"Drawing is the bones of art, you have to be able to walk before you can run" Dion Archibald
Line & Tone
I teach foundation drawing classes which are pitched for the beginner but also valuable for practising artists wanting to review basics. I have an art school trained background where drawing was
a strongly practised disipline.
My workshops primarily focus on observational drawing using set exercises - fundamentally exploring line and tone.
The classes may appeal to those who enjoyed art perhaps in their school years, but haven't picked up a pen or pencil for some time,
or have dabbled now and then but feel they would like to get a good grounding in the basics. Individual skills can vary in beginners, however the exercises allow time to develop an understanding of techniqes and may reveal a personal style.
People can focus on favourite subjects, once they warm up, and classes are small enough so that everyone gets personal attention and advice throughout the session.
Drawing to paint
Most students naturally move towards painting at some stage, having developed a good grounding in observational drawing and tonal studies, will help achieve a more successful painting.
The classes include a strong focus on composition, an important consideration before beginning to paint. The objective of the course is to enable students to feel more confident in utilising drawing and compositional knowledge to successfully compose and plan a painting in any medium.
Some course materials are supplied and normally sessions are approx 5 hours a day, with lunch and refreshment breaks.
I offer weekend workshops in Foundation drawing, but week day or evening classes can also be arranged.
2 day workshops are $80 per person - includes some materials and morning & afternoon teas. Maximum 12 people per class.
Workshops can be run for groups or businesses both in and outside the Wairarapa region.
Please enquire about up coming classes here.
"And after drawing comes composition.
A well-composed painting is half done"
Pierre Bonnard, 19th century French Post Impressionist painter