Introduction to Drawing and Painting

The Art House


Mon 28 Feb 2022 - Mon 04 Apr 2022


18:00 - 20:30



Explore drawing and painting on this six-week course and learn the techniques needed to start you on your artistic journey.

This course will cover still life, portrait and the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life. You will be given step by step instructions in a wide range of drawing and painting techniques.

You will start by exploring basic drawing techniques from reference to still life objects, gradually introducing tone and colour to create a still life painting.

Portraiture will focus on proportions of the face before developing a portrait in paint and/or pastels. Once these techniques have been put to practice from photo, we will work from life on the final two sessions, pushing individual interpretation and reinvention of the subject.

By the end of the course participants will have a better knowledge of drawing and painting techniques and a growing sense of their individual style and strengths in preparation for further development.

**Please note that the lesson plan for this course has changed since our brochure was published**

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Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson is an artist and musician based in Leeds. His methods are based upon contemporary realism, with a strong influence from classical practices. Through his own creative practice he aims to communicate the raw complexities of the portrait, finding a mutual connection of feeling between the subject, artist, and the viewer. Luke regularly takes on commissions and runs workshops across Yorkshire.

Instagram: @lukethompson_art


Who is the Workshop for?

The course is ideal for early-stage artists and those wishing to build confidence with drawing and painting with tutor advice and guidance.

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

Basic materials such as pencils, charcoal, cartridge paper, brushes and acrylics will be provided, as well as drawing boards and easels. Students are encouraged to bring any of their own materials along to use throughout the course. Your tutor will provide more information at your first session about materials.

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Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite's booking fee is non-refundable.

Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day.

In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example due to tutor illness or if lockdown measures are put back in place your ticket will be refunded in full.

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28th February 2022

06:00pm - 08:30pm

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7th March 2022

06:00pm - 08:30pm

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14th March 2022

06:00pm - 08:30pm

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21st March 2022

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28th March 2022

05:00pm - 07:30pm

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Venue Details

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Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE




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