I hated art at school. I had lots of ideas but things never turned out as I wanted and my teachers didn’t help – if you didn’t have obvious talent they weren’t interested.
I wanted to put that right and decided to join a drawing course – drawing for dummies, if you like.
It wasn’t easy to find something suitable but I eventually tracked down a beginners adult course in Manchester, at the Lowry in Salford Quays. They only run it a few times a year and it wasn’t until late in the year that their dates coincided with a free slot in my diary. But it was worth the wait. The teacher was patient and fun and we all produced things we were pleased with.
If you fancy learning to express yourself with pencil, ink and charcoal, keep an eye on this website. The next course is in March. I enjoyed it so much, I’m eagerly awaiting the follow up course, Can Draw Will Draw.
And if you feel like drawing right now and need a bit of inspiration, enjoy this light-hearted art tutorial by Moose Allain.