If you have ever wanted to learn to draw, or want to take it up again, here is your opportunity - a creative and relaxed class in the centre of town on Monday evenings (or another evening according to demand).
Learn about the different elements of drawing – observation, tone, proportion – and have the chance to realise your potential over a twelve week course. You can come with your own ideas and projects, or else there will be objects provided for you to draw. Materials will also be provided.
Class sizes will be small (8-10) and various techniques and mediums can be tried. As well as advice, there will be presentations on aspects of drawing and elements of art history.
The benefits of drawing are many. It is good for the brain and good for a sense of accomplishment. To create something that a couple of hours before was a blank sheet of paper is satisfying.
You never look at something as closely as when you draw it. We live in a fast and distraction-filled digital age. To slow down, to look carefully at the world around us and learn how to observe is a valuable skill.
With refreshments and the chance to meet others with a similar interest, the classes should provide a rewarding and productive evening.
Tom Reed is an experienced artist and teacher. He has taught at secondary school level and university level and is regularly giving visualisation and drawing courses to PhD students at Swiss universities. As a practicing artist he keeps up a habit of regularly going out into nature to paint landscapes. He finds that direct contact and observation of nature is always rewarding.