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Introduction to Drawing Landscape with charcoal and pastel

In this fun and challenging one day workshop students will learn how to draw the landscape from a photo using charcoal and chalk pastel as our medium.. Drawing is one of the most basic skills in art and is a really important first step for learning  to paint the landscape.  Master artists will be referenced and experienced tutor Ochre Lawson will demonstrate different drawing techniques. In this workshop you will learn:
    • how to draw from observation
    • how to measure basic proportions
    • about linear and aerial perspective
    • division of space in the landscape
    • how to see and render tone, texture and line using charcoal
    • how to use limited chalk pastel colour
    • about historical and contemporary artists
    • about different drawing materials

Introduction to Drawing and Painting Portraits

Overview

This fun and challenging one day workshop teaches you the fundamental skills in drawing and painting a portrait from a photo. Experienced and qualified art tutor and professional artist Ochre Lawson will guide you in learning new skills, demonstrations and looking at master portrait artists throughout history.

You will learn:

  • Skills in observing the features of a head and face
  • How to draw basic proportions of a head and face
  • How to create volume in a portrait painting
  • How to render tone and mix a palette using acrylics or oils
  • About different portrait master artists

Introduction to Painting the Landscape

Overview

In this fun and challenging one day workshop you will learn the fundamental skills in painting and drawing the landscape in acrylic or oil paint from a photo. Experienced and qualified art tutor and practicing landscape artist Ochre Lawson will guide you in learning new skills, demonstrations and looking at master artists through history.

You will learn:

  • Skills in observation and composition of the landscape 
  • How to see and paint perspective in the landscape
  • How to divide the picture plane
  • How to create a sense of depth
  • How to mix tone and a limited colour palette 
  • How to lay out a pallet
  • About different landscape artists and their approach