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Learning to Draw

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw? Maybe you put your pencil and paper down years ago. Maybe you’ve never so much as doodled. Whatever your experience of drawing, we want to invite you to take part in a series of upbeat drawing classes, designed for beginners as well as seasoned sketchers.

Join us for an hour of creativity once a week to put pencil to paper in a supportive environment.

A SERIES OF THREE CLASSES – DRAWING PORTRAITS, CAPTURING EYES & FACES

Come and join us for a series of creative drawing sessions. Your teacher Jan will support you in learning to decipher the proportions of a face and how to tackle drawing eyes from different angles.

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Monday 8th March – 1pm & 6:30pm

Drawing Front Facing Portraits – Shadow & TextureDownload the reference images

In this session you’ll learning how to map out the portrait of a person who is facing front on. Jan will teach you to draw eyes effectively and you will explore shadow and texture as you build up your portraits.

 

Monday 15th March – 1pm & 6:30pm

Drawing Eyes & Three-Quarter Facing Portraits – Contrast & Comparison – Download the reference images

This class will teach you to move from drawing a face front-on, to a three-quarter view. You will explore drawing eyes from different angles and learn to capture a portrait from a new view point.

 

Monday 22nd March – 1pm & 6:30pm

Drawing Front & Three Quarter Facing Portraits – Comparing Front on and Three Quarter FacesDownload the reference images

In this session you will explore both front-facing and three-quarter portraits. Your teacher Jan will help you to understand the proportions of a face and how to position features accurately.

At the end of each class, email us a photo of your favourite drawing for a chance to win a hamper of art supplies! Send your drawings to: info@theartmovement.co.uk

Click the button below to view all the incredible drawings you have sent in!

PAST SESSIONS:

 

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.