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Lessons in line

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Start date: 27th Apr 2022

Time: 12:00 - 14:30

Cost: £74

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Katharine Ruddock

Course code: 22SU008

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When we concentrate the eye, and connect mind to hand, we can extract the lines that express an image minimally and effectively. With practise this work can be very intuitive and produce lines with rhythm & flow that create beauty in and of themselves. The magic one feels when successfully capturing the essence of a subject is joyful.

These 5 weeks of 2.5 hour classes will introduce you to the process of line work. We will experiment with different media, and the line expression derived from each. By practicing and experimenting with this technique, you will explore the possibilities of this as a stand alone approach, as well as a valuable fundamental layer within the other techniques of your developing image making.

Whether you are experienced or a beginner, it is possible for you to gain a level of understanding, and appreciation of line work from this short course. You will amass a small collection of sketches, and some finished work, which could lead to your implementing these techniques into future work. All materials are provided.

“I really enjoyed the step by step guidance in mark making & line techniques. The exercises are fun & also challenging…something I wouldn’t do on my own. They were revealing & helpful.” C

“I have drawn for years, none the less…I followed the guided exercise days, & ultimately turned out a drawing in a way I’d not previously expressed shade & texture, with line alone. Great introduction to new materials and carefully considered mark making. Enjoyable and interesting.” P

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katherine ruddock

Katharine Ruddock

Qualifying with a BA Hons from Edinburgh College of Art, and Post Graduate Diploma from The London College of Furniture, my initial working life involved developing design & business skills at an interiors company in London. Later, self employment had me fulfilling creative briefs in illustration, small business logos, and occasional portrait drawing. Concurrently, commissions for domestic interiors grew, and over 23 years I built a successful interior design & decoration business, based largely in London.
More recently, a long held desire to concentrate on my own creative ideas had me return North, progressing my art and sculpture activities. Currently represented at a small gallery in the North East, fulfilling private commissions, and thrilled to be building this new chapter.
It’s exciting being part of Rossett Adult Learning - a really happy piece of life’s creative jigsaw - a lovely opportunity to share in artistic enthusiasm, and such a pleasure… meeting my students!

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