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LESSON PLANS WINTER TERM 2023 (2nd half) Lesson 6: Finish dog/horse paintings or do a 'fun thing'.

Above is a selection of finished pieces from the dog/horse project in various media.

The work emerging from the dog/horse project has produced lovely experimental results, so some of my students will wish to continue and finish that project in this week's lesson. Others will have what I call an 'unravelly' drawing to do - we'll be looking at the drawings of one particular artist who used a strong and fluid line in his work. This will be the final session before Christmas - we'll begin again early in the new year.

Winter Term 2nd half 2023 – lesson 6: Finishing the dogs and horses – or working with a strong and fluid line on the unravelly drawings.

·         You can either continue with the dog/horse project depending on whether or not you finished it in the last session. Or you can do the unravelly drawing.

·         Using pen or pencil, in this drawing you’ll be looking to use a strong and fluid line – no fuzzy lines! Look also for the thinness and thickness of the lines, look for a line changing the quality of itself along one continuous line.

·         Remember the process, open one section at a time of your unravelly picture. Look at only one section at a time so that if you’ve finished one section and move onto the next, fold away the section you’ve worked on.

·         This means that you won’t see the whole of the drawing you’re working from until you’ve finished your own drawing.

·         When you’ve finished all six sections, you will see your drawing complete. Then you can open the page you were working from and compare the two!

Next lesson, 1st lesson of Spring Term 2024, early in the new year: Still-life of tiny things. Bring buttons, shells, rocks, a collection of tiny things to make a still-life. Bring sketch books, charcoal and a very good eraser. We’re going to work with a darkened page and rubbing out the light places.


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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