Monday 1st March – 1pm & 6:30pm
Drawing Insects – Proportions and Mark Making
In this session you will explore the insect kingdom. Your teacher Jan will help you to draw furry bees, beautiful butterflies, dragonflies and more. You’ll be looking at proportions, composition and mark making.
Monday 22nd February – 1pm & 6:30pm
Drawing Reptiles – Negative Space and Contrast
This class is all about drawing reptiles. From frogs to crocs to snakes, your teacher Jan will teach you all about using negative space (the space between objects), positioning and contrast.
Monday 15th February – 1pm & 6:30pm
Drawing Mammals – Texture and Composition
In this session you’ll be exploring our furry animal friends. From the majestic tiger to the humble hedgehog, your teacher Jan will take you step by step through composition, creating textures and using line weight.
Monday 8th February 2021 – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Drawing Hands – Simple Line and Shape
In this session you will learn to draw hands. Often heralded a tricky subject, Jan’s guidance will help you to break this subject down into simple shapes. You’ll look at composition and use negative space to create drawings that capture this fascinating subject, simply and effectively.
Monday 1st February 2021 – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Figure Drawing – Negative Space and Line Weight
In this class, you’ll be looking at the human figure. Jan will guide you through the use of negative space (drawing the space in between objects), proportions and line weights in order to create a series of drawings that capture the human body in a number of interesting poses.
Monday 25th January 2021 – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Portraits – Composition and Shape Building
In this session, Jan will support you in approaching the subject of portraiture. You will be looking at contrast, mark making and breaking subjects up into manageable shapes in order to build up your portrait.
Monday 18th January 2021 – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Slicing fruit – Loose Drawing & Tone
In this session Jan will take you through the creation of highlights and tonal contrast. You’ll create a series of loose drawings that will help you to expand your skills in shading and tone.
Monday 11th January 2021 – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Figure drawing – Breaking Down the Figure
In this session Jan will take you through the use of negative space (drawing the space in between objects) to tackle figure drawing. You will look at dynamic yoga poses, a footballer and more to learn to break down the composition of the body in simple steps.
Monday 4th January 2021 – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Drawing Water – Highlights & Fluidity
Using different weights of line and tone, Jan will teach you to capture the flow and fluidity of water. Exploring reflections in puddles and the power of waves, this beautiful subject will leave you inspired and relaxed.
Monday 21st December 2020 – 6:30pm
Your Festive Drawing Class
We will be exploring the use of mark making and perspective to tackle party themes and even draw a hat on a dog!
Monday 14th December – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Let’s Get Festive – Gifts, Quality Streets and Mince Pies
Exploring the use of simple shapes, Jan will take you through how to draw cubes. You’ll build interesting shapes according to our festive theme and come away with a collection of cheerful drawings.
Monday 7th December – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Musical Instruments – Guitars, Pianos and Saxophones
This session will see you developing skills in perspective. You’ll tackle musical instruments, exploring line weight and capturing their beautiful lines and shapes.
Monday 30th November – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Animals – The Hare, the Kangaroo and the Stag
In this session Jan will support you in capturing all the character of a hare, a kangaroo and a stag. Practicing loose mark making and the use of negative space, you’ll produce a series of drawings guaranteed to make you smile.
Monday 23rd November – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Holly, Berries & Fir trees – Contrast and Shape
In this session you will explore winter plants and foliage such as berries, holly and sprigs of fir tree. You’ll be exploring contrasting tones, line work and shape.
Monday 16th November – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Hands – Simplifying a Tricky Subject
Looking at a range of reference material, Jan will help you to develop skills in drawing hands. This is typically a difficult subject matter for many but Jan will show you how to simplify your approach and tackle drawing hands with her straight forward and highly effective method.
Monday 9th November – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Birds & Feathers – Texture and Pattern
In this session you will be studying feathers and birds (including peacocks and penguins). Learn how to create contrasting textures and capture the beautiful shapes and characters of our avian friends.
Monday 2nd November – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Perspective in Buildings and elements of architecture
Buildings and architecture have long captured artists. In this session Jan will walk you through how to create convincing perspective when it comes to drawing architecture.
Monday 26th October – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Pumpkins and Autumn Leaves – Shading and line direction
Looking at a range of reference material, Jan will help you to develop skills in shading to create a real sense of depth in your drawing. You’ll be looking at the round shape of a pumpkin and the beauty of a leaf amongst other things.
Monday 19th October – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Peppers and Chillies – Lines weights and negative space
In this session you will explore using different weights of line and the importance of negative space. Learn to describe the curvy shapes of pepper, chillies and garlic in a three dimensional way.
Monday 12th October – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Fir Cones and Sunflowers – Simple is Best
In this session Jan will walk you through how to draw something that initially looks complicated by following some very simple steps. A fir cone or sunflower could initially look tricky but Jan will help you to break these subjects down into straight forward elements that will leave you feeling more confident in drawing and creative practice.
Monday 5th October – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Stones and All-Sorts – Shadow and Line Direction
Looking at a range of reference material, Jan will help you to develop skills in shading, line direction and contrast. From towers of stones to mushrooms and liquorice All-Sorts, you’ll come away better able to give your drawings that three-dimensional illusion.
Monday 28th September – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Animals – Simple Shape and Texture
In this session you will explore the use of simple shapes when it comes to drawing animals. Your teacher Jan will also introduce textures and support you in exploring techniques that will bring out the shine of an owl’s eyes or the rugged mane of a lion.
Monday 21st September – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
The Gallery – Perspective and working in cubes
Bringing together what you’ve learned in the first two sessions, Jan will show you how to draw your very own art gallery. You’ll draw your own pictures on the walls and be raring to create more art.
Monday 14th September – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Bottles and glasses – Ellipses and line weight
Looking at bottles and glasses, Jan will guide you through creating perspective with circular shapes. You’ll come away with some great sketches of everyday objects and a better understanding of perspective.
Monday 7th September – 1:00pm & 6:30pm
Drawing Fruit – Negative space and line direction
In this session you will explore the use of negative space (the space in between objects) as you draw pieces of fruit in a bowl. Your teacher Jan Moffitt will offer lots of tips and encouragement along the way and by the end of the class, you’ll have practiced quick sketches, line direction and perspective.