Let's Draw at Home

Delve into the world of drawing in this online class!

Lascelles Fine Arts

Lascelles Fine Arts

5.0 (4)

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 50     label £8 - £15 (£15 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £10 for 2+ guests, £8 for 4+ guests)

Carve out some time in your day to play with pencils and enjoy a creative indoor activity that will help you unwind.

In this drawing class for beginners, we will spend two hours exploring the basics of drawing from life and form photos. We also provide a useful summary of the information covered in the class that you can refer to for future reference so that you will get the most out of the experience.

Your teacher, Gordon, is full of essential tips and techniques that will help you carry on some drawing DIY projects at home. Gordon is a very well experienced and talented artist who is passionate about drawing and can't wait to share that with you.

Only basic materials are needed so anyone can join in. It's perfect for beginners and will empower you to try new creative things every day. Drawing can help you gain a greater sense of self-empowerment and is a great way to employ mindful practices in your life.

You will learn:

  • About the standard materials that are used for drawing.
  • The basics of perspective.
  • The basics of composition.
  • How to start a drawing.
  • How to refine a drawing.
  • The basics of how to draw from life.
  • The basics of how to draw from pictures.
  • How to keep learning and developing on your own.
  • The Benefits of practising art for your mind and well-being.

Knowledge required
From absolute beginner to intermediate level.
What to bring
  • A3 size drawing paper.
  • A rubber, preferably a gum putty art rubber.
  • A set of drawing pencils from HB to 6B hardness.
  • Natural willow charcoal for drawing (optional).
  • A paper stump for blending (optional but very useful).
Your teacher
Lascelles Fine Arts
Lascelles Fine Arts

5.0 (4)

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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