Book before 30th January to save £50 on the June 2017 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain course in central London.
Drawing is a skill that can be learned. You can learn to draw in as little as 5 days. Whether you are a complete beginner or perhaps you would just like to develop your skills and confidence, particularly at drawing from life, then this 5-day Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain workshop is for you.
2017 courses in the UK are filling up fast. Courses are held in central London and north Wales. In this newsletter you will find:
- Information about the content 5-day Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain course, devised by Dr. Betty Edwards.
- UK Courses Details of 2017 workshops
- Quietening the Critical Voice Some strategies to help still the inner critic.
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COURSE DATES 2017
If you've always wanted to learn to draw, Dr. Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain 5-day intensive course is a proven technique for teaching drawing - particularly to those people who swear they could never be taught to draw! This course is taught in the UK by Anna Black, certified and licensed by Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Inc.
Anna teaches in the UK in central London (Little Venice), which are non-residential, and North Wales, near Bangor, (residential).
- The course lasts for 5 days (9.30am-5.30pm) and includes 35 hours of teaching and The Drawing Portfolio (RRP over £80).
- The cost for the course and all materials is £525 (there is £50 early bird discount see below). There is an additional charge for board and accommodation on the residential courses.
- The contents of the Drawing Portfolio were designed by Dr Betty Edwards and Brian Bomeisler. It includes all the
materials you will need for the course, including drawing tools unique to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. These unique tools were developed by Brian Bomeisler based on those used by the Old Masters. The Portfolio and its contents are yours to take home and keep.
Amadeus Centre, 50 Shirland Road, Little Venice W9 2JA (Nearest tube: Maida Vale (Bakerloo line))
Monday 27th March to Friday 31st March 2017
This course is now full. Please contact me to go on the waiting list.
Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June 2017
Early bird price of £475 for bookings received before 30th January 2017
Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August 2017
Early bird price of £475 for bookings received before 17th March 2017
Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November 2017
Early bird price of £475 for bookings received before 30th May 2017
HOW MUCH? £525 including all drawing and learning materials in the
Portfolio (£50 off with Early Bird discount, see specific dates)
Trigonos, Nantlle, North Wales (nearest train station is Bangor)
Saturday 15th July to Thursday 20th July 2017
This course is residential
HOW MUCH? £525 plus accommodation and full board
The Course Fee does not include accommodation or full board. There is an additional cost for this which varies depending on the room. (£450 for 5 nights full board for single ensuite to £385 for 5 nights full board single with shared facilities).
Only one place left!
UNIQUE PORTFOLIO OF MATERIALS
On every course you will be given a Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Portfolio with unique tools designed by Dr Betty Edwards and Brian Bomeisler. This contains all the materials you will need for the course plus learning materials including a dvd. You can find out more
If you are interested in purchasing the portfolio separately or for courses in the United States with Brian Bomeisler or courses elsewhere in the world, please click
What do people who have done the course already think?
"My opinion of both the teacher, the content and the organisation is very positive. It has provided me with insights about myself which have greatly benefited me and go far beyond what might be expected of a drawing course."
You can also read some participant feedback and a more indepth account of one participant's experience
Read what the media and other people have thought of Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain course
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QUIETENING THE CRITICAL VOICE
The inner critic is often the biggest obstacle to learning to draw. On the Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain course we look at specific strategies to silence it. Here are some suggestions to try, which include contributions from past participants:
Every drawing goes through an ‘ugly duckling’ stage when it looks nothing like what
you might expect. This is normal. Just keep going and don’t give into the critical voice. Every drawing is an exploration of learning.
- Focus on the space around your subject/object, and particularly where their shared edges. Draw the empty space and shapes rather than the object itself.
- Draw upside down so you don’t know what it is you are drawing.
- Play music while you draw (I prefer music without lyrics which can be a distraction).
- Focus on the process rather than the end result. Concentrate on this line or mark , moving your drawing tool very slowly as you look - focusing 90% on your subject.
- Experiment with a different medium or drawing tool – being a ‘beginner’ gives you the freedom to play.
- Date your drawings and take them out from time to time and look through them in an
open-hearted reflective way. You will probably be surprised at how much you have improved. Even drawings that you think are no good will probably have some elements that are interesting to you or areas of learning.
- Remind yourself it’s only a drawing. We learn through exploring and pushing boundaries and that includes learning a new skill as an adult which is bound to feel uncomfortable at times.
- Notice if you are holding your breath and if so, drop your attention to the soles of your feet and feel the contact with the floor. In your mind's eye, imagine you are breathing through the soles of your feet.
- Notice the language you use towards yourself and it's tone. Rather than beat yourself up keep coming back to asking questions of yourself such as 'How big/small is this shape in relation to that?', 'Where does this line up with that point?'.
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