A One-Day Introduction to Drawing from Life - Epping Forest

A One-Day Introduction to Drawing from Life - Epping Forest

Duration: One day

Price: £35

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About the Course

Drawing is making a mark! Come and enjoy learning to turn those marks into recognisable images with professional artist and tutor, Linda Matthews, using a variety of subjects including landscape, figures, still life and buildings. Linda’s teaching is not step by step so she can tutor a group of mixed abilities, she will demonstrate a technique or subject, and you will then have a go. Her drawing techniques follow traditional rules which she believes you have to know before you break them!

The morning will be spent on drawing indoors from photographs and life, looking at tone, perspective and creating movement with your marks in graphite, charcoal and ink. The afternoon will be spent outdoors drawing the landscape including trees, water and structures, learning how to create layers and distance in monochrome.

About the Tutor:
Linda Matthews has worked as a full time artist and tutor for over 17 years - she divides her time between Norfolk and L’Herault in France. Inspired by everything around her, she prefers painting en plein air - out of doors, from life. Working professionally in most media she is not a 'paint- along' instructor; Linda will encourage you to gain confidence, using traditional techniques to develop your own style. A qualified tutor, Linda writes for Leisure Painter & has led courses for Artist & Illustrator Magazine she is a Professional Associate of the Society of all Artist’s. As well as her own workshops & holidays Linda leads courses at Flatford Mill & Epping Forest for the Field Studies Council. She has appeared in local & national press as well as on radio & television.

This course runs from 10.00 to 16.00.
Disclaimer: All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course.

Mostly classroom based with weather-dependent outdoor work in Centre grounds.

Health and Safety:
There will be a member of staff with first aid training and access to a first aid kit on site. If you have special medical requirements please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the course.

About FSC and Epping Forest:
FSC Epping Forest is situated in the heart of Epping Forest and manages the field centre on behalf of the City of London since its opening in 1971. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the forest is nationally important for wildlife and offers a wide range of learning opportunities.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Please note that materials are not included. What to bring:
A packed lunch
Course materials - essential: Sketch pad - minimum A4 - not completely smooth cartridge paper - Indian ink 2B pencil 08 fine permanent ink pen Willow charcoal stick Kneadable Putty Eraser Hat for outside work
A full material kit is available to purchase from Linda on arrival at £15.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 12th May 2018

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