This is the third in a series of workshops where we look at just four values – black, white, light grey and dark grey – using various pencil techniques to create beautiful textures.
Notan Patterns in Nature
Level: Intermediate and Multi-level : allow about 3 hours per week. You do not have to have done Notan 1 & 2 to do this one, unless you are a beginner.
This workshop is about the patterns in Nature to increase observation in drawing, drawing skills and to use as a resource for painting or design.
Week 1: Rhythmic Line in Nature – ink and pencil
Week 2: Shape placement in Nature – ink and pencil
Week 3: Tonal spirals and patterns of growth
Week 4: Textural repetition
How it Works
The Notan workshops can be done in your own time during a five-day period. We work with a weekly pdf and communicate on a shared secret Pinterest board, which is only visible to participants. The Pinterest board is our ‘classroom’. You are invited to introduce yourselves to one another with a photo and a bit about yourself (optional). Then, each Tuesday, for four weeks, you get a pdf e-mail with notes and projects, You need to pin your drawing onto the Pinterest board at any stage, before Sunday night. You can see one another’s work, ‘like’, give and receive comments. It is a warm, friendly virtual workshop.
- Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 April
- Tuesdays 11,18,25 May, 1 June