The basic course, venues and prices

What will you learn in the first few months.

COURSE PLAN drawing & painting in both watercolours, pen & ink and acrylics for both beginners and those more advanced.
Also, the same course but done all day one Saturday per month, at Lydiate L31 4HL
The classes are then ongoing through the year, except August, enroling every 10 weeks, so that you can keep learning.

Classes held at Liverpool, Maghull, Lydiate, Hightown, Formby and Southport (scroll down for venues & prices.

enrolment is taking place now for a start in mid-May coming up.
The aim over the first ten weeks (or one Saturday per month for three months at Lydiate) is for you to use paint in a confident way, to understand the basic principles that will allow you to progress on your own initiative.

This will be achieved in a friendly and relaxed class so that you will learn best by a hands on approach and at your own pace, with me giving a demonstration of what you are asked to do, then allowing you to experiment with the medium under my guidance.

thumb-and-pencil method explained, beginners drawing and painting class, classes, near me, liverpool, southort, merseyside, lancashire
Illustration 1. The thumb-and-pencil method, briefly explained. As illustrated, hand about 3 feet (90cm) from the bottle, one eye closed. Hold hand in same position, and put the pencil in the horizontal position, then divide up (its width into its height) as illustrated in illustration 2

 

 

 

 

 

art classes, near me, how to draw correctly, accurately, liverpool, merseyside, preston, lancashire, southport, beginners art, class,
Illustration 2.
You must keep the pencil straight. Then divide the width into the height. Yes, it divides up 3 & 3/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can watch this 6 minute video to see me using the thumb-and-pencil method

 

You can learn the measuring technique at home if you wish. This video will teach you how to draw accurately and in proportion.

The cost of the video, including postage within the UK, is £19 (£15 to members of the class). If you would like to order, or need

more information, please contact me

beginners drawing class, how to measure correctly, get correct drawing propotions, liverpool, merseyside, southport, ormskirk, lancashire
The full video is 180 minutes long and teaches you how to measure correctly.

 

On week one, you will be introduced to the basic drawing skills such as measuring up a subject to achieve the correct proportions.

Often, even people who may have been painting for a number of years, have not been taught basic drawing techniques, for example: how to measure and achieve correct proportions. The course will also deal with simple perspective. A good painting cannot sit on a badly drawn composition. Once you are happy with the basics, you will then move on to painting techniques, working from a still-life, set up in the class room. This will allow you to learn at your own pace in order to gain confidence in the acrylic medium and to experiment on personal technique. Initially, you will work in one colour, to gain knowledge of tone, before moving on to more colours. On the following weeks you will be able to work from your own favourite subject under my guidance.You can enrol for further weeks and keep learning; also take part in our regular exhibitions to allow you to display your work and sell.

The cost of the ten week course is £80 (please see below). The courses will then be ongoing through the year, with a month’s break in August.

THE MAIN AREAS COVERED BY THE FIRST FEW MONTHS WILL BE:

· Introduction to materials needed

· Introduction to the medium of drawing & painting

· How to draw accurately and in proportion – a must if you want to paint well

· Compositional skills, including how to transfer a photograph to paper or canvas by use of the grid system · Use of simple perspective and how to measure and achieve accurate proportions

· Introduction of techniques on how to apply paint and how to mix colours

· Exercises on tone, using one colour, then advancing on to more colours

· To produce by the end of the first few months a body of work that will demonstrate your progress

Oil painting by artist, Roy Munday

THE COURSE IS ON GOING THROUGH THE YEAR, SO THAT YOU KEEP LEARNING. YOU CANNOT LEARN EVERYTHING IN A FEW MONTHS.

VENUES WHERE CLASSES ARE HELD & PRICES

Wednesday at Hightown L38 3RP, 10am till 12.00. Fee is £80 for ten weeks. (ongoing through the year).
For absolute beginners and the more advanced.

Thursday, Southport, the Atkinson art centre, Lord Street PR8 1DB. Two classes daytime, general art course for beginners and the more advanced.
Fee £80 for ten weeks, ongoing through the year.
Morning class 10.30 to 12.30. Also afternoon class 1.30 till 3.30.

Thursday evening at Lydiate, L31 4HL near Maghull. 7.30 till 9.30. £80 for ten weeks. (ongoing through the year). For absolute beginners and the more advanced.

Friday at Lydiate L31 4EQ, same course. Two classes, morning and afternoon. Morning 10am – 12.30 and afternoon 1pm – 3pm.
£80 for ten weeks. (On going through the year). Class is for absolute beginners and the more advanced.

Also, all day Saturday general art class at Lydiate L31 4HL, second Saturday of the month.
This is for people who cannot make a class through the week and is the same course. Fee £25 per Saturday.
For absolute beginners and the more advanced.

LIFE DRAWING CLASSES

life drawing classes, beginners, near me, liverpool, preston, lancashire, merseyside, southport, sefton, ormskirk
Life drawing classes are the best way to learn how to draw accurately, as it forces you to carefully observe the figure to obtain accurate proportions.

A Tuesday evening 6.45 till 9.15, life drawing, at the Bluecoat, Liverpool L1 3BX.
Ten weeks cost £160 (I don’t take the booking for this, but can tell you how to book if interested.)

I also do an all day life drawing class, first Saturday of the month, at Lydiate L31 4HL,
cost is £28 for the day (you book through me). For more information on the above, please get back to me.

To book a place on a course, or if you require further information, contact me


Payment for the course. You need to book first but you don’t pay the fee until the first class,
after I’ve explained the course, what you will learn and you are happy.
Once paid, I cannot offer any refund if after a few weeks you don’t wish to
continue for any reason, as I cannot fill your place.