Landscape Drawing in Charcoal with David West at Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry

Successful drawing lies at the meeting point of sound technical knowledge and imaginative mark-making. Over the course of this 2-day workshop we will work on these two principles through the medium of charcoal – a perfect medium for capturing atmospheric effects. The first day will be spent briefly looking at the essentials of drawing in relation to aspects of landscape drawing. (shape, geometry, aerial and linear perspective and tonal values) and the afternoon exploring mark-making. On the second day participants will work on individual projects from their own photographs or field studies.

Materials:
Charcoal Workshop: (Shouldn’t cost more than €15)
WILLOW charcoal – large sticks
Putty Eraser & Normal Eraser
Sketchbook
3 large sheets of good quality drawing paper such as Fabriano no. 4 or Fabriano academia

*not essential* Any other charcoal based drawing materials (chalk / powdered charcoal / compressed charcoal / charcoal pencils etc.)

Dates: May 26th and 27th
Times: 10am – 4pm
Fee: €180
Location: Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry
Booking: schoolhouseforart.com/classes

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