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Foundations of Drawing and Painting

6 lessons on Wednesdays 18th September to October 23rd  2024 2 to 4.30

  • Starts 18 Sept
  • 120 British pounds
  • Craven Arts House

Available spots


Service Description

Foundations of Drawing and Painting 6 lessons on Wednesday afternoons 18th September to 23rd October @2 to 4.30 £120.00 Suitable for beginners and those with some experience The first sessions will focus on the basic fundamentals of drawing, with a strong emphasis on working from observation to achieve a likeness of the subject. We’ll learn measuring techniques, shading and developing tone, and how to look and see as an artist to express our own vision. The goal will be to represent the subject convincingly in graphite and charcoal. There will be a strong focus on light and shadow, and how to achieve a three dimensional effect on paper. We’ll work towards completing a large still life drawing in charcoal and chalk on toned paper before moving on to paint. Once there is confidence in the drawing skills we’ll move on to painting, initially learning and studying the materials and colour theory. We’d complete a monochromatic (grisaille) still life study using raw umber and titanium white to gain an understanding of the properties of the paint, and develop confidence with the methods of painting from life and from photographs before moving on to colour. We’ll complete a master copy, studying artists of the past to gain an insight into their thought process, composition, and colour choices as well as different applications of the paint and techniques. The goal will be to work towards completing a final still life painting, where we can bring together all the techniques learnt while bringing our own individual expression and vision to the work. The higher price of this course reflects the materials included, and slightly longer session time of 2.5 hours. 1. Setting up equipment / materials / media 2. Subject / imagination / location / sources 3. Sketching / on-site 4. Growth and Form 5. Experimenting with different styles and decorative treatments includes printmaking  6. Projects and progress ABOUT THE ARTIST TUTOR: 'For the past 6 years, Luke has regularly taught the fundamentals of drawing and painting at many locations including The Art House Wakefield, The Tetley Leeds, Harewood House, and Left Bank. He also works as a freelance tutor at A level for schools and colleges working with the New Collaborative learning Trust. Demos and workshops have also coincided with exhibitions which have included The Great Yorkshire Show, Leeds Art Gallery and Saltaire Art Gallery.'


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations, refunds and exchanges: If you cancel your course or class 14 clear days or more before the start date, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel your course or class less than 14 clear days before the start date, refunds will be given at the discretion of Craven Arts. No refunds or partial refunds will be given once the course has started. Craven Arts reserves the right to make alterations to the published details course as necessary and/or cancel the course. In the event that the course has to be cancelled or rescheduled, we will attempt to contact you with as much notice as possible and you will receive a full refund. Craven Arts cannot take responsibility for any of your travel and other costs and/or expenses associated with your attendance or planned attendance of the course (including in the event of changes or cancellation by the Craven Arts). You cannot resell or transfer your place at the course or class without the Craven Arts consent.


Contact Details

  • 55 Otley Street, Skipton, UK

    info@cravenarts.co.uk


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