I've been drawing for as long as I can remember and out of everything I do, I probably love to do this most of all. I teach many kinds of art classes, from specific drawing courses, coloured pencil painting courses and other various kinds of media. My own drawings and paintings are currently primarily created with coloured pencil ranging from portraits and still life to botanical subjects using professional artist-grade coloured pencils and supports.
My Art classes are designed for students to learn through a practical approach, the values and ease of their preferred materials. Students are encouraged to develop at their own pace and in accordance with their own ability. Individual feedback is an integral part of each students progression while it aims to accommodate all levels of artist within a mixed level class. Complete beginner classes with a strong emphasis on technique are also available.
I am always interested in teaching new classes or workshops and cater for any level and age group. If you would like me to hold a course or workshop at your school, college or community venue, I'd love to hear from you. Please contact me in plenty of time so that I can aim to accommodate your ideal schedule.
Courses will cover the following:
- Materials - range, availability and quality
- Drawing from life
- Drawing from photographs
- Techniques and useful tools for drawing and colouring
- Composition, proportion and scale
- Experimentation of various styles
- Sourcing influence and inspiration from other artists
- Varying strokes
- Blending methods
- Understanding Colour Value
- Light & Shade