Thursday, 15 February 2018

Charcoal Challenges

We had a lovely day playing around with charcoal yesterday. We had an intimate group due to some flu related canclations but that didn't stop us enjoying learning the techniques of charcoal.
For the first session we played about with mark making introducing the concept of adding and taking away.

The fun part was drawing the chocolate but it was difficult to stop it being eaten first!
We then spent some time combining all that we had learnt into a small still life.

After a much needed lunch we progressed onto quick portrait sketches it was a steep learning curve for those that had never drawn before let alone in charcoal but everybody did really well and took a lot from their time with us.
It was a nice way to spend valentines day charcoal and chocolate what could be better! 

Our next events are:
March 14th 2018 10.30 - 12.30 
Join us and view the current exhibitions at Deda and have a coffee in the cube cafe.
Meet the people behind Deda and find out more about this amazing award winning art space. 
Déda and CUBE café|bar are located at 19 Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU
​(towards the north of the city centre and the Cathedral Quarter.) - FREE No booking required just turn up.

Painting and Platters
May 9th 10-2 pm
Cost £45
Discover the wonderful world of water soluble oils and the freedom and flexibility they give you as an artist. 
This Workshop will explore the traditional method of using oils with the fat over lean principle, the use of a palette knife and then a looser and even semi abstract way of applying this versatile medium. The work and knowledge explored during the workshop can be interpreted to any subject, so you are welcome to bring your own reference material.
Bring your own brushes and paints or use ours but please bring a large 2” flat brush, palette knife, baby wipes, apron, a small canvas board up to 10” x 8” and a large canvas around 40/50 cm.  Please bring something to transport home too as they will still be wet!
We will also provide the lunch and endless hot drinks as required so you can enjoy the art.

How to book
Each workshop package is £45 per person. Cash or PayPal accepted use this link to pay:
Maximum number of participants is 10.
Each workshop runs from 10 am until 2.00 pm with a  break for lunch.
Bookings made via email  ( )and once payment has been accepted we will hold your place. Please use the words Lunch and Learn in the subject title of your email.

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