Expressive Drawing

Creative Learning |
25th April 2019

Tutor Karen Lester | Fee £50 | 4 weeks

Create drawings using different approaches to develop freer, more expressive drawing styles in response to observation of a range of subjects, starting with Still Life in the class room and then other locations, outside in the grounds at the Brewery and one session at Kendal Museum.

The emphasis of this course is more on capturing the essence of subjects when drawing and will suit those who are seeking a looser drawing style, but will appeal equally to those who have little drawing experience.
Through exercises, you will explore different approaches to capture shapes and forms.

This will involve investigating different mark making using contour lines/ blocking in /lifting out and experimenting with different media. You will also consider tone to define edges and create forms

We will start with still life objects in the class room, venture outside at the Brewery
(weather permitting) and visit the museum, for which there is an additional entrance charge.
The emphasis is very much on practical individual experience with tutor led demonstrations, discussion, example work and handouts which will support and guide you throughout.

What do I need to bring with me?
Materials –
For the first week the minimum suggested materials are–
• Pencils, ideally soft pencils, from the B range
• Charcoal – willow
• Cartridge paper, A2 size minimum
• Rubber and sharpener.

Your Tutor will advise further on materials at the first class. The following classes will involve watersoluble pencils, graphite sticks, chalk and coloured paper.

You may also wish to bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes if using messy materials such as charcoal.

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Are there any additional costs?
Visiting Kendal museum involves an additional entrance fee for one of the sessions.

About the tutor
Karen enjoys working with a range of painting and drawing media, including printmaking, sometimes combining these to create mixed media images. Each type of medium brings its own exciting possibilities and unique qualities, something she continually explores.
Her interest in Printmaking developed at Kendal College whilst completing a Foundation Degree in Drawing with the University of Cumbria.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Cumbria and Lancashire over the last 25 years and she has been involved with projects including Printfest and C-Art and runs occasional print workshops for the National Trust at Allan Bank, Grasmere as well as for private groups.

Karen is an experienced qualified teacher and has been teaching in the adult education sector since 2011.



25th April 2019

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