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Drawing with Traditional Mixed Media | NEW

Course Overview

Are you interested in the drawings of Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt? This class will show you how to employ a range of traditional artist’s materials as used by the masters. The class will greatly benefit anyone wanting to come to grips with the breadth of possibilities inherent in traditional drawing materials. Materials studied will include pen and ink, pen and wash, red, black and white chalk, and white gouache; together with a variety of coloured and white papers. Improve your drawing skills while also experiencing the range of possibilities working with traditional drawing materials offer an artistic practice, both individually and in unison.

Image: Carp Fish by Dominique Millar

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for beginners to more experienced with an interest in learning classical drawing techniques. All aspects of the lesson will include one on one tuition and regular group demonstrations.

What to expect

Gain an introduction to the use of mixed media materials employed by artists of the past.
Use different media to describe form, contour, relative ‘warm’ and ‘cool’ values and the distribution of light and shadow over objects.
Make use of a variety of coloured papers in mixed media drawings.


Please bring the following items to class (if unsure of any materials, bring what you have to the first class and your tutor will review and explain materials with you):

Oil based black chalk pencil
Oil based red chalk pencil
White chalk pencil
White gouache paint
Stanley knife
Kneedable eraser
A3 sktechbook
Two paper stumps
Nib holder
Speedball or other brand of lettering & drawing round pen nib B Style B-5 ½ (and two other nibs of slightly smaller and larger sizes).
Watercolour brush
One sheet of watercolour paper
Three A3 sheets of blue-grey paper or a larger sheet divided to size.
Three A3 sheets of buff paper sheets or a larger sheet divided to size.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.