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Drawing Workshop in Muscat, Jan 8th to 10th, 2011

The Drawing Workshop

Duration – 3 days from Sat, Jan 8, Protected content Mon, Jan 10, Protected content
Time – 10.00am to 3.00pm
Venue – The Wave
Course Fees – OR Protected content materials, refreshments and lunch provided)
Maximum – 8 persons only so please book early !!!
To book, please contact Rhona Beh Smith at tel no Protected content by email at Protected content . Venue details will be provided upon confirmation of reservation

The workshop will be led by Seana Mercedes Mallen, who holds an MA in Drawing as Process from Kingston University, Protected content . Seana is an artist with international recognition, having had one person exhibitions in the USA, England and in Bahrain. She has led similar workshops for both under-graduate and MA students in London, and has enjoyed teaching drawing and painting to beginners and more advanced students for over 15 years, and she relishes the opportunity to share her enthusiasm.
To learn more about her or her work, please visit Protected content .

“I can’t promise that you’ll learn to draw in 3 days, but I can give you a map for a fascinating journey that can last a lifetime… and I’ll hold your hand as we take the first few steps together.
Learning to SEE as an artist sees is the starting point in learning to draw.
By the end of the workshop you will open your eyes and see the world in a new way and you will create some drawings that will amaze you.”

Saturday, Jan 8: LINE and Right-Brain thinking and SEEING
What is “Observational Drawing?”
Pictionary in teams
Introductions, of us and of the course
Directed drawing in pairs, Right- brain Exercises, upside down drawing
Sighting and the awareness of negative shapes and spaces.
Contour Drawing (look at Picasso, Matisse, Hockney)
Straight and curve line analysis.
Materials: Pen, Graphite Stick, and Sticks and Ink

Sunday, Jan 9. TONE: make the 3-D illusion of volume, form and space
Seeing in tone, using a tonal strip.
Simple still life in a variety of media,
Light and shadow. Mark-making. Cross-hatching.
“Tone Puzzle” a collaborative piece.
Perspective. (a little theory and practice)
Materials: Pencil, pen, charcoal, graphite stick. Chalk and Charcoal.

Your MARK is your VOICE. And like your voice or your hand-writing, it is yours alone. Use it to express not just what something looks like, but how you feel about it. SHOUT! or whisper…or DEMAND or laugh or sing.
Quink and bleach and a final collaborative composition. Work LARGE and loose!

And finally, an exhibition and appreciation of all our work!

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