Running over 3 Monday afternoons, this fully tutored introductory course focuses on the the key techniques and methods we first use in our approach to depicting the human figure.
Working with a life model, each of the 3 sessions will focus on a different subject.
Week 1 – Gestural drawing
Week 2 – Measured Drawing
Week 3 – Tonal values
• Learn how to use different drawing materials, including pencil, charcoal, graphite and chalk.
• Learn to draw from observation, from a range of short and long, model poses.
• Gain an understanding of the materials used.
• Use measuring to improve the proportion of drawings.
• Learn to create effective compositions.
Students will produce line drawings and tonal drawings. In some sessions we might do lots of quick drawings and in others we may produce just one or two longer drawings. The course is suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience who wish to hone their skills. No previous knowledge is required. A selection of basic drawing materials will be provided: e.g. paper, a range of pencils, charcoal, white chalk and erasers. Students are also welcome to bring their own materials if preferred.
This mini course is ideal for beginners, those returning to drawing after a period of time, and those looking to improve their current practice.
Course Price: £90
One class on its own: £35
Monday 31st October
Monday 7th November
Monday 14th November
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Avenue, Leeds LS7 2QU
Includes the following:
All drawing materials
Use of an easel
Atmospheric drawing space
Refreshments and biscuits
Tessa Houghton is a professional artist and experienced art tutor. She also teaches landscape and oil painting courses. She spent 12 years living and working in Barcelona until returning to England 4 years ago. She now lives in Chapel Allerton and is a studio holder at East Street Arts. Tessa’s work is exhibited and held in collections around the world. More information about Tessa’s own practice can be found here: www.tessahoughton.com
– Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tutored Classes –
Payment in full required at the time of booking
Full Refunds issued up to 14 days before the start of the class