The last entry into the diary of my art group for this term.
Twelve weeks ago the doors opened to beginners on their journey into the world of drawing and painting, all were looking a little apprehensive including myself, they came without materials, but a lot of hope that they might go home with a new interest, twelve weeks later they all have their own equipment and drawing and painting their own pictures. We used water-coloured pencils and watercolour paints, I chose water colour pencils to start with, because they are easier to use than the coloured pencils, mainly because you can draw your painting with them and by adding water, it cuts out the needs to erase any graphite lines. I started with a few exercises in shading to get 3D effects and free drawings of different subjects like trees-skies-mountains etc. all of which make up landscapes of their choice.
I decided to ask a nominal fee to cover the cost of the hall and materials, also knowing that a term fee, meant that some might not be able to attend, so I decided that a Pay as You Come would be fairer to all. I know it meant that I never knew how many would come each week, but I now have a set of six budding artists, all keen to come back in September.
I am very happy with my efforts to do something I have always wanted to do, pass on some hints and tips that I have collected over the ten years, so many people say “I wish I could draw” and I wanted to prove with a little help everyone can.