Beginners watercolour class! a 3 day course, designed for anyone thinking of taking up watercolour, but who feel they need the tuition.
3 consecutive Sundays, 16,23 &30 November 2019
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Most of the weekly classes are now full. The next enrolments for absolute beginners will be around end of September 2019. If you are thinking of taking up art with me, best to email me and have your name added to the waiting list, as it's a question of those first on the list get the first preference. Also feel free to come and visit any class to find out more, meet members and see what they have learned.
This also applies to the all day Saturday class starting in October 2019, held once a month, the second Saturday of each month. This is a full day class, 10am start, finish 3.30. This is an ideal class for beginners, as you will start with the drawing process and how to measure correctly. A must if you want to paint. The fee is £25 per Saturday. Then, after couple of months, if you wanted to swop to a weekly class, you could.
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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..
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 run a taster life drawing session working directly from the model twice a year at Lydiate L31 4HL. The next opportunity will be late autumn 2019. The fee will be £20. Usually this regular life class is £28 per Saturday.
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Members are encouraged to participate in art exhibitions. .
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. 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 workSeveral 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