Drawing Essentials Workshop
From Da Vinci and Durer to Gehry and Gormley, creativity begins with drawing. As children, when we pick up a crayon and draw, we discover a liberating and potent way to describe the world around us. Drawing is our first language with which we communicate our dreams, our loves and fears, but over the years, something happens to persuade most of us that it is no longer of any value and we cease to make room for it in our lives.
In this one day course, we look at the key elements of drawing practise that unlock our ability to depict the world around us and gives us the confidence to embark on our own creative journey.
Ideal for beginners and anyone interested in painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture or any field in which communication skills are important.
David Chandler began teaching art to adults over twenty years ago. There is now a waiting list for his in-person classes in Bath and his online courses on Zoom attract an international audience. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies throughout the UK, painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. Since 1999, he has led many painting courses in France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a not-for-profit organisation that delivers more than thirty different leisure classes to adult learners in Somerset. He was a recipient of the Bax Award at the Black Swan Open Art competition and a finalist of the Holburne Portrait Prize in Bath. He is also the writer and presenter of Seeing Things on FromeFM, a monthly radio programme about the visual arts. He was a regular contributor to Future Publishing’s ‘Paint And Draw’ magazine and his practical book for watercolourists, ‘Tate: Master Watercolour’ (published by Ilex Press in February 2021), is available worldwide.
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