Pencil to Paint Art Course

Art - Practical

Three Day Course

David Chandler

6 September 2021 to 8 September 2021

Non-resident fee £174

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery Autumn week.

Our relationship with art usually begins with a line, when we first take up a pencil or a crayon and scribble something on a piece of paper. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in, but for many of us, as we grow older and more critical, the results are often less than gratifying. The gulf between drawing (which we feel we understand) and painting (which we probably don’t) seems too great.

We may know, by now, that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it?  Why is it that so many of us (to paraphrase Picasso) end up with a blob of yellow paint instead of the sun?

This three-day course bridges the gap between drawing and painting and sheds light on both disciplines so that we may move confidently from pencil to paint; from line to bold, bright colour.

Tutor information

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.

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.