Simply Draw it, Urbansketching for beginners

Sunday  21 April  2019  2:00 PM    Sunday  21 April  2019 5:00 PM
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Simply Draw it, Urbansketching for beginners
From 21 Apr 2019 to 21 Apr 2019
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Simply Draw & Paint it: Urbansketching on the right side of the brain
In this 4 sessions option we will dive deeper in each exercise :
Workshop description
In this workshop we will exercise how to look in a creative way at an urban scene and sketch in a relaxed way what we see, avoiding overwhelm and allowing each participant to search for his own “handdrawing”. At the end of the session each participant will have experienced and researched a way of finding his own drawing style.
This workshop is based on the method “drawing from the right side of the brain” by Betty Edwards and is especially meant for beginners.
The verbal analytic left hemisphere of the brain doesn’t actually want you to draw because then it is “set aside” while you’re drawing. But once you “get into” drawing time passes productively.
A lot of beginning sketchers feel uncomfortable with their drawing skills or overwhelmed by the environment to draw and don’t know where to start. This can cause a lot of stress and sometimes even takes away the joy of sketching and the monkey in their head sometimes even starts saying that they don’t have a “gift” to draw well.
I developed some exercises to make drawing more accessible and to make progress in drawing more effective and joyful and to take away the fear of making a “bad” drawing.
Learning goals
Learn how to really look at a subject in a way to activate the right part of the brain (and to make the verbal analytic left hemisphere of the brain shut up)
Learn some observation tips to make a “correct” drawing without knowing perspective rules
Learn the basic drawing perception skills:
The basic perception skills are:
the perception of edges (seeing where one thing ends and another starts)
the perception of spaces (seeing what lies beside and beyond)
the perception of relationships (seeing in perspective and in proportion)
the perception of light and shadows (seeing things in degrees of values)
the perception of gestalt (seeing the whole and its parts)
“Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see – to see correctly- and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye” [Kimon Nicolaides, the Natural Way to Draw]
Workshop location : As it will be spring, we’ll sketch cherry blossoms in the neighborhood “Le Logis Floréal” (may be subject to change according to the weather) on 21/04 and 28/04.
On 05/05 I propose to go to Bruges, with a session at 9:30 am and one at 14:00 pm
Dates : Sunday 21/04, 28/04, 05/05
Duration 3 hours on a Sundays afternoon, three Sunday afternoons, from 2 to 5 p.m. and on 05:05 also in the morning
Supply list your sketchbook and your favorite drawing tools, such as a graphite pencil HB, B or 2B, color pencils, watercolors, pen or markers. And a folding stool to be comfortable.
Registration fee: 30 euro for one session.
Registration fee 99 euro/participant for the 4 sessions instead of 4x30euro
Refund only possible if cancellation happens one week before the first course
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Kartuizerinnenstraat, Brugge, Vlaanderen, België / Belgique / Belgien
Kartuizerinnenstraat, Brugge, Vlaanderen, België / Belgique / Belgien