The beginning of a lifelong passion?

Had a lovely day tutoring Beth in her wonderful home. We started with a quick sketch using coloured pastel and went on to scale up this beautiful blue iris onto Canson paper. Although an accomplished potter in her own right, this was Beth’s first time using soft pastel and she was a natural! We later took a look at a miniature still life using watercolour pencils on watercolour paper. A great day with lots achieved!

Building Creative Confidence Week 4

Our final week of creative discovery – the free-style challenge using skills and media from the past three weeks work.  Fabulous results and I believe a really positive experience for all involved in this four week artistic workshop.  A huge thank you to Kapiti Women’s Centre for hosting this workshop series, and to all you hard working participants from a very appreciative and beaming tutor! A few images from our last week together.

Beautiful Blooms – great results!

Some wonderful work was produced from these lovely students – had such a great time – thank you!! Looking forward to taking ‘Building Creative Confidence’ at the Kapiti Women’s Centre at the end of the month.  Here is the link…

“Beautiful Blooms” – flower drawing workshops.

Beginners workshops in flower drawing with NZ artist Gill Allen.

Saturday September 21st and Saturday September 28th 2019
10.00 am – 2.00 pm.  (Beginning with morning tea at 9.45am)
Venue: Levin Venue TBC
Cost: $100 ($50 per day – including some materials)

Spring is here and with it the promise of a burst of natures’ colour. These workshops will give you a firm starting point to grow your love of drawing flowers. Our first day (21st Sept) will begin with pencil and work through to charcoal, with step-by-step tuition you can’t go wrong. Our second day (28th Sept) we will experiment with scale and colour, producing some large colourful work using soft pastel – an opportunity to be bold and vibrant!

Morning tea and some materials supplied.  You will need to bring with you: 2B & 4B pencils, A4 drawing (cartridge) paper, scissors, charcoal, kneadable eraser.

To register for this workshop (max 6 attendees) please email me at gillsartspot@gmail.com or send a message via my Facebook page – NZ Artist – Gill Allen  alternatively message me via my contact page on my website. Very much look forward to hearing from you!

 

Art Workshop – Building Creative Confidence in Lovely Levin 2018.

Sunday 30th September 2018 10.00am – 4.00pm

Using simple abstraction as a starting point we will explore charcoal, ink and acrylic and discover the joy of experimenting! A fun and informative workshop for the beginner and those with some arty experience.  This workshop will help you loosen up with step-by-step demonstrations all the way, and all materials supplied.  So send me a quick email and let me know if you are interested. Places are limited so booking is essential.  

Further information on workshops can be found here…

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