West Dartmoor Art Courses is pleased to offer a full programme of courses in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking in the West Dartmoor village of Lamerton. Run by two experienced professional artists class sizes are small to allow maximum individual attention. This also means we can cater for all levels of ability from complete beginners to the more experienced. We offer rolling tutored classes for beginners and improvers in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking with artists Jo LB and Nicky Beaumont.
Our aim is to introduce Printmaking, Drawing and Painting techniques to our clients in a simple and straight forward way. Each programme is specifically designed to build confidence and help you make the most of your creative talents.
We feel that art is about learning to look and creating a connection from your mind to your hand. Often we have preconceived ideas of what we are trying to produce and, slightly unrealistically, expect to be able to magically pull this vision out of a hat. It does happen, of course, but first you have to practice, practice, practice. Each session will introduce a new way of seeing things and expand your artistic vocabulary by practicing technical exercises and then using these in your own work as part of the session activitites.
Class sizes are kept small so that we can give each student individual attention during the sessions. We will push you to try new things and to experiment and as you progress you will become confident that its OK to make mistakes and work through them.
Even though it may not feel like it at the time, it is this struggle which brings you a step closer to realising that ultimate image you have in your head. From this you will learn to relax and make marks that show how much being creative absorbs and intrigues you. This is when you can confidently say to people “I am an artist”