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LESSON PLANS 2024 (2nd half) Lesson 6 Finishing off the final two projects, fragmented images or 'stems' drawings

(Wednesday and Thursday groups will do this lesson next week as they're a week behind Friday's group)

In the past two lessons we have begun two projects. This is because I hoped that one or both may have remained unfinished in class so my students will have a couple of projects to be getting on with once I have retired from my weekday classes.

Above are some of the pieces by my students from the two projects in question. Both projects are producing beautiful work.

Summer Term 2024 (2nd half) Lesson 6: Completing the fragmented images or working on the line and stems drawings.

·         In the previous two lessons we have begun two projects – the fragmented magazine images (completed in classic watercolour technique) and the line drawings of stems across the page.

·         My idea was that neither project would be finished by the time we ended out term! This means you have some on-going projects for the moment we finish our weekly classes for good, so that you can carry on at home for a bit.

·         If working on the fragmented magazine images, think about the classic watercolour technique of light places revealed (rather than painted in), and of building u your dark tones as you put more layers of paint down. Three layers of paint is darker than two layers and two layers of paint is darker than one layer. This is because watercolour is transparent and lets the light travel through. It’s harder travel through three layers than two layers.

·         If working on the stems drawings – for the first three or four stems you draw you can place them next to each other. For the stems you fit between two of the original stems, you must take account of their need to appear behind the original stems where they cross-over.

No Next Lesson I’m Afraid: I’ll be I touch about the Sunday workshops, they’re likely to start up again in September.


About this site...
I am an art teacher living and working in Dorset.  I have taught for the Adult Education Service and the University of Bath, plus some supply teaching in my local schools but now I run all my classes and courses privately. This site is intended as an addition to my teaching, primarily for any student who in the week misses a class and wants to catch up.
The lessons are also available for any one anywhere who would like some ideas on what to teach, what to learn or is just interested in seeing what we do.
I'm afraid I won't be able to answer emails asking for comments on anyone's work (other than for currently enrolled students).
I teach three weekly art classes in halls in and around Blandford in Dorset and every six weeks or so I run a Sunday workshop in a village hall on the outskirts of Blandford. I also run a vibrant five-day summer school.. Other than that I spend every available moment in my studio or drawing and painting elsewhere.
I studied for four years at The Slade School of Fine Art where I was awarded The Slade Prize on graduation. I went on to travel and study further finally doing a P.G.C.E at Exeter University with Ted Wragg as my mentor. It was a wonderful year of education which set me in good stead for my years of teaching since then.



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