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Drawing for Painters – Plus a Splash of Colour
(2 courses in 1!)
Drawing for Painters:
- A 10 week course that starts Feb 15, 2021. Last day April 23
- Every Monday a teaching video that is downloadable for forever access.
- Each of the first 8 weeks focus on 1 or 2 specific drawing concepts and give related exercises.
- Fridays will be splash of colour day to introduce line and wash techniques.
- The last 2 weeks will focus on line and wash techniques.
- Held on a private interactive website: post your work (just if you want to), put encouraging comments on other’s work.
- Questions can be posted into the website for Cheryl O and her team to answer.
- Once per week Zooms with Cheryl and the other students to be sure all your questions are answered.
Goals for this course:
- Inspire you to draw 5 days per week for 30 minutes. Some days may need less, and some a bit more.
- Learn practical ways to be creative with drawing that can be transferred to your paintings.
- Improve your skill in the following areas: dynamic lines, shading, negative space, lost edges, perspective, and more.
- Learn the fun and freedom of a splash of colour with line and wash techniques.
- Show and grow your art with an encouraging group. We are here to cheer each other on!
Who is it for?
- Beginners and intermediate artists should both feel at home in this course.
- NO PREVIOUS LESSONS (in drawing or painting) OR TALENT REQUIRED.
- As mentioned, ideally you would have 30 minutes, 5 days per week, to benefit the most from this course. Some days may be less, some more. That said, it is a guilt free zone!
Who is it NOT for:
- Anyone who teaches art – even just part time.
- Also please note: head and shoulders portraits are NOT covered in this course. Portraits is a full course on it’s own – another time.
- To draw with: three 4B pencils, 1 HB pencil, 1 piece of sanguine chalk or sanguine soft conte (you can buy a single piece at an art store), white chalk (children’s chalk is fine), willow charcoal, 2 black Sharpie markers one fine tip and one extra fine tip, some white Hold-It or Sticky Tac (that stuff they use to put posters on a wall) for an eraser, a ruler, any type of pencil sharpener.
- You will need: lots of scrap paper for practice (really lots – you don’t need to use a good sketch book for practice). The back of used computer paper is fine, or buy a cheap paper pad at least 8″ x 11″. Other surfaces: 6 sheets of black construction paper (you could get an inexpensive pack at a craft store), 1 piece of pastel paper in a medium gray colour, 1 piece of pastel paper in a medium brown colour, a small pad of watercolour paper 9″ x 12″ (hot pressed if available, but cold pressed will work too), optional – a sketch book at least 8.5″ x 11″.
- For adding colour, you just need ONE of the following, in at least the 3 primary colours – red, yellow, blue: watercolour paint, acrylic paint (fluid acrylic is best, but any kind can work), inks, coloured pencils, pastels.