Session 1

January 06, 2017

This session is about basic drawing techniques. The students will learn how to choose the right paper and drawing equipment to get different results. They will learn how to 'sight'  and will create their first observational drawing using professional techniques.

The students should bring:

  • Good quality pencils of these grades: 2H, HB, 2B and 4B

  • A good quality polymer eraser

  • A pencil sharpener

  • An A4 pad of cartridge paper - preferably ring bound

Rough paper and charcoal will be provided.

Session 2

January 13, 2017

This session is about basic watercolour techniques. The students will learn 6 watercolour techniques and apply them to a simple painted scene by following my example.

The students should bring:

small watercolour field set

a range of watercolour brushes

A4 300 gsm watercolour pad 

pencils

Session 3

January 20, 2017

Session 3 is about Negative Space and continuing to develop the 'artist's eye' 

The students should bring their drawing equipment

Handouts and props will be provided.

Vietnam public holiday

January 27, 2017

There will be no class on Jan 28th for the Tet holiday

Vietnam public holiday

February 03, 2017

There will be no class this week

Session 4

February 10, 2017

This is the second session about basic watercolour techniques. The students will learn 6 more watercolour techniques and apply them to a simple painted scene by following my example.

The students should bring:

small watercolour field set

a range of watercolour brushes

A4 300 gsm watercolour pad 

pencils

A range of specialist materials will be provided.

session 5

February 17, 2017

This session is about learning to see subtle tones. We will start with a mindfulness exercise and then complete two short drawings about white and not white.

The students should bring their drawing equipment.

 

Props and handouts will be provided.

Session 6

February 24, 2017

This session is about developing  watercolour skills. After warming up with a mindfulness exercise, we will paint a complex landscape using a wide range of techniques. 

The students should bring:

small watercolour field set

a range of watercolour brushes

A4 300 gsm watercolour pad 

pencils

Handouts will be provided

Session 7

March 03, 2017

This session is about colour theory.  The students will work on colour Values and Tones.

The students should bring:

their watercolour equipment

Handouts will be provided

Exhibition weekend

March 10, 2017

The will be no class this weekend because i am in Nha Trang for my solo exhibition - Springtime in Vietnam 

Session 8

March 17, 2017

This session is about observation, portraits and 'letting go'. We will draw portraits of each other with our 'other' hand and write something about each person. In this way we engage with the subject and begin to put our feelings into our artwork.

Session 9

March 24, 2017

Today's drawing class is about drawing people quickly.   We will do some automatic drawing exercises and then the students will draw each other.

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