Drawing Class for Beginners

This class teaches fundamental techniques in drawing for beginners.



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £60 - £70 (£70 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £60 for 2+ guests)

Discover the joy of drawing and unlock your creative potential with this uplifting drawing workshop! Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to learn a specific drawing technique, this pleasant two-and-a-half-hour session is perfect for you.

In this fun and engaging art class, you'll be guided by Gordon, a friendly and experienced teacher, who will lead you through the basics of drawing to help you create your very own masterpiece. You'll have the opportunity to draw from life as well as photographs, allowing you to explore different subjects and develop your skills.

Throughout the class, Gordon will share essential tips and techniques that will empower you to continue your drawing journey at home. With his guidance, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence needed to tackle your own drawing projects and bring your artistic visions to life.

Not only will this workshop help you level up your artistic abilities, but it also provides a much-needed opportunity for relaxation and self-care. Dedicate this time to yourself and invest in your creative hobbies, experiencing the deep sense of calm that drawing provides.

By the end of the workshop, you'll proudly walk away with your very own gorgeous drawing and the skills to continue or kickstart your artistic journey. This transformative experience will leave you inspired and motivated to explore your creativity further. Don't miss out on this enriching activity that promises to take your drawing skills to the next level!


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Knowledge required
All you need is the ability to hold a pencil!
 
What you'll get
  • All materials required for the session.
  • The knowledge and experience of your instructor presented in a calm and motivational manner.
  • The fundamental techniques for continuing your drawing practice.
  • The drawings you produce during the session.
What to bring
The desire to learn, a positive outlook, and the readiness to have a pleasant art session!
 
Location

South East London

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Lascelles Fine Arts
Lascelles Fine Arts

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At Lascelles Fine Arts we are passionate about bringing culture into the lives of our students. We believe that art and culture improves the world at large, and the wellbeing of our students in particular.

Practicing an artform changes the way we live our lives and our perspective on the world around us. As the mechanical practice of drawing or painting is mentally challenging, it is beneficial for brain health in the same way physical exercise benefits the physical condition. Practicing sketching helps us become more aware of our environment and sharpens our observational skills. When our daily routine may involve an endless series of stressful obligations arising from being an adult in a demanding modern world, practicing an artform provides us with a meditative experience that may best be described as "Zen". Art creation teaches us to be in the moment, to let go of what we cannot control and focus on what we can practically do in the moment we are in. The page and canvas are analogous to an alternate universe that we create and control; here we are free to express whatever we please. The work we create may never be seen by another human being, and thus it has the potential to be a safe exterior space in which to express whatever we have the need to express, without the fear of judgement from our peers.

Many of our students have small experience with art creation, or none at all. It is our belief that anyone can learn to make art, at any age, even when starting from scratch. Our classes give our students the fundamentals that they need to either proceed with additional instruction, or to confidently practice on their own at the their own speed. The classes are designed to encourage our students to believe in their own ability to learn and progress.

As with everyone else, we had to adapt quickly to the current situation following the start of the first lockdown. By the end of the summer of 2020 we began our first online classes and courses. We did our best to tailor those experiences to the needs of our students and to limit the potential pitfalls inherent in teaching an art class online. Through experience, continuous improvement, and the talents of our dedicated tutors we believe our online classes are as rich in value as any that we can offer in person. Our online classes have the added benefit of offering the opportunity for students from the entire country to engage with high-level tutors without the need to make extended trips to do so.

At the moment, our primary instructor is the British-American painter Gordon Carter. He has 31 years experience with oil painting, 23 years professional experience exhibiting and selling his work, 15 years experience teaching painting and drawing, as well as 10 years of experience curating exhibitions for public institutions as well as privately organizing group showings of various artists. His works are held in public and private collections across Europe and North America. As a professional, he is most passionate about sharing his expertise with his students and encouraging them to confidently believe in their own ability to create and benefit from art.

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