Field Breaks Art Club
On-line workshops to inspire and motivate - Spring 2024
Why not take time out this Winter and join in with one of our short on-line art classes? Designed to inspire and motivate, the workshops are relaxed and fun, with an emphasis on experimentation. Hosted by resident FBA artist Hazel Money, each class will introduce a topic or demonstrate a technique for you to try at home. Join in during the class and chat to others for inspiration and ideas.
Motivate yourself with a new idea
Learn something different
No maximum class size
Just £12 per workshop
These workshops are designed to use simple art materials you are likely to have at home already. Full demonstration is given throughout and you will have plenty of time for asking questions as we go along. Classes take part on-line using Zoom so please ensure you have a comfortable perch to view your screen and a secure internet connection.
Fun with portraits - expression and character the easy way
Friday 1st March from 10:00 to 11:30am
The key to a good portrait is capturing a person’s typical expression - but how? Using a really simple method we’ll start with some fun character exercises before tackling a portrait. This is a very rewarding and thought provoking workshop and you will never look at your friends’ faces in the same way again!
You will need: Drawing pencils, an eraser and some paper
Wood, brick and stone in coloured pencils
Friday 8th March 2024 from 10:00 to 11:30am
If you like the idea of sketching but just don’t know where to start, this method of using your pencils will help you identify and pin down subjects that are special to you. Starting off with just three colours, we will learn how to mix these directly on the paper, reducing the need for extra colours and bringing a special harmony to your palette. The textures in this ancient barn are too good to leave undrawn! Suitable for all abilities.
You will need: Any drawing paper, artists' coloured pencils, a good quality sharpener, a pencil eraser. If you have a blending tool, i.e. tortillon or blending pencil this might be helpful too but not essential.
Mad March Hare in loose watercolours
Monday 11th of March 2024, from 10:00 to 11:30am
If you are lucky you will see this characterful animal around our countryside, hiding in the long grass or boxing each other over territorial rights. Using just a pencil and our watercolours, we will use a limited palette and a simple drawing method to capture the charm of this evocative animal. There will be a "cheat sheet" to trace beforehand if you need a little help, though we will break the portrait down into simple steps during the workshop too.
You will need: Watercolour paper, taped to a board if you don't like wrinkles! A watercolour set, a pencil and eraser, a watercolour brush, water pot. Some kitchen towel will definitely be helpful too. A hair dryer may be useful if you have one, but not essential.
Once you have signed up to a class, you will receive a confirmation by email.
Materials list and a Zoom link and an image to work from will be forwarded a few days before the workshop - please print this out beforehand if you can, however if you have no access to a printer, you will be able to see Hazel's throughout the workshop on your screen.