Learn to Draw in Wembury, Devon
I was fortunate enough to have been invited to visit Wembury Art Group to deliver a Learn to Draw workshop for their members. It was a great opportunity to spread the pencil word, meet a really lovely group of people, and to visit a very beautiful part of South Devon also.
The members of Wembury Art Group are all keen artists with varied life and art experience, and most of whom do little or no drawing typucally. As with most activities, we tend to stick with those we are most familiar and comfortable with, so I see the workshop as an opportunity to help change perceptions and experiences of drawing within a few hours. For me this is a delight as I get to share techniques and tips which either I or my students find useful, and to adapt what I know to the needs of the group that day.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the time we had, and it was interesting that each of the artists chose the same picture to work from. As you will see in their gallery of work in progress pencil portriats here, everyone very much brought their own style and interpretation to their work, whilst all achieveing a strong likeness of the subject.
Here is what the Wembury Art Group had to say about their Learn to Draw day:
'Well structured - informative and incredibly enjoyable'
'Friendly, helpful atmosphere, step by step approach and good tips.'
'Wonderful morning, the four hours just flew. Excellent.'
'Very, very instructive and enjoyable'
'Just to say a big thank you from everyone at the workshop on Monday. We all felt we had achieved a lot even the most trepid were inspired. Your class was very informative, full of techniques and great fun.'