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Drawing into Painting

Fridays from 10am - 12.30pm with artist and tutor Christine Frew

  • Started 22 Apr
  • 225 British pounds
  • Beaverhall Artists Studios

Service Description

Friday 22nd April to Friday 24th June 10 weeks (no break) Students will work from the live model to make a series of portrait drawings and paintings. For this course, students should have some experience of drawing or painting. Weeks 1 to 5 will concentrate on drawing skills and mixed media techniques-using materials including pencil, charcoal, graphite, ink, conte chalks and pastel. Weeks 6-10 will focus on painting techniques, composition, colour mixing and brushwork. The focus will be on creating a likeness and making unique and interesting artworks. Students will develop skills in mark making, line, tone, colour, form, composition and an understanding of the anatomy of the human head and hands. Classes will begin with a short demonstration showing how to utilise and engage with the materials that week. We will also look at examples of contemporary and historical portraiture to inspire us. Materials Basic drawing and painting materials to include the following - A range of pencils e.g. B, 2B, 4B, 6B - Graphite stick - Putty rubber - Charcoal - Charcoal pencil - White chalk - Black waterproof drawing ink - Heavyweight cartridge paper A1,A2 or A3 size - Masking tape - Coloured inks, pastels, conte chalks and other mixed media drawing materials (optional) For weeks 6-10 students will need - paints ( acrylic or oil) - a range brushes to use with their paints plus - 1 x household paint brush for using with acrylic or oil paint - Zest or other eco alternative to use if painting in oils - palette for mixing paints -card, board or canvas for painting on. - apron or protective clothing Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines page for information about attending studio-based classes. This course is at EDS Studio, 27 Beaverhall Road.

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Contact Details

  • 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971