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Gakurokucho Art Club April at Cafe Neki Coffee and Picture Frame

Next Gakurokucho Art Club is Saturday 7th April!

17:30-19:00

at Neki Cafe , Goshiki, Awajishima

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1669729333138161

or email

sally.koala@gmail.com

if you want to come 🙂

Now I’ll show you pictures from parts 1 and 2! Both events had 5 participants.

Part 1’s theme was black mark making. We did lots of quick drawings and some participants tried using charcoal for the first time.

Here we are using ink and all kinds of brushes (including toothbrush!) to make different lines that we can use later for our drawings.

This time we were drawing a variety of objects including Indian puppets, driftwood and a ukelele.

Quick charcoal sketch

longer 20 minute drawing with mixed charcoal and ink.

 

Finally we chose one drawing each to show the camera!

Here is the 6 pages 1 person drew over the hour and half. Top right is one continuous line drawing (dont lift charcoal off page). The folded one is 1 minute per section, close-up details.

NEXT: Part 2 – colour intro!

We started by using oil pastels to familiarise ourselves with the different leaves and plants on display.

Next we used liquid watercolour paint to make all different purples, oranges and greens from our foundation of red, blue and yellow paint only!

Using one colour at a time (eg blue, red) and then by mixing 2 colours (eg yellow and red to make oranges) for each plant.

Finally we worked in FULL COLOUR. After each exercise we show our work and marvel at the variety! everybody’s work is so unique.

finally we chose one picture to show for the group shot.

one person’s work

(top left is abstract, final exercise is use up all the paint left on your palate)

variety of palate styles!