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LESSON PLANS SUMMER TERM 2024 (2nd half) Lesson 2: Completing the drawing 'View through a window with Still-life'.



In this lesson I'm asking my students to complete the working drawing for View through a window with Still-life'. They will have brought a landscape image from which to work, which can be a photograph or a famous painting (or anything in-between!). The landscape doesn't want to be a slavish copy but more an interpretation which works will with already completed still-life section of the drawing. If there's time I'd like everyone to have a very rapid go at a wet-into-wet watercolour version worked entirely from their drawing. See my examples - 10 mins worth including a bit of drying time!


Summer Term 2024 (2nd half) Lesson 2: View through a window with still life, part 2, completing the drawing.


·         You probably have chosen a landscape image from which to work in this session (if not, I’ll have some books of landscape paintings for you to work from).

·         You’ll have finished last week’s drawing (the still-life part of your drawing, you’ll have anticipated a view through a window and placed the still life to allow room for that).

·         You’ll have decided whether or not to have curtains and/or a window in your drawing.

·         Working in a similar way to last week, and with the same intensity, complete the drawing by putting in the window and view.

·         Think carefully about how the walls/curtains/window relate to the still-life, cloth, table etc., where are your darker shapes and where are the lighter shapes?

·         If you finish your drawing before the class is finished, I’m going to get you to make a wet-into-wet very rapid watercolour working entirely and only from your drawing.

·         See my examples; really allow yourself to enjoy the freedom of an extremely wet first wash having decided on those areas and shapes you want to leave white (and doing so!).


Next week: Making a finished piece entirely from this drawing in the medium of your choice (watercolour, mixed media, acrylic, gouache, pastels etc.).

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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.
 
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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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