Welcome to my art classes on merseyside…

Art classes for beginners and those wanting to improve their art and take it to another level.

Now taking names for those wanting to join the beginners class, starting mid September 2018, for various classes held throughout Sefton. Venues at Southport, Hightown (including Formby), Lydiate, and Liverpool. For the full list of classes, venues and prices, click here for more information.

As both an art teacher and practicing artist, many would be artists believe they have to be born to take up art. Not true. You can learn the basics of art in the same way you learn other skills. I run art classes in various locations on Merseyside. Beginners learn how to draw and paint from the very basics, starting with the drawing and how to measure the subject in proportion. This is critical, otherwise you will usually draw up a bad composition, which will lead to frustration when you try and paint.

My art classes are structured so that you learn from the very basics, starting with the drawing process before moving on to painting.

The art classes will introduce you to the many ways you can create art, using different mediums, from simple charcoal drawings through to different ways to create a piece of art, including pen & ink, watercolour, acrylics and collage work.

One of the best ways to learn how to draw well is to work from the life model, so you would have the opportunity to take up life drawing, whether a complete beginner or an experienced artist seeking to move your art forward.

 

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A drawing done directly from the life model by Roy Munday when at John Moores University, Liverpool

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introduction to life drawing, for beginners and those wanting to improve

Life drawing is the quickest way to learn to draw accurately and in proportion. Why? It forces you to observe your subject closely, otherwise if you get the proportions wrong, it shows immediately, unlike many other subjects, such as landscape. If interested, I am running a taster life drawing session working directly from the model on Saturday October 20th at Lydiate L31 4HL. The fee will be £20.

Members are encouraged to participate in art exhibitions. .

 

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One of our members, Lindsey, has enjoyed the success of having one of her pastels exhibiting at the Lancashire Open exhibition held at the Chapel gallery, Ormskirk. Exhibition on till 18th September 2018

We also run our own exhibition several times each year.

We have just finished another successful exhibition at the Wayfarers arcade, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside. We have several exhibitions each year which allows members to produce paintings and other media and see their work on display. It also offers the opportunity to sell your work.

 

 

 

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Members visiting Martin Mere Wetlands Trust to gather sketches and photos of wildlife for an exhibition we put on last year.

Members of our group, Sefton Art Group, held a very successful exhibition of paintings at Martin Mere throughout the month of October. The theme was ‘Wildlife’ .

As a member, you are encouraged to exhibit your work in our regular art exhibitions, or in others taking place on Merseyside and Lancashire, or even further afield. As well as getting your work in front of the public, it can result in a sale of your painting or drawing

 

Several members are happy to take on commission work

Several members also offer to do commissions. You may have a subject you’d like to commission: a pet portrait is very popular, or a favourite landscape. Whatever the subject, one of our members might be interested. Click for more details

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Several members specialise in doing animal portraits. To find out more, contact us.

 

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Roy Munday with his painting of Liverpool Waterfront at Night

I am an artist and art teacher with many years of experience, in both painting and selling my own work, and running art classes, including life-drawing. I also run exhibitions and other social events so that members can meet like minded people, visit art galleries and exhibitions which will help you to mature as an artist, and also give you the opportunity to exhibit your own work. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done art before, or if you’ve been doing it for a number of years and yet still feel frustrated or that you feel you’d like to learn more. Art classes for beginners wanting to take up art classes are especially welcome.

Remember, you can always come along and meet us, chat to the members before making your mind up.

 

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members of the art classes on a visit to the Walker art gallery, Liverpool

 

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Pam and Sue on one of our painting trips to experience working directly from the subject

 

In the summer  months, we visit various locations to enable members to paint directly from the subject. Most people feel intimidated at the idea of working in a public area, so we make it comfortable by doing it as a group which is not only fun, but allows members to build-up their confidence until they feel able to do it either alone, or with several friends.

 

 

 

I run several life-drawing classes on Merseyside including Southport. I also do a Tuesday evening life drawing class(beginners and the more advanced) at the Bluecoat art centre, Liverpool. Please contact me for further details. Also at Lydiate L31 4HL, the first Saturday of each month. This is an all day session. Cost £28. I’ve been doing life-drawing and figurative painting

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drawing done in the life class

 

courses for a number of years and the combined groups have now grown into a very lively art group where people come together to not only learn about doing art, but also as a social activity.

Life drawing classes, held monthly, first Saturday of each month on Merseyside…
Life-drawing and figurative work is the key to painting. Why? Because it forces you to observe and to measure accurately! I have taught many students life-drawing. Life drawing is the key to drawing and painting because you need to develop a measuring system so you can achieve correct proportions. It pays back enormous dividends for the rest of your life. If you can draw the figure, then I believe you can draw any subject. Believe it or not, even people who know nothing about art, if shown a drawing or a painting of the nude, will immediately see if the figure isn
t drawn to the correct proportions! They will sense that something is not quite right. On the other hand, if shown a painting of a landscape they were unfamiliar with, half the painting could be out of proportion and it wouldnt be obvious. find out more…

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