Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, Fran and Mark Burgum had to cancel their workshop. Carol stepped in and led a workshop giving a lot of Hints and Tips to improve our pencil drawing and sketching. She brought in many different examples and ideas to work from to practice the techniques.
On 31st March, Lynda led a workshop on fast portaits. It involved sketching portraits of each other, using only fine-line pens, each one being done in less than 20 minutes. Pens and paper were provided. At the end of the morning a ‘Rogues Gallery’ was set up. This was a challenging but really fun day, with members producing some lovely work.
Drawing peacock feathers
The workshop was led by Janet, who brought along some peacock feather drawings, information on how to paint one as well as many lovely examples she had painted herself. This inspired members to produce some amazing pictures.
Last month Simon Manfield, an artist from Todmorden, ran a ‘Drawing from Observation’ workshop. We were invited to bring an item that held some importance and to draw it using charcoal, graphite and dark coloured pencils. Simon gave lots of encouragement and advice.
On the 14th October we were invited to an Outdoor Drawing workshop at Dean Clough with Jake Attree at his studio. He talked through some of his drawings done using only a biro – they were very striking.
After Jake gave a short demonstration of his technique, we found a spot either outside or indoors looking out of window and drew in biro what we could see. Everyone enjoyed this unique experience.
Some members stayed at the Hall and drew an industrial landscape from photographs provided.