When they seemed to be getting on well with help from my demos I had created, I handed everyone a feather to paint straight with the brush. I do admire everyone - they just got on and did it! Here are some results
Then we had a short lunch break, as everyone seemed to want to get on to the major piece of the day. I had brought along some interesting shaped and coloured figures, plus of course some flowers, and let them chooose which they wanted to do. Some lovely results with the brush, the images in some cases at the early wash stages and one of our gentlemen creating a backdrop for his African family.
One lady chose the tulips (afraid the daffodils were still tightly in bud). This is an early stage of her washes.
... and we had a new young lady join us who astounded me with her ability with the pencil at the age of 14. Here is her study of geometric shapes and realising how capable she is suggested in the afternoon she join the others to draw the African Family. I'm really looking forward to encouraging her development.
The day whizzed passed and we even forgot to break for afternoon cakes and tea!!!!! Delighted to hear comments that they felt they had learned a lot taking them out of their comfort zone of always sketching first .. and discovered what their different brushes were for!!