Wildlife Portraits in Coloured Pencil with Jonathan Newey
This is a one day workshop that will show you how to draw wildlife portraits with coloured pencils (crayons). Using photographs supplied by your tutor you will be shown how to draw fur, eyes, noses, ears, other techniques such as layering, blending, texturing and colour mixing. This is an ideal introduction for students who would like to explore the varied skills and techniques associated with coloured pencils. By the end of the day you will have completed a number of exercises and at least one drawing. Ideal for beginners and students with some knowledge of the medium.
Jonathan Newey is an award-winning artist with over 25 years of experience in both drawing and painting. Born into a long line of artists, he has extensive experience in a wide range of mediums and subject matter, but is best known for his realistic drawings of wildlife. He is a founder member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and is also a member of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Jonathan has been selected for the ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London for 7 years. Jonathan has been teaching and lecturing for over 20 years and has also taught extensively abroad. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has paintings in various collections globally. Jonathan has also published numerous books on drawing and painting techniques.
Either 1 x A4 or equivalent pad of good quality smooth cartridge paper or a couple of sheets of 140lb smooth watercolour paper (Hot Pressed)
A set of good quality colour pencils – either Derwent, Faber Castell, Caran D’ache. If you have watercolour pencils, then bring them along too as you can use them as an ordinary coloured pencil. The more pencils, the better! If buying the pencils individually then you will need the following as a basic set of colours: Black, White, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Ochre (ie: a mustard colour), Light Grey, Dark Grey
2B pencil, eraser and a pencil sharpener
You are welcome to bring along any tools and materials you may already have and are familiar with
Provided by Cornwall School of Art if required
- Drawing boards
- Water jars
All art materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop, 26 River Street Truro TR1 2SJ, and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies for the course.
Jonathan Newey is an award-winning artist with over 25 years of experience in both drawing and painting. He is a founder member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and is also a member of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Jonathan has been selected for their ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London for 7 years.Find Out More
Our courses usually begin at 10am and end at 4:30pm, with a half an hour lunch break at around 1pm. There will also be brief morning and afternoon breaks, with free tea and coffee available in the kitchen area. At Lunch time you can make things nice and easy by pre-ordering a freshly prepared Coach House Lunch. Alternatively, you’re very welcome to bring along a packed lunch and any other refreshments you like.
On sunny days students and tutors are invited to enjoy breaktimes outside in the leafy courtyard or gardens surrounded by birdsong.
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