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Take advantage of early bird discounts expiring in December
November 12, 2017
Make the most of the early bird discounts and book for 2018 courses now
Courses for next year's 5-day Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® workshops in the UK are filling up fast.
"Wanted to say how much I enjoyed and was motivated by the course - Thank you."
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.
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UK COURSE DATES 2018If 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), non-residential, and North Wales, near Bangor, (residential).
Amadeus Centre, 50 Shirland Road, Little Venice, London W9 2JA (Nearest tube: Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line))
early bird discount for bookings paid in full by 18th December 2017
HOW MUCH? £525 including all drawing and learning materials in the Portfolio
£50 discount (£475) for early bird bookings, see expiry dates for individual courses.
Trigonos, Nantlle, North Wales (nearest train station is Bangor)
WHEN? Saturday 21st July to Thursday 26th July 2018
This course is residential although non-residential options are available.
HOW MUCH? £525 plus accommodation and full board
£50 discount (£475) for early bird bookings paid in full by 28th February 2018.
The Course Fee does not include accommodation or full board. There is an additional cost for this which varies depending on the room. (£465 for 5 nights full board for single ensuite to £440 for 5 nights full board twin ensuite. Some rooms with shared facilities at a lower price may be available.
Note this course is filling up fast and there are limited places left.
UNIQUE PORTFOLIO OF MATERIALSOn 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 here
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
You can read some participant feedback and a more indepth account of one participant's experience here
Read what the media and other people have thought of Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® course here ( a new window will open)
Five Tips on Creating Light and ShadowR-Mode loves Light and shadow! Light and shadow creates mood and drama in your drawing. Including a full range of values in your drawings will also add depth and make it more three-dimensional. When we are beginning we can be nervous of making things too dark or too light but your confidence will quickly increase if you play and experiment. Here are 5 tips to get you started:
(2) Try laying a ground ie. a thin layer of graphite on your paper first. You can use a graphite stick and then rub down with tissue/Kleenex. This then becomes your middle tone – your darks have to be a lot darker and your lights lighter to create a range of values.
(3) Focus on drawing the negative shapes of the lights and darks in your picture and the subject will emerge for free.
(4) Experiment with different types of pencil – they come in all ranges and get used to using a wide range of pencils in a drawing. 10B is the darkest but it will also be softer and therefore smudge more.
(5) When you think you’ve finished your drawing, put it down and step back from it. Does it have a full range of values from light to dark? If not, go back and look at your subject and keep asking yourself ‘where is the lightest light? Where is the darkest dark?’ and work across your whole drawing in this way.
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