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19 July 2024 - 19 July 2024

5:00PM - 7:30PM

7 Owengate Durham DH1 3HB

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Want to sharpen your drawing skills or draw? Join our Arts Social with Durham University's Art Collection for a tutored drawing session.

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Charcoal drawing of a figure by Isabel Gotti

The event will start with a twenty minute demonstration by local artist Isabel Gotti. All materials are provided, so just bring yourself, your creativity, and maybe a friend!

An inclusive, tutored drawing workshop at 7 Owen Gate. These sessions are open to all (18+), regardless of skill level.

Portrait Drawing Crash Course
Friday 28th June, 7 Owen Gate, 5- 7.30pm
Students will learn how to rhythmically tie features together, find proper proportion, lay-in and bring a portrait to two values.

Facial Features
Friday 5th July, 7 Owen Gate, 5- 7.30pm
A deeper dive into the features of the face, focusing on eyes, nose, ears, and mouth.

Figure Drawing Crash Course
Friday 12th July, 7 Owen Gate, 5- 7.30pm
Students will learn how to use negative shapes, plumb lines, and angles to build up a figure drawing from gesture to two values.

Figure Quicksketch
Friday 19th July, 7 Owen Gate, 5-7.30pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of a rhythmical approach to figure drawing. We'll emphasize structure, shadow mapping, and quick indication.


About Isabel:

I am a classically trained artist focusing on figures and portraits in charcoal and oil. I attend the Watts Atelier of the Arts.

I grew up on the West Coast in the United States, though I currently reside in Northern England. I have more than a decade of teaching experience and hold two Masters in Philosophy and Political Science.

When not doing art or teaching, I also enjoy reading, gaming, walking, eating out, and travelling with my wife and dog.


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Free, booking required via Eventbrite