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UPCOMING / ARCHIVE

This is a schedule of Eye to Pencil's upcoming drawing courses, check the course descriptions for details, times and locations.

DECEMBER - Break

2022

JANUARY

10 Drawing Materials
10 January - 28 March

10 Freehand Lessons
12 January - 23 March

Open Mondays
10 January - 28 March

Workshop: Sketchbooks 1
27 January

FEBRUARY

Workshop: Collaborative Wall Drawing
5 February

Break

(Studio break - 14-20 February)

10 Drawing Materials
10 January - 28 March

10 Freehand Lessons
12 January - 23 March

Open Mondays
10 January - 28 March

MARCH

Workshop: Sketchbooks in the Gallery
10 March

Workshop: Sustained Drawing
19 March

10 Drawing Materials
10 January - 28 March

10 Freehand Lessons
12 January - 23 March

Open Mondays
10 January - 28 March

APRIL - Break

COURSES

Our courses are designed for people from different professions who are keen to draw, giving them more confidence in communicating visually. The drawing studio is a friendly, encouraging space with small groups drawing together (max. 10). We welcome drawers with various levels of experience. Get in touch by email us if you have questions or would like more information on any of the courses.


10 Freehand Lessons10 FREEHAND LESSONS

12 January - 23 March (A week off on 16 February)
6-8.30pm, Wednesday (studio)
£190 for 10 Lessons

Over 10 evening lessons this course will investigate different fundamental facets of drawing and give you confidence in your ability to sketch and visualise ideas more effectively. Each session takes one element of drawing as its starting point: line, tempo, generic/specific representation, volume, framing & margins, interior & exterior spaces, the use of erasure & tone, scale & proportion, viewpoints, and repetition & variation. The course cultivates an understanding of the basics and utilises them to explore visual ideas. We use a variety of materials including: pencils, ink & charcoal. Materials are included.


Wet Materials 10 DRAWING MATERIALS

10 January - 28 March (A week off on 7 & 14 February)
6-8.30pm, Mondays, (studio)
£190 for 10 Lessons

This 10 week drawing course focuses on exploring a wide range of dry and wet drawing materials from pencil, charcoal and conte to inks, watercolour and gouache. This is an opportunity to use different types of paper including khadi and mid-tone paper, and look at key techniques through guided drawing tasks, however the emphasis will be on feeling what it is like to draw with these tactile materials, testing their potential and limitations , and getting a sense of what suits you. Materials are included.


A Space to DrawOPEN MONDAYS

10 January - 28 March (A week off on 14 February)
11am - 4pm, Mondays, (studio)
£20 for 4 sessions

Subscribe to Open Mondays, book a set of 4 sessions in the studio, and become part of the community. This is a chance to develop your own projects or portfolio, with support from the team but in an unguided way. Draw from a still life we will have set up or draw whatever you like.


EYE TO PENCIL WORKSHOPS

Our workshops extend our core courses by providing a few all-day drawing sessions to focus on particular aspects of drawing.


Dry Materials SKETCHBOOKS WORKSHOP 1

With Molly Martin

Thursday, 27 January
10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
£50
(studio)

Molly Martin is an artist and illustrator who works constantly in her sketchbooks. She will share her ideas on how to use your sketchbooks more regularly in order to capture and notate everyday things and the world around us. In this workshop Molly will guide participants through a day of filling up sketchbooks, using a variety of materials and different approaches.


Dry MaterialsSKETCHBOOKS IN THE GALLERY

With Molly Martin

Thursday, 10 March
10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
£50
(gallery & studio)

In this second workshop led by artist and illustrator Molly Martin, we will be taking our sketchbooks to the National Gallery. One of the constant sources of inspiration for Molly is to draw from other artist's work in Museums. This workshop will start in the National Gallery in the morning, drawing into your sketchbooks from paintings. In the afternoon we will draw in the studio to develop ideas further, working from the morning's sketches.


