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From Da Vinci and Durer to Gehry and Gormley, so much human invention, discovery and understanding begins with drawing. As children, when we pick up a crayon and draw, we discover a liberating and potent way to describe the world around us. Drawing is our first language with which we communicate our fantasies, our loves and fears, but over the years, something happens to persuade most of us that it is no longer of any value and we cease to make room for it in our lives. This one day course takes as its starting point John Ruskin’s idea that while we may never become great artists, we can become more appreciative, reflective of and intimate with our world through drawing. You will learn how to visually assess your subject, measure, use proportion, work with tone and begin to develop the confident drawing style you’ve always wanted.

Topics covered include:

How to measure

Proportion and perspective

Complementary shapes

Shading and tonality

Expressive mark-making


If you have any queries or concerns, please contact David.

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Set in beautiful grounds with more than forty bedrooms, both old and new, Dillington House is a great place to extend your stay. Evening meals and breakfasts are first class, too.


Dillington House
Somerset TA19 9DT

Tuesday 5th July 2016 – fully booked!

Friday 8th July 2016

9:45 – 16:00

Sessions: 1

Cost: £50 (includes refreshments and three course buffet lunch)

Further information and booking for this course can be found on the Dillington House website, click the link below.

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