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’s weekly art classes have been running for fifteen years and are attended by more than eighty students. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy and Switzerland since 1999. He has painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for water-colourists. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivers over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Holburne Portrait Prize for artists in the Southwest. David is also the writer and presenter of SEEING THINGS, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for Frome FM. He co-wrote the Sony album PROMISED LAND in 1992 and previously wrote documentary for Channel 4 and biographical drama and comedy for BBC Radio. VIOLET PECK, his first venture into juvenile fiction, is available from the Kindle Store.

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.