New Observational Drawing Course

Submitted by Karen Goonewardene on October 11, 2021 - 22:58

Venue, Timing and Cost

Ayres House Studios, Wallingford, OX10 0JZ
Wednesday, 3 November 2021 to Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Mornings 10:30 - 12:30 Evenings 7pm - 9pm
6 Week IN-PERSON Drawing Course

Designed with beginners and improvers in mind, this 6 week course offers the opportunity to study basic yet fundamental building blocks of observational drawing in a supportive and friendly environment. Taking place in the inspirational gallery space at Ayres House Studios, this course is perfect for anyone who loves to draw and those wishing to rekindle their love of drawing.

Course Overview:

Week 1: 3rd November 2021:- Mark-making & Happy Accidents
Week 2: 10th November 2021:- Lines, Angles & Perspective
Week 3: 17th November 2021:- Positive and Negative Spaces
Week 4: 24th November 2021:- Contours to build Volume
Week 5: 1st December 2021:- Light, Dark & Tonal Values
Week 6: 8th December 2021:- Textures & Surface Details

A range of materials and equipment will be supplied as part of the course, including, individual A5 sketchbooks for you to keep. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Karen deftly introduces interesting and challenging exercises to the class in a mindful and motivating way to develop her students' own competence, confidence and enjoyment of drawing from close observation.

Testimonials from previous students:-

"I really enjoyed the course and appreciated your instruction and gentle encouragement. It has really enabled me to feel able to get going with my own style of drawing. Thanks again for being a great teacher" Zoe, Reading

"Very well organised course....impressive instruction... every detail was preciously thought out and all objects and equipment provided with meticulous care. Karen is an excellent teacher." Hugh, South Oxfordshire.

"... I would recommend Karen to give lessons any day, thank-you." Ann, Woodcote.

Wednesday Mornings 10:30 - 12:30 or
Wednesday Evenings 7pm - 9pm

Karen's drawing courses have been very popular in the past, so early booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

FREE on-site parking

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