Can Draw? Will Draw! – Goes through my mind regularly…
So how about you? And what can we do to help you?
Did you know that we run 3 regular art classes in Medway, Kent every week? And we have just added 3 more stand alone classes over 3 months too.
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Riven Gray is a local artist whose love of the subject is apparent in her classes. Being self taught means that she understands all the frustrations that you as an aspiring artist faces. Her classes are organised in a way that ensures that all the skills you need are covered in the first six weeks and then from that point onward’s she guides you in such a way that allows you to discover your true potential.
Each class is informative and set out in a way that is easily accessible. From her experience of teaching and her understanding that each person learns in a different way she can adapt to your learning style quickly and often without you having to ask. Riven not only understands her subject but her students too. One of the joys of Riven’s classes is the informal structure as she firmly believes that to learn and truly love what you do comes from having fun and being relaxed. Everything, no matter how odd it may seem is done to not only build your skill but to help improve your confidence and self belief.
One of Riven’s main aims is to help you to engage with your imagination, and to show you that everyone can draw. She also dispels all the barriers coming between you and your goal, explaining why you believe you can’t draw and making you realise not only that you can but have always been able too.
Riven takes her time getting to know you and your goals, and also for you to get to know your materials and learn how to engage your creative centre. The class starts with the most fundamental drawing styles, including still life; you learn the techniques you will need for the classes that follow. From shading through to composition, your understanding will start to grow as will your confidence. As the weeks progress you move on to landscape and how to approach it, from discovering how to make a good composition and how to play with moods and feelings, you start to see how simple touches can make a great picture.
We have classes every Thursday from 5 pm and on Saturday’s at 12 pm and 2 pm
Can Draw? Will Draw! – Thursday’s
Learn to Draw (advanced) – Saturday’s Midday
Learn to Draw (beginner’s) – Saturday’s 2 pm