Dogs Life Drawing Workshop
Lurchers Stanford and Badger will be sitting, laying down and moving around allowing us to draw them for a 3 hour drawing workshop.
Lurchers might just be the perfect dogs to draw. They keep still for a fair amount of time; though you'll have to be quick to capture them on paper as they (like all living creatures) do move. With their expressive features, muscular athletic form, animated ears and soulful eyes they are sheer joy to sketch.
The three hour workshop includes a 20-30 minute tea break and an opportunity at the start to get to know the dogs while they settle into lazy poses for us. Stanford has white fur with feint polka dots, and Badger has dark fur and a white bib and muzzle.
This is a tutor assisted workshop so though there is no formal instruction, Eric will be on hand to help guide you through some of the challenges of drawing these wonderful animals.
Charcoal, paper and pencils are provided so you don't need to bring anything but the willingness to have a go at drawing. If you'd like to use other materials that's fine, but for the moment oil paints are not allowed due to the smell... remember a dogs nose is 20,000x more sensitive than our own! But do feel free to bring watercolours, acrylic or other water based painting medium.
Tea, coffee and biscuits (plus a few dog biscuits) are provided. The studio is also fully equipped with easels and boards. Places are limited to 6 students, so enquire now to reserve your place as this is sure to be a popular afternoon!
If you'd like to practice before coming to the workshop then Jake Spicer has a great book on drawing dogs called, unsurprisingly, "Draw Dogs". You can buy Draw Dogs here.
• To help students "rediscover their sense of wonder" though the practice of observational drawing & painting
• To help artists improve practical skills with tuition whilst preserving their unique artistic voice.
• To provide a fun, nurturing, peaceful and loving environment in which to create art.