Join the Drawing School

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The Drawing School is back.

Would you like to have an Art School drawing experience?

Come and join experienced artist and teacher, Jane Frederick for an exciting third spring term of the drawing course which is designed to give you a flavour of the traditional Art School workshop
in a warm and relaxed environment and help you to develop your confidence in drawing from observation.

Based in the beautiful, light art studios in The Minories Art Gallery in Colchester, Jane will introduce you to new drawing and looking skills, this term she will invite you to innovate the traditional study of natural forms and create a contemporary interpretation of the Still Life. Adding the challenge of working on a large scale and helping you to develop innovative mark making techniques, she will show you how to really look and understand what you are drawing as well as encouraging you to be ‘Bold, Loose and Accurate’ with your approach to drawing.

Each workshop will involve a stimulating new subject to discuss and draw and together and is suitable for complete beginners up to professional artists who may wish to develop their skills. All
that is required is curiosity and a willingness to have a go and try something new! All participants will build a portfolio of works so if you are planning on applying for specialist art study in the future, this might be the course for you.

Week 1- Making sense of nature.

How to understand and draw complex natural forms

Week 2- Micro to macro.

The challenge of scaling up your drawing

Week 3- Celebrating a contemporary still life.

Exploring the complex meaning of 17th century Dutch masterpieces and building a contemporary alternative to the genres

Week 4- Food, glorious food.

Still life painters have always relished the rendering the smell and taste of edibles in their work, this session gives you the opportunity.

Week 5- Nature morte.

The challenge of drawing decay, an alternative celebration of floral study.

Jane Frederick has taught drawing at Colchester School of Art for over two decades and has a wealth of experience encouraging drawing development at all levels of experience. She is passionate about making drawing accessible to all and regularly runs gallery based workshops for complete beginners as well as experienced artists. You can view examples of her practice at
Drawing School

*This course is not available to learners under 18.

As these programmes are not government funded additional learning support cannot be provided

Please call (01206) 712777 for more information.

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  • Colchester

Four x 2 hour workshop sessions over 4 weeks

Start Date Wk 1: 21/04/18 | Wk 2: 19/05/18 | Wk 3: 16/06/18 | Wk 4: 07/07/18 | Wk 5: 28/07/18
Price £24 per session | £108 all five sessions
Attendance Days
  • saturday
Class Times 2pm-4pm


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