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LESSON PLANS WINTER TERM 2022 (2nd half) Lesson 6 - A Fun Thing

...This is the last week of classes before the Christmas break. In it I'm asking my students to work their way through a drawing about which they can't know the completed image until they finish. It means they won't really know the importance of a certain mark or smudge until they finish and therefore can't ignore anything as they work their way through it!

Winter term, 2nd half 2022. Lesson 6. A Fun Thing! Using pen & colour pencils.

· You have an A4 sheet of paper folded into six equal sections. You’ll see an arrow on one side. It is from the arrow that you’ll begin.

· Unfold the first section without looking at any of the following sections. Fold the first section back so that you see only it.

· Working from left to right of your sketch-book page, copy that first section onto your page. However you decide to draw what you see, don’t leave anything that you notice – at this stage you have no idea how important (or not) the section you’re about to leave out might be!

· If left handed turn the folded page upside down with the arrow pointing right to left and begin on the right hand side of your page.

· When you’ve completed the first section, turn over to the next section and do that same. Work hard not to see any two sections together.

· When it comes to revealing the third section, it’s very hard to do so without seeing sections together so put it under the table as you turn to section three.

· If you see suitable places for colour, use colour pencils.

· In time you’ll see a cohesive drawing emerging. If you finish one drawing, I’ll give you another to follow.

Classes begin again in early March.


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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