A five part Drawing course in which we will cover all the basics of representational drawing : Line, Negative and Positive Space, Perspective, Proportion, Light and Shade. This will be a process based drawing course in which we will explore each of these elements individually, through a series of fun, sometimes experimental exercises that will enable you to silence your inner critic and let your inherent creativity shine forth. We will then put it all together on the final week.
Drawing is about looking and seeing clearly. When you learn to see what is really in front of you (and not what you think is there) you can draw it, with ease. Anyone can draw if they are willing to spend time learning to see clearly and learning how to put what they see down onto paper.
I taught this course for many years in person, in the early stages of my art career and am called to teach it again online.
- Each class will be two hours long, with a comfort break.
- We will utilize everyday objects around the house to draw from, so no need for any special artist set up
- You can do the exercises away from the screen, (whilst still connected via zoom, to enable you to ask questions along the way).
- Working creatively is so absorbing it’s easy to forget you are online and doesn’t feel like “screen time”
- Relaxing music will be played to help you tune into the intuitive creative side of your brain, where your inherent creativity lives.
- There will be time for questions and sharing at the end of each workshop
- The materials are simple and you will probably have most of them, or be able to easily obtain them
- A full list of materials you will need for the whole course, will be given at the beginning, to enable you to order online, if you need to.
- You will need an internet connection and to be able to log onto Zoom, with camera and microphone working.
Dates: Thurs 8 April, 15 April, 22 April, 29 April, 6 May
Time: 7- 9pm GMT
Venue: In the comfort of your own home, via Zoom
Introductory Price: £75 (working)/ £65 (low income) / £50 (unwaged)
Jenny Smith is a practicing artist and holistic practitioner. Jenny graduated with a first class degree in Drawing and Painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. She been a practicing artist for 28 years. She has won a number of awards for her artwork and has work in collections nationally and internationally. She has many years experience of teaching art and has previously taught at Leith School of Art and for the National Gallery of Scotland
Convinced everyone has creativity, Jenny delights in facilitating its emergence.
‘I did Jenny’s Drawing for people who think they can’t Draw course several years ago. Before that, I regarded myself as hopeless at art. By the end of the course I was amazed at being able to draw things in a life-like way, including faces. This ignited an ongoing interest in drawing and art, and I have gone on to take further courses and draw on a daily basis’.
Neil 2021 (previous course participant)