What you will do
Anyone can learn to draw, if you can write your name you can learn to draw! Using techniques perfected over hundreds of years you will be shown how to develop your drawing skills into accurate and realistic works of art.
You will be shown the difference between line and tonal drawing and how to use both in order to create a convincing realistic drawing, also how to avoid the common pitfalls beginners often find themselves in.
At no stage will you be left wondering where to go next as each stage develops on top of the last, starting with simple objects gradually progressing in complexity. You will be given the tools in which to work out any problems you may have under guidance of a classical trained artist and teacher.
If you are looking to develop your portfolio for school, college, university or simply wishing to learn more about the craft of drawing and painting, you will receive personalised tuition in a studio purposely designed for the craft of drawing.
In this easy going environment, you will be taken through the fundamentals of seeing visually and how to start a drawing and develop it into a successful piece!
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Christopher A E Gray Fine Art
Chris originally studied at Falmouth University of the Arts before becoming frustrated with the lack of proper drawing and painting tuition offered. After leaving university he started studying at London Fine Art Studios in 2012 (formerly Lavender Hill Studios) for 3 years before being asked to teach at london Fine Art Studios in 2015. The studios taught Chris the traditional craft of drawing and painting which gives the students the tools to draw and paint anything using the method of the visual abstraction. This method breaks down what we see into simple elements of shapes values and edges, with these tools Chris went onto win various awards. These include winning runner up young artist award and the John Purcell paper award at the Pastel Society, exhibiting there in both 2013 and 2015. He also competed in the Sky arts portrait artist of the year 2014 and recently asked to exhibit in the Federation of British Artists, Futures exhibition in 2016 winning the Jacksons One To Watch prize.
As well as teaching the craft of drawing and painting Chris also runs a print making workshop, teaching the traditional skill of intaglio and relief printmaking. Printmaking is a great way to explore the myriad of ways to create marks on paper and can be as expressive or as refined as one would like, there are endless ways to experiment.
Willow charcoal or soft charcoal (not compressed charcoal or chalk) will be needed, (medium size) other than that all you have to bring is clothes you dont mind gettting dirty, and a pair of hands.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.