Introduction to the Fundamentals of Learning to Draw by Christopher A E  Gray Fine Art - art in London
Introduction to the Fundamentals of Learning to Draw by Christopher A E  Gray Fine Art - art in London

Introduction to the Fundamentals of Learning to Draw

Anyone can learn the ability to see visually giving you the tools to draw anything!

Drawing Class

3 hour class

Beginner

Clapham SW11

Introduction to the Fundamentals of Learning to Draw
by Christopher A E Gray Fine Art
Flexitime
from £70 per person

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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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Did you know?

Even some of the greatest modern artist learnt the traditional techniques of drawing, the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and Gustav Klimt all learnt the ability to understand the world around them in the visual language. We are starting to see a resurgence of traditional drawing and painting in the art world as we realise the importance this ability has across all spectrum of the creative world.
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Laura
3 Feb
Awesome teacher, really chill; incredibly talented guy. Great session. Wholeheartedly recommend.
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Natali
11 Mar
I really enjoyed this lesson. Chris is a very patient and talented teacher. The 3 hours session took place in his personal studio where you can see some of his great work. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of drawing.

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Laura
3 Feb
Awesome teacher, really chill; incredibly talented guy. Great session. Wholeheartedly recommend.
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Natali
11 Mar
I really enjoyed this lesson. Chris is a very patient and talented teacher. The 3 hours session took place in his personal studio where you can see some of his great work. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of drawing.
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Sophie
20 May
Christopher is such a lovely teacher, and makes you consider the dimensions in a very real and applicable way. He really help me to improve my drawing skills and I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
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Joan
2 Jul
Interesting class with a clearly, very talented artist. Start of session had a lot of structure and patience - however have a feeling either my ineptitude or lack of speed led to less coaching and more show/tell as we neared the end of the session. Was great to watch how talented Chris is for the last 30 minutes however the contrast left me somewhat deflated as we didn’t get near to trying the tonal drawing he beautifully demonstrated. One better suited to people with some level of artistry and skill but at least I know I am definitely sub-fundamentals for future reference!
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Tazzy
10 Jul
I love the techniques that he teaches in this class. I really enjoyed practising them and applying them to different objects. It’s been very easy to do and has drawing in proportion a lot easier which has always been a problem for me. The class was great and Chris is very patient.

Class location

Clapham
99-109 Lavender Hill
SW11 5QL
London

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Introduction to the Fundamentals of Learning to Draw by Christopher A E  Gray Fine Art - art in London

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.

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Notes

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.

Age Requirement

14

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.

Introduction to the Fundamentals of Learning to Draw
by Christopher A E Gray Fine Art
Flexitime
from £70 per person
Single session
from £70 per person