Learn basic drawing skills and how to paint beautiful birds that fly off the page. You’ll learn how to work with pastels and be taught simple drawing techniques to create vibrant paintings of feathered friends.
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Anyone can draw and have fun doing it! If you would like to learn basic drawing skills and how to paint beautiful birds that fly off the page, this is the course for you. You’ll learn about basic bird anatomy and how to work with pastels. You’ll also be taught drawing techniques such as ‘quality of line’, negative space, and how erasing can add to your artwork. If you like bright colours and don’t mind getting a bit messy, you’ll have fun creating vibrant paintings of your favourite feathered friends. You'll also learn about working with pastels.
Peter believes anyone can draw. If you want to improve your basic skills, like bright colours and don’t mind getting a bit messy this course is for you. And fun, did we mention fun?
Pastels stain, so we recommend that you wear a painting smock or old shirt and old clothes. The pastels also create a little dust so you may wish to wear a mask if you are sensitive. Gloves optional - hands will get dirty but pastels do wash off skin with hot soapy water. In the second week, you can bring some images that inspire you, for reference. These could be photos, prints, photocopies, book/magazine pictures. We'll give you your own set of pastels and paper for the course.
My mother sent me to my first life drawing class when I was sixteen. I’ve worked as an illustrator, T-shirt designer, advertising creative and artist. I love the immediacy and colour of soft pastels.