Still Life – Observational Drawing & Watercolour

Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/10/2017 - 07/12/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location
Norwich High School


When we look at something what do we see?

Using Still Life as a springboard in developing our drawing and painting ability we will see how observation is key to our understanding of subject and art work as a whole.

As well as focusing on a different drawing medium and technique, each week we will look at a different artist/artists of the Still Life genre and take inspiration from their work while broadening our understanding of Stil Life art history.

The course is open to all abilities. it is ideal for people who want to develop their understanding, skill and knowledge of drawing, painting and observation.

What you need – Sketchbook, drawing paper, charcoal, ink pens, pastels, watercolour paint, brushes, watercolour

paper, acrylic paint, oil paint, canvas and canvas paper.

Week 1 – Charcoal, bottles, buckets and the space between things
Week 2 – Watercolour and the joy of accident
Week 3 – Pencil drawing, sight size and detail
Week 4 – Objects alone and acrylic paint
Week 5 – Pen and ink and collections
Week 6 – Collage and composition
Week 7 – Everything together sustained still life
Week 8 – Everything together sustained still life cont.

About the tutor

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I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2015 with a Masters in painting and have exhibited in various shows across the UK. I have been studying the Still Life genre for many years and it is the starting point for much of my work.

I have been a visiting artist/tutor to Norwich University of the Arts and Sunderland Faculty of Fine Art and have run short courses in observational drawing to high school students. My work can be seen at my website ​jamesmetsoja.com

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