This month's Blog post is on anatomy in portraiture, a technique I use almost every day from the simplest of illustrations to detailed life drawings. Go to 'valerian.co.uk/blog' to read more.
We all have high hopes for the new year and the sense of a clean slate. Why not learn a skill or pick up a new hobby by booking on to a spring art workshop. From painting flowers to book-binding there's a whole range to take your fancy and brighten up the upcoming months.
This October I'll be organising Drink and Draw evenings at local venues around Gloucestershire. Get in touch to find out about organising a class at your local pub. Whether you’re looking for a classy cocktail night or a creative Hen do, Drink and Draw classes are an excellent activity to reconnect over and spice up those autumn nights.
As these long months of isolation come to a close we could all do with something to look forward too. So, I'm extremely excited to announce that my autumn classes and workshops at the New Brewery Arts are open for bookings! Whether you're looking for a week-by-week class in sketchbooking or a one off day on watercolours, this is the perfect activity to blow off the cobwebs.
Visit me at cheltenham craft fair from the 14th-16th of August where I'll be teaching a workshop on the art of people sketching. A welcome addition to any artist's repertoire, sketching people is a challenging and rewarding activity. This workshop will give you the confidence to get started.
Keep in touch; the art of decorated letters.
I have had an amazing opportunity to write an article for Artists and Illustrators magazine. The feature covers a glimpse into my passion for good old fashioned letters and their artistic potential and will be published in the June edition along with lots of inspiration to keep us creative during lockdown. Out on the 17th April
I'm pleased to announce the release of my first online workshop: Decorated Letters. This workshop, specifically aimed at children, is a fantastic activity to occupy our young creatives and encourage them to keep in touch with friends and family.
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