Day 1 – Putting a mark on Paper.
a.m. ‘Getting your hands dirty!’ – a demonstration by the tutor in charcoal and chalk on coloured paper, students to follow.
‘Using negative spaces’ – you will create the shape of an object, students can work from surrounding objects using either pencils or charcoals
‘Topsy Turvy’ – working upside down, students will use a range of pencils.
p.m. ‘Musical chairs’ – drawing an image all together
‘Drawing the impossible’ – sketch a crumpled piece of paper
‘Drawing an animal’ – choose from images provided by tutor.
Day 2 – Seeing the world in colour
a.m. ‘Reflect on your emotions using colour’ e.g. anger, happiness, sadness, loneliness, uncertainty, satisfaction
‘Colour mixing’ – from primary to secondary to complementary. Three demonstrations by tutor, students to follow.
p.m. ‘Creating your own painting’ – using your own image under tutor’s guidance.
‘Diagonal method’ – a demonstration on how to enlarge your image.
You will finish the workshop with discussions and a summary of your achievements.
So what’s next ?… Well, why not book onto our Life & Portraiture Drawing workshop with Varvara to round off Beginners Week? A logical progression from the first mark on a piece of paper to figurative drawing and finally the human face…… The two workshops can be booked individually or you can book for the whole week at a discounted price of £325
About the Tutor: Varvara Neiman