Super Long Summer!

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Drawing Skills

Hello Artists!

Welcome to the Drawing Skills part of the project.
We will be sharing lots of challenges and projects to help you work on your drawing and painting while you are at home.
 

Challenge #19

Enjoy Rachel's interesting lesson this week on Celtic knots and the book of Kells.

 

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Challenge #18

Enjoy Rachel's fun and technical challenge this week, create your own medieval stained glass collage.

 

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Challenge #17

Rachel has a very advanced lesson for you today. Learn about Charles Bargue and the importance of training your eye to help you become a drawing master!

 

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Challenge #16

Rachel is back with a brand new challenge for you and some art history! Today we will be learning about the ancient Greek and Minoan Art.

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Challenge #15

Rachel has more experiments for you to try at home this week. Make your own brushes and discover new ways to make expressive marks in your sketchbook.
She also has some top tips for keeping a sketchbook over your holidays! 

 

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Challenge #14

It's time to dig out your paints for some watercolour experiments with Rachel 

 

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Challenge #13

This week Rachel is going over the basics of proportion again, this time for the face, to help you with your portrait drawing.

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Challenge #12

This week Rachel is going over the basics of proportion, to help you with your figure drawing. Once you have practiced the basics, head over to this video and try putting them into practice with some short figure studies.
 

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Challenge #11

Grab your sketchbook and head to your window, this week Rachel is teaching us about Plein Air Drawing and challenging you to paint what you can see outside your house.

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Challenge #10

Do you always draw right in the middle of the paper? Well, join Drawing Skills tutor, Rachel, as she gives us an introduction to composition.
Use this skill to help improve your drawings and make them more interesting to look at.

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Challenge #9

Join Drawing Skills tutor, Rachel, as she gives us an introduction to perspective, another skill to help improve your drawings.
Learn about 1 and 2 point perspective and have a go at aerial perspective.

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Challenge #8

Join Drawing Skills tutor, Rachel, for week 7 of the elements of art.
This week we are dealing with the tricky subject of negative space.
A difficult little trick that can really help to improve your drawing.
Practice makes perfect!

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Challenge #7

Join Drawing Skills tutor, Rachel, for week 6 of the elements of art. This week we are learning all about form and how to use it to bring our drawings to life!

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Challenge #6

Join Drawing Skills tutor, Rachel, for week 5 of the elements of art. 

This week we are learning about Line!
You will practice your blind contour drawing, learn how you can use different types of line to build an incredible drawing and have ago at drawing upside down to recreate some of Picasso's famous sketches. .

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Use these images to practice drawing upside down. You will be amazed at how your drawing turns out when you stop thinking about what it is and concentrate on just the shape and lines.
 

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Challenge #5

Join Drawing Skills tutor, Rachel, for week 4 of the elements of art. 

This week we are learning about Shape! We are learning about the difference between geometric and organic shapes, you will create a drawing using shapes and then have a go at drawing another still life. Use all the tips that Rachel has been teaching you and see if this still life is better than the last one.

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Tag us in social media using #DrawingChallenge3 and #SuperLongSummerWe can't wait to see what you create!

Challenge #4

Join Drawing Skills tutor, Rachel, for week 3 of the elements of art. This week we are learning all about Texture! We want you to have a go at Drawing texture, creating a picture using actual texture and then have a go at drawing spheres again but this time make them texture spheres!

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We can't wait to see what you create!

Project 1. - Draw a picture of something that is textured, remember to use all the skills we learned about value in challenge #1
Project 2. - Create a collage using texture. See what interesting textures you can find to make your picture. REMEMBER TO ASK BEFORE YOU START CUTTING THINGS UP!
Project 3. - Practice drawing the spheres from challenge #1 but this time we want to see all the different textures you can use to decorate them. Have a look at these pictures for some inspiration!
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Challenge #3

Join Drawing Skills tutor, Rachel, for week 2 of the elements of art.
This week we are learning all about Colour!
Learn to make your own colour wheel, how to create a desaturated value scale and have a go at making an abstract painting using colour!

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Challenge #2

Join Drawing Skills tutor, Lindsay, as she shows us how to use a grid when drawing from another picture and a Top Artist Tip if you want to scale your drawing up!
 

Challenge #1

Our first lesson is on Value and how we can use this to make our drawings fantastic!
Remember you can send us pictures of your work and we will be sharing some of our favourites!

Don't forget to share your drawings with us, email us or message us on facebook or instagram so we can see your fantastic work on value.
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A Top Artist Tip from one of our lovely Drawing Skills tutors, Rachel. Watch her explain the difference between your H and B pencils and then show you the different marks you can make to help improve your drawings

Why not send us your drawings to

MakeAndCreateArts@gmail.com or on Facebook.com/MakeAndCreateArts 
Or simply upload them to our DROPBOX by clicking

 


We can't wait to see how this technique worked for you.
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