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Drawing Practice




9 Weeks - Fri Afternoon

About the Course

Learn to draw using graphite, and charcoal. Start with basics, tone, line and proportion.... develop further drawing skills each term. Learn at your own pace. A mix of still life , found objects and photographs. We will start in graphite and charcoal , later on try drawing using  pastels, colour pencils, etc. There will be some theory as we go .   We will have fun .

Start by bringing  a good quality A4 cartridge paper pad. A couple of pencils - strength 2B and 6B and a HB. Also a soft grey putty rubber.  Any other art stuff you have such as pastels .We will add items as we go...bring a mug if you want a cuppa.

How to create a drawing from a photograph or still life.

Composition and tonal variation ( darks and lights)

Perspective and foreshortening.

Shading techniques

Using the magic rubber to create light in your work

Colour in terms of dark/light rather than hue. 

How to relax and express your creative drive.

Your Instructor

Grant Eyre

Grant Eyre is a visual artist with a working career as a civil
draftsman followed by a retirement learning to paint and
draw. His journey in Art has lead to four First Prizes in
Drawing, several Highly Commended awards , with works
in private collections.

Grant Eyre
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