Half Term Art Workshops, New Portrait Course and The Big Draw

Half Term Art, New Portrait Course & The Big Draw! -
Half Term Art Workshops, New Portrait Course and The Big Draw

Half Term Art Workshops

Online African Safari Drawing Workshop with The Big Draw Festival
Online Workshops
Saturday 5th June 2021
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee
Online workshops will be held on Zoom.

A wildlife drawing workshop focusing on animals from the African savannah. Take an armchair safari learning to draw lions, elephants, zebra and more! The class will begin with an introduction from Tutor Bethany Y Milam who will take you through some basic drawing exercises. There will then be drawing demonstrations focusing on proportion and anatomy and Bethany will be on hand to answer questions, give creative advice and add in the occasional animal fact throughout the whole session.

The Animal references will be on screen during the session and so it is recommended that you use a device with a good-sized screen. The session will last approximately two hours. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and I will make some time for individual feedback on your artwork at the end of each session (allow another 15 mins on class time if you would like feedback). The session will be recorded and a link to the recording will be available to attendees after the event.

Relax with some slow looking, chat and art!

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After the success of my first Chat and sketch event I will be running a series of similar events, details of the first of these is below.

Chat and Sketch – Vermeer’s ‘The Milkmaid’
Thursday 3rd June 2021
Online workshop will be held on Zoom.

This interactive session will start with a short talk introducing you to the painting ‘The Milkmaid’ by Johannes Vermeer, there will then be an open discussion and time to ask questions about the artwork. Throughout the session there will be drawing exercises led by the tutor to help you explore the painting by creating your own sketches. This will be a friendly and informal event where you can chat about art as you enjoy sketching together. If you would like to show your drawings at the end of the session, there will be time to do this although there is no pressure to do so. The session will last approximately one and a half hours.

Coming up soon:

Paint ‘Path to the Beach’ in Watercolour – Online Art Workshop
Monday 24th May 2021
Online workshops will be held on Zoom.
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee

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Saturday 29 May 2021
Online workshops will be held on Zoom.
Adult £8.00 + £0.67 booking fee
Child £6.00 + £0.50 booking fee

Seahorses In Mixed Media - A Fun Online Art Workshop For All Ages

Saturday 19th June, 3pm - 4pm
Online workshops will be held on Zoom.
Adult £7.05
Child £5.42

To celebrate father’s day come and draw one of the best dads from the animal kingdom, the seahorse! Take part in making a mixed media drawing with guidance from Tutor Bethany Y Milam. Have fun with colour, mixed media and learn some new techniques along the way.
The session will last approximately one hour.

This month I was given the sad news that the Hurst will no longer be offering its Adult and Leisure courses, as the department is closing. As I say farewell after 8 years Tutoring with them, I am already looking into other options, so that I can continue offering quality art classes to a wide audience.

I know that many of you may have been looking forward to the upcoming evening courses and so I am happy to offer a six week Portrait Drawing Course plus occasional Monday evening workshops.

Portrait Drawing Course

Wednesday Evenings, 7pm – 9pm
9th June – 14th July 2021 (6 weeks)

Working in graphite pencils, charcoal and coloured pencils, this engaging course will cover the main elements involved in portrait drawing from quick sketches to finished drawings. We will look at proportions, features, tone, colour and a variety of drawing techniques over 6 weeks.

All abilities are welcome from complete beginners to those looking for tips on how to improve their portrait drawings. The lessons will involve demonstrations you can draw along to, as well as warm up exercises and experimental studies. You will be able to work from photographs or use a mirror for self-portraits. At the end of each session there will be limited time for one-to-one feedback.

These Live lessons will be held on zoom. You can use a computer, tablet, or iPad to join the live meetings.

You will be provided with a materials list, reference photos, class notes and resources by email. If you do not have any of the materials on these lists, please do ask and I will be happy to adapt activities for you.

Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book.

A basic drawing toolkit is needed but lessons can be adapted for those with limited materials if necessary. Guidance will be given on all materials and additional/optional materials will be advised and talked through with alternatives by the tutor.

Suggested materials:
A range of graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B)
A4 Drawing Paper or Cartridge paper or a Sketchbook
Putty rubber / eraser
Blending stumps or tortillion
Willow Charcoal
Coloured pencils or watercolour pencils
Pencil Sharpener
Masking tape
Charcoal pencils (optional)
Chalk (optional)

One to One Tuition on Zoom/Skype

You can book one to one lessons with me that can be held on either Zoom or Skype.

These sessions are tailored to suit the level, pace and interests of each individual. I can cover a range of subjects and media to suit you. If you would like weekly, occasional or one-off tuition via Skype or Zoom then do get in contact.

Contact Bethany Y Milam to Book a Lesson.

And lastly a big thank you to you all, for your support.

Keep painting!

Bethany x