Christabel will draw on her own practice to demonstrate techniques that allow colour to conjure up or evoke an environment. You will learn how to pick from a range of different media and to experiment with them. The aim will be to prepare you for your own journey into drawing with colour.
By way of introduction, the class will look though materials including their own drawing kits. Some of the simplest media are surprisingly effective and so often creativity is linked to a personal affinity with the medium.
Exploring together the best outdoor places to find inspiration for observational drawing. Then in a studio environment, you will follow the steps towards acquiring new techniques of drawing with colour. You will be able to combine materials in novel ways and try different mark-making techniques, layering of materials and working on plain and coloured grounds.
Christabel will teach with examples and discussions as well as giving a high level of individual tutoring. Sketching, short demonstrations and drawing exercises will be given before you start assembling your own drawings to work up in the studio.
There will be opportunity to reflect and to display your work. By the end of the course you will have expanded on your drawing skills through experimentation with new materials and found new and exciting ways of working with colour.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)