Pencil Art Course with David Chandler

Art - Practical

Two Day Course

David Chandler

21 February 2022 to 22 February 2022

Monday & Tuesday Non-resident fee £120

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery Winter/Spring week.

We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference between drawing and painting? This workshop explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to build a bridge between the two disciplines. From studies in black and white, we will take a short step to the tonal properties of colour before exploring that magical moment when, as Francis Bacon said, “the image is the paint and vice-versa”.

All-comers welcome.

Monday & Tuesday – Pencil
From Da Vinci and Durer to Gehry and Gormley, invention, discovery and understanding begin 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 fantasies, 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.

Through drawing, however, we reconnect with the world around us, become more intimate with the things that matter to us and learn how to slow down in a fast-paced world. Topics covered: expressive mark-making, measurement, proportion, light and shade.

Monday & Tuesday – Non-resident fee £120. 


Tutor information

David Chandler teaches art to adults in Bath and Frome and his online classes attract an international audience. He has lectured and demonstrated throughout the UK and led many painting courses across Europe. He is a co-founder of Frome Community Education, a Black Swan Open Art Competition prize-winner and finalist of the Holburne Portrait Prize. He wrote regularly for Future Publishing’s ‘Paint And Draw’ magazine and is the writer and presenter of Seeing Things, a visual arts program, for Frome FM. His practical book, ‘Tate: Master Watercolour’ (Ilex Press), is available worldwide with editions in English, Spanish and Korean.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.