to spend time working on their own projects, paintings and drawings. People find it difficult to make time for their creative pursuits and by committing to a weekly session they have time to be totally absorbed by their creative outlet with no distractions.
FRI 06, 13, 20, & 27 MARCH
7 - 9 pm
The Old Stores Studio, BA4 6HZ
£90pp for the whole four week course
During this four week course you will learn how to produce realistic drawings of wild animals using graphite pencils.
You will learn how to create a variety of textures using a range of pencil techniques; shown how to sketch your outline to get the most accurate drawing and finally how to apply what you have learnt to your own pencil drawing.
Working from your choice of image or from a selection of wildlife photos that will be available, you will be shown skills and techniques such as layering, blending, along with how to draw eyes, fur and feathers.
The course will be run in a relaxed and friendly manner and all exercises will be demonstrated by the tutor who will also give group presentations and one to one tuition. It is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists. By the end of the course you will have produced detailed wildlife drawings to take home with you!
THE OLD STORES STUDIO is a versatile art, craft & creative studio, workshop and events space in Evercreech - 10 minutes from Bruton & Castle Cary in Somerset - under an hour from Bath & Bristol, UK.
To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Nik on 07841437713 or Maria on 07801276750.
Happy new year!
I have wanted to start writing a blog for a little while now but it's always been pushed aside for drawing/social media. Now that I am doing this art thing full time (as full time as possible with a one year old!) I brought myself The Makers Year book, it had raving reviews and seemed to be the organisational book/diary I needed in my life. I have spent most evenings addicted to filling it in, making sure I start the new year on the right track and feeling full of motivation!
It's a great book! It breaks down how to run a business into really manageable chunks - I can draw pretty pictures but a being a business woman is an area I tend to struggle, I imagine like most artists out there, being quiet and totally immersed in a drawing is one thing....being a strong headed and driven business person is a totally different ball game.
(Photo from The makers Yearbook website-link in photo)
So for 2020 I have heaps of exciting things planned in this book, I am determined to make them a reality! Today my first list is almost complete and we're only on the first nap time - work time for me! I will keep mentioning this book and let you know how I get on with it throughout the year.
Looking to the next few months there are some super cute pets booked in to be drawn! I will also be working with Halstock Cabinet Makers designing some beautiful carvings and laser cuts!
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