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Creating Animal Portrait workshops on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales

Duration: 3 hours / half day 12.30-3.30pm

Price: £40

Run by: Kate West
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Embsay with Eastby Village Hall
Main Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 6RE

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About the Course

** New for 2019 **
Portrait Workshops run every 1st Friday of the month from 12.30-3.30pm at Embsay Village Hall. Subjects vary each month depending on the medium (pencil/graphite; pastel; watercolour) with each subject being chosen to develop or build on drawing skills such as seeing/creating tone and texture or laying down base coat and layering in pastel or working wet-in-wet or detailed styles for watercolour.

Whilst these are all stand alone workshops they are an ideal way to develop the skills learned in the Starter workshops.

Workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 artists of all abilities to ensure there is plenty of time for personal attention yet still creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere so you can create your portrait.

March's subject is a fox drawn in pastels - a great way to produce the fur and expressive eyes of the fox on specialist pastel paper using a mix of soft/hard pastels, various tools such as silicon/paper blenders, leather, brushes and pastel pencils.

April is a flamingo in watercolour - register your interest on Kate's website or contact her directly if you want to ensure your place in this workshop of 6.

Kate will happily provide an outline ready for you to work from or you can draw the image yourself using 'Tracedown' paper. Either method will remove any anxieties and keep the focus on using the tools and enjoying the process so that the end drawing looks amazing!

So join us to build your confidence in using this versatile and vibrant medium.

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?

All materials are provided allowing you to simply turn up and focus on creating your portrait, enjoying a relaxing afternoon with all the tea, coffee and biscuits you need to keep you going!

If you have some art materials that you really love or would like to learn how to use that's fine too though - just let Kate know.

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Course Start Dates

Friday 5th April 2019
Friday 3rd May 2019
Friday 7th June 2019
Friday 2nd August 2019
Friday 6th September 2019
Friday 4th October 2019
Friday 1st November 2019
Friday 6th December 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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