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May 19, 2013
Welcome to Drawing Matters. In this newsletter I look at the power of line. All my courses are now fully booked. If you are disappointed please contact me to go on a waiting list. In addition in this month's newsletter you will find:
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Course Dates 2013If 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.
Courses take place in central London (Little Venice), which are non-residential, and North Wales, near Bangor, (residential). The course lasts for 5 days and includes 35 hours of teaching and The Drawing Portfolio (RRP over £80).
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.
NORTH WALES: Saturday 13th July to Thursday 18th July 2013
WHERE? Trigonos, Nantlle, North Wales (nearest train station is Bangor)
HOW MUCH? £495 plus accommodation and full board
Course fee includes:
ACCOMMODATION & BOARD COSTS
The Course Fee does not include accommodation or full board. There is an additional cost for this which varies depending on the room type. (£390 for 5 nights full board for single or twin ensuite to £320 for 5 nights full board single or twin with shared facilities (a limited number of twin rooms are available for people sharing at a reduced cost subject to availability).
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 here
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View a slideshow of student drawings and class photos
If you are interested in booking for next year but you are still sceptical that you will really learn the basic skills of drawing in just five days, why don't you view a slideshow showing some drawings done by participants on the course here (a new window will open)
What do people who have done the course already think?
You can also read some participant feedback and a more indepth account of one participant's experience here (a new window will open)
The Power of LineWhen you are drawing it’s very easy to get so caught up in trying to render what you see in terms of angle and proportion that you forget about the power of line. If you look at drawings done by the Old Masters and other artists, the line of the pencil is in constant movement and change – thick, thin, light, dark, solid, broken, repetitive… Take a moment to look at some Old Master drawings and notice how the different line styles give you different types of information. A contour line that breaks might suggest light hitting that particular spot.
If you think of line as the language of a drawing, you want that language to speak volumes – to convey mood and evoke emotion as well as describe the subject.
Practice the marks you make on paper
Each of us has our own unique style of making a mark with pencil but that doesn’t mean you can’t explore and extend the range of marks you can make. When you increase your vocabulary of marks it will empower you to make conscious deliberate decisions when you are drawing to use a particular type of pencil mark to convey particular information.
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