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Drawing with Coloured Pencils | Sally Mowbray

Learn to draw realistically and how to develop rich colour and tonal contrasts using a set of coloured pencils on cartridge or watercolour paper. This drawing class offers an encouraging, supportive environment for students to discover the joy of drawing realistically with coloured pencils. Beginning with simple still life observational drawing as a way of learning to ‘really see’, classes will gently progress to more complex subjects. Students will be guided through the process with demonstrations and encouraged to work at their own pace. Anyone can learn to draw, and this is a great starting point.

image from Shivangi Sharma

In these classes students will

  • understand the use of line, tone, shape, texture, proportion and composition
  • learn how to approach drawing by breaking the subject down into simple components
  • learn about significant artists whose practice includes drawing

What to expect

Week 1 | Focusing on simple subject matter – still life using the primary red yellow blue to achieve as many mixed colours as possible working with different styles of mark making to develop tone, intensity and gesture

Week 2 | More complex subject matter such as sections from old master paintings (Fragonard) giving opportunity to explore fabric folds luscious colour and high and low contrast

Week 3 | Contemporary landscape using colour and mark making ideas from a Fauve painting and applying them to a b&W landscape photo. Practice using colour as emotional indicator

Week 4 | Tricky subject – draw the reflections and highlights in a still life of a metal tray with oranges (and their reflections)

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for complete beginners to anyone interested in building their drawing skills.

Materials

Please bring the following

  • Set of 20-24 pencils. Derwent or Caran Dache preferred, or Faber Castelle
  • Cartridge or watercolour paper pad A4 or A3

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Drawing with Coloured Pencils | Sally Mowbray

<p>Learn to draw realistically and how to develop rich colour and tonal contrasts using a set of coloured pencils on cartridge or watercolour paper. This drawing class offers an encouraging,

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Price excludes materials | Suits all levels.