Figure Drawing with Watercolour - Extended
with tracy fennell


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£35 per person

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As a supplement to our 6 week taster life drawing courses this workshop offers extended individual tuition.
These stand-alone sessions aim to help students concentrate on skills and techniques they would like to develop. Through ‘one to one’ tuition and a more relaxed pace you will be able to highlight areas of difficultly or areas you would like to focus on or challenge. The classes will still be structured and concentrate on the methods and materials associated with the subject but there will be more time for reflection, feedback and exploration.
These classes will run with a minimum of 6 students and maximum of 8 to fully utilise the space and materials and time needed.

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Watercolour is not designed to be used in an opaque manner but by using several techniques such as, washes, stains, and lifting colour, you will build several layers of transparent colours to produce an image.

This lesson will concentrate on creating skin tones, using your own features and a life model as reference, working with a basic palette of primary colours, a white and Payne’s grey. The colours suggested are: Naples Yellow/Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue/Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Payne’s Grey and Titanium White, which will be supplied by the student.  This basic palette will help you understand general colour mixing and how to create a range of tones, considering the light source and surrounding space.

A good quality cartridge paper will be available, at a cost of 15p per A2 and 30p per A1 and materials demonstrated (brushes etc.) will be supplied however if you would like to bring some of your own equipment feel free to do so.  You will need to provide your own lunch but beverages and of course biscuits, are free!!

Lesson – Saturday 28th January 2017

Morning session:

Self Portrait

  • Using water-soluble crayons and a wash to create quick studies of the face.
  • Creating a colour palette of skin tones and referencing on paper to see the range of mixes achievable.
  • Creating a self portrait using the tones and techniques demonstrated.

Afternoon Session:

Drawing from a life model

    • B/W studies
    • Longer poses using skin tones

    Tracy Robertson, (Fennell) has several years experience as an illustrator, working within the publishing, advertising and editorial fields, using a wide range of media, primarily inks and watercolours, with the addition of digital applications.  She began working for children’s publications and was nominated for the ‘Mother Goose Award’ for her BBC picture book ‘Owl’ and has continued to work in publishing and more recently fashion illustration.
    Tracy also lectured at Stockport College for almost 20 years within the Visual & Performing Arts Department, teaching life drawing, image-making and print.  Her career has spanned over several levels, introducing visual skills to a variety of creative courses; this includes the delivery of both traditional and digital media within Graphics and Illustration.


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