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Drawing Inspiration from Nature

  • Bí URBAN 3 Manor Street DUBLIN Ireland (map)

The course will start with short essential technique exercises on paper then will focus on observational sketches and fully shaded drawing (from nature picking collection of small elements like leaves, flowers, stones...)

Suitable for complete Beginners as well as for people who want to catch up on concrete explanations and on helpful, easy to understand and solid drawing technique basis and tricks.

All the material will be provided ( table easels, wooden drawing boards, mechanical sharpener, drawing clips, HB and 6B pencils, 9B graphite sticks, drawing quality paper, scrap paper, rubbers, pieces of cloth).

Course breakdown:

  • Understand more how our vision capacity works, what makes us see volume and how to improve your observation skill

  • Go through different ways to handle a pencil and ways of shading using a different range of pencils

  • Concretely understand contrast, depth and 3D illusion tricks

  • Use different hand pressure and movements to obtain various texture effects

  • Know how to see better the main axis and shape of the object model

  • Be able to know how to start an observational drawing and what are the main steps to build it up

  • Know more about contrast and background shading importance

  • How to do gradient effects in pencil

  • How to use other tools like rubber or piece of cloth to achieve different effects.

Drawing teacher: Lili Heller

Born in 1981 in France, Lili Heller is a professional Visual Artist based in Dublin. She had a studio at Richmond Road Studios for six years. She also has over fifteen years of experience as an Art teacher for children, teenagers and adults.

She obtained her Visual Arts Masters in 2004 in the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille (France). In 2005, she then received a Masters of Theoretical Art Studies from the Université de Provence in France.

Since 2002 she has had many solo exhibitions in France and Germany and has participated in numerous group shows in France, Canada, Slovenia, Ireland and China. Her artistic work is in numerous public and private collections in France, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Slovenia, Canada, Brazil, China, Thailand.

Lili ran BLOCK T’s Education Department until 2014 and create SKILLSETS until 2014. She was also a co-initiator of the International Exchange Programmes and one of the main initiators of the LINK Culturefest, the 2012 BLOCK T arts and culture festival in Smithfield.

She has taught in Trinity Arts Workshop and Youthreach.

Lili is a highly experienced, devoted and passionate art teacher.

Later Event: June 9
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