Dry Materials COLLABORATIVE WALL DRAWING

With Luci Eyers

Saturday, 5 February
10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
£50
(studio)

Drawing collaboratively is like having a visual conversation. A small group of us will spend the day drawing together on a large scale drawing. We will work within a system which allows each of us to develop a part of the large drawing but also to work in shared areas in a responsive, improvised way. The day’s drawing will be paced, so that we can pause, taking breaks to step back and discuss the next steps.


Dry Materials SUSTAINED DRAWING

With Luci Eyers

Saturday, 19 March
10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
£50
(studio)

This workshop will provide a chance to draw in the studio in a slower way, with the possibility of developing a particular work, with more depth, over the whole day. In the evening courses we often try a few ideas, working quickly as we experiment with new materials or ideas. This workshop will allow for a sustained approach to make a drawing with more complexity, on a larger scale or with more attention to detail. At the end of the day there will be time for discussion and for everyone to share their drawings.


10 Freehand Lessons
10 FREEHAND LESSONS
12 January - 23 March (A week off on 16 February)
6-8.30pm, Wednesday (studio)
£190 for 10 Lessons
Over 10 evening lessons this course will investigate different fundamental facets of drawing and give you confidence in your ability to sketch and visualise ideas more effectively. We use a variety of materials including: pencils, ink & charcoal, provided by us and included in the price.


10 Drawing Materials
10 DRAWING MATERIALS
10 January - 28 March (A week off on 7 & 14 February)
6-8.30pm, Mondays, (studio)
£190 for 10 Lessons
This 10 week drawing course focuses on exploring a wide range of dry and wet drawing materials from pencil, charcoal and conte to inks, watercolour and gouache. This is an opportunity to use different types of paper including khadi and mid-tone paper, and look at key techniques through guided drawing tasks, however the emphasis will be on feeling what it is like to draw with these tactile materials, testing their potential and limitations , and getting a sense of what suits you. Materials are included.


Open Mondays
OPEN MONDAYS
10 January - 28 March (A week off on 14 February)
11am - 4pm, Mondays, (studio)
£20 for 4 sessions
Subscribe to Open Mondays, book a set of 4 sessions in the studio, and become part of the community . This is a chance to develop your own projects or portfolio, with support from the team but in an unguided way. Draw from a still life we will have set up or draw whatever you like.


Molly Martin Sketchbook Workshop 1
SKETCHBOOKS WORKSHOP 1
With Molly Martin
Thursday, 27 January
10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
£50

Molly Martin is an artist and illustrator who works constantly in her sketchbooks. She will share her ideas on how to use your sketchbooks more regularly in order to capture and notate everyday things and the world around us. In this workshop Molly will guide participants through a day of filling up sketchbooks, using a variety of materials and different approaches


Molly Martin Sketchbook Workshop 1
WORKSHOP 2: SKETCHBOOKS IN THE GALLERY
With Molly Martin
Thursday, 10 March
10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
£50
(gallery & studio)

In this second workshop led by artist and illustrator Molly Martin, we will be taking our sketchbooks to the National Gallery. One of the constant sources of inspiration for Molly is to draw from other artist's work in Museums. This workshop will start in the National Gallery in the morning, drawing into your sketchbooks from paintings. In the afternoon we will draw in the studio to develop ideas further, working from the morning's sketches.


Collaborative wall drawing
COLLABORATIVE WALL DRAWING
With Luci Eyers
Saturday, 5 February
10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
£50
(studio)

Drawing collaboratively is like having a visual conversation. A small group of us will spend the day drawing together on a large scale drawing. We will work within a system which allows each of us to develop a part of the large drawing but also to work in shared areas in a responsive, improvised way. The day’s drawing will be paced so that we can pause, taking breaks to step back and discuss the next steps.


Collaborative wall drawing
SUSTAINED DRAWING
Saturday, 19 March
10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break)
£50
(studio)

This workshop will provide a chance to draw in the studio in a slower way, with the possibility of developing a particular work, with more depth, over the whole day. In the evening courses we often try a few ideas, working quickly as we experiment with new materials or ideas. This workshop will allow for a sustained approach to make a drawing with more complexity, on a larger scale or with more attention to detail. At the end of the day there will be time for discussion and for everyone to share their drawings.


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