Saturday, 29 August 2020
Friday, 28 August 2020
This year, 2020, has been exceptionally busy at BARA. All classes and workshops have been online since March when we went into Lockdown, and even once restrictions were eased, classes have remained mostly online.
|From one of the firsst demo videos - very important to check your bottoms!|
|Also from first video - also important to drink plenty of tea!|
Classes are live, but with pre recorded demonstration videos - I am mindful that not everyone has good internet connection, even in this day and age, and my worry was that doing live demonstrations only might exclude some students.
The pre recorded videos have been incredibly succesful and really popular, not least because they can be viewed many times. It does, of course, increase my workload, and that of my son Rory who has edited every one of them. However, it's great to be able to be useful in this way and keep all my students feeling connected to one another.
|Film making, a job for all the family... Rory editing |
Sky Portrait Artist of The Year asked me to make a two minute film of how lockdown was impacting my creative practice, so here it is!
For info on upcoming classes, some in-studio, many online, please email email@example.com
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
My weekly classes cover all aspects of drawing and painting, from pencil to charcoal water colour and oils. But it is lovely to have a longer stretch in one medium, so the oil painting week was a pleasure.
We covered light, painting a sphere to get into incremental variations of tones and painted an egg as an introduction to painting a head (the oils week came on the heals of a portrait workshop, so I carried the theme on a little).
|Demos of the sphere and the egg, looking at light and turning the form.|
|Demo in mixing flesh colours, using the planes of the head.|
|Various demos from the week including a colour study for a portrait.|
|Julie B, working on Planes of the head.|
|Caroline working on Planes of the head.|
|Caroline's oil painting, great job!|
|Marie's lovely oil study|