Can you learn to draw on Zoom?

Zoom Drop-in Groups – click on the links below

Tuesday and Friday morning Pleinairists
Tuesday Afternoon Short Pose Drop-in Life Drawing
Wednesday Morning – Drop-in Life Drawing and Painting
Wednesday Afternoon – Drop-in Portraiture
Saturday Morning – Drop-in Life Drawing and Painting

An Introduction to Life Drawing starts this week

Can you learn to draw on Zoom? You certainly can, we have been amazed at the value artists are getting out of their Zoom sessions with us. This course will get you going fast, you’ll learn to draw with confidence and fluency working from the naked human form.

We introduce several easy approaches to capturing the figure including blind contour, gestural, schematic, and also provide the tools for proportional drawing. It seems that most of us find one approach suits us better than the others and we encourage people to notice what works best for them and go with it.

We demonstrate so you can see an artist tackling a problem and learn visually and we also interact with you individually to support you as you assimilate what has been shown and discussed.

We use professional models in a purpose built, properly lit studio giving you excellent quality streamed video.

We learn to draw mostly through practice, after participating in this course you will have the understanding to be able to practise with purpose as you grow your skills.

We have run this course in the studio for many years and we have now adapted it to work through Zoom. If you are new to Zoom don’t be daunted, it’s fun and effective.

This is what student Lucy James had to say about the course: “I just wanted to email to say thank you for the Introduction to Life Drawing classes this term. It was my first time drawing since I was at school, but I really enjoyed the whole experience — despite perhaps needing a bit more practice! The atmosphere you create is very welcoming and there is no pressure, despite the fact I had no experience.”

Summer Term 10 weeks, 25th June – 27th August 2020
6.30 – 8.30pm
Cost £95

Sign up here


Pleinairists


David Sawyer – Looking down Streatham Common – Oil on board painted at last week’s session

It looks like David Sawyer will be in Shoreham village on Tuesday and Ruskin Park on Friday. As always check with the Pleinairists Whatsapp group first.

If you are interested in painting along with David the Cost is £35 per session, which lasts approximately three hours and you can sign up here. We use our Pleinairists Whatsapp Group to coordinate.
These are small groups where social distancing is maintained throughout.

Tuesday Drop-in Short Pose Life Drawing 2.00pm-5.00pm on Zoom

Floria is a Circus and Cabaret performer, strong and flexible. She will be providing the short poses this Tuesday, each hour starts with very short poses and moves on to a ten minute pose at the end.

You can choose to join us for one, two or three hours and as we’re still rolling this out the charge will only be £2.50 per hour. To get the special price use the discount code PESTE1 at final check out when purchasing the session.

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Wednesday Drop-in Long Pose Life Drawing 10.00am-1.00pm on Zoom

The second and final session with Ros in a seated pose as seen in the sketch above.

Please book here

The session fee will be reduced to £10 if you use the discount code PESTE2 at final checkout.

Wednesday Drop-in Portraiture 2.00pm-5.00pm on Zoom

Emily is flame haired with strong features and she’ll be with us for two sittings, this Wednesday afternoon and next.

Please book here

The session fee will be reduced to £10 if you use the discount code PESTE2 at final checkout.

Saturday Drop-in Long Pose Life Drawing 10.00am-1.00pm on Zoom

Maggie is a freelance artist and designer who will take a pose for us for this Saturday and next.

We think she will be wearing her orange eyebrows, but nothing else.

Please book here

The session fee will be reduced to £10 if you use the discount code PESTE2 at final checkout.