Still Life Drawing Botanicals

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About this course

Our eight-week course offers you the opportunity to develop your observational drawing skills using a variety of different drawing methods and techniques in order to create a selection of drawings from real life, first-hand observations. This course is open to all abilities from beginners to advanced and it is a really good introduction to drawing before moving on to more complex courses such as life drawing. All materials are supplied by the tutor but it is advised that participants bring their own pencils due to the current coronavirus guidelines.

Next course starts - Wednesday 2nd June 6pm-8:15pm, Keith Clark Room

  • 2nd June - Large gestural drawing and focussing on “whisper lines”
  • 9th June -  Line drawings focussing on capturing the accuracy of the organic shapes that a plant has
  • 16th June - Line drawings focussing on capturing the accuracy of the organic shapes that a plant has. Begin to explore shading
  • 23rd June - Exploring and practising natural blends focusing on one plant
  • 30th June - Independent flower arranging and creating your own composition, drawing from this composition.
  • 7th July - Drawing from second had sources – photos of the arrangements from the week before (larger scale drawings)
  • 14th July - Continuation of larger-scale drawing with the introduction of other elements
  • 21st July Student choice – small arrangement of flowers to be drawn from 1st hand or second-hand sources.

**The best drawing will be put on display at the YMCA Club**

Members and non-members welcome

  • Price: £120 for the whole course
  • Number of classes: 8
  • Limited drop-in sessions at £15 each
  • Places are limited
  • Materials are provided but please try and bring your own pencils due to the current coronavirus guidelines.

What you will learn

With the support of our experienced tutor, you'll develop your observational drawing skills using a variety of different drawing methods and techniques in order to create a selection of drawings from real life, firsthand observations. 

Who can do the course?

This course is open to all abilities from beginners to advanced and it is a really good introduction to drawing before moving on to more complex courses such as life drawing.

About the tutor

Niall Deegan graduated from the National College of Art & Design in 2005 with a B.Ed in Art and Design Education. He started teaching in the UK in 2007 and currently works as an arts co-ordinator at Tuke School in Peckham.

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