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Still Life Drawing & Painting

with artist & tutor Phoebe Dingwall Tuesdays 1 - 3.30pm

  • Started 16 Apr
  • 240 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

Over the period of 10 classes, you will learn how to make observational drawings & paintings using a variety of different art materials and mediums. You will think about the formal aspects of drawing from line, mass, proportions, scale, perspective, to tonal values, to negative and positive space, and the exciting use of different materials and composition. Phoebe will inform you how artists have used different mediums such as Seurat with his use of Conte crayon or how Vincent Van Gogh used pen and ink. You will explore colour mixing, and how to also make warm and cold greys and how to think about complementary colours. You will also learn how to create shiny surfaces. Weekly Summary: 1) The first class will be drawing flowers in monochrome, we will be using different 6B and 8B pencils, looking at the different softness of the greys created through line and shadow and recreating light using a putty rubber. 2) This class will be using charcoal sticks of different thicknesses, drawing container shapes such as pottery cups, jugs and plates. Looking at the drawings of Morandi as an inspiration. 3) Pen and ink drawing after plants and leaves looking at details, up close, we will look at Georgia O’keefe as an inspiration 4) In this lesson we will be looking at how to create the illusion of shiny surfaces which create reflections such forks, spoons, mirrors and jewellery, we will be using a variety of pencils and watercolour mixing up wet and dry mediums. Van Eyck images will be looked at. 5) In this still life we will be drawing shoes using conte crayons, looking at the work of Van Gogh. 6) In this class we will be using oil pastels and will be drawing a compositional still life, with different objects such as candles sticks, fruit and flowers looking at composition and finding rhythm and movement in our mark making. 7) The first class will be drawing flowers using coloured pencils and watercolour. We will look at the work of Chagall. 8) Today we will be mixing up using ink and watercolour to paint seashells, seaweed and drift wood. 9) Here we will be rendering transparency, drawing glasses using watercolour pencils. 10) In this class we will be using oil pastel with solvent,and will be drawing a compositional still life, with different objects looking at composition, and finding rhythm and movement in our mark making. All basic materials are provided, with the added option of bringing in your own higher quality or specific materials.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstance

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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