Drawing Light: Erasure Techniques - Zoom class

Drawing Light: Erasure Techniques - Zoom class

20 Mar and 21 Mar 2021 | 2 Half days






20 Mar and 21 Mar 2021

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Tutor - Helen Jones

Saturday 20 March, 10am - 1pm and Sunday 21 March, 10am - 1pm

Erasure is the process of drawing with 'light' from a dark background and is an effective way of adding tone and depth to your work. In this two-part workshop, examine the historic erasure technique and its use when creating spectacular tonal drawings. On the second morning, you will be working towards a final piece, capturing the textures of nature's elements.

Before booking we ask everyone please read updated Terms and Conditions below.  

Participants must be 16 or over.

You will need a device on which you can use Zoom, with a working camera and microphone. You do not need to have a Zoom account. Participants will receive an email in advance of the session containing Zoom details and any necessary additional information. The Zoom session will start 15 minutes before the advertised start time, to ensure all participants have logged on successfully and feel ready for the session. 

If eligible, discounts must be applied when first purchasing your class and cannot be given retrospectively. Please contact us if the discount code is not working.

Please note, we will be posting some materials, and therefore you will need to notify us by emailing sophie.bristol@rwa.org.uk if materials need to be sent to an address that differs to the billing address provided when booking. Materials provided by the RWA are as follows;

  • Soft black pastels
  • Conte
  • Specialist rubbers
  • Standard rubbers
  • Paper

Participants will need to provide their own:

  • Kitchen Roll
  • Wet flannel for wiping hands
  • (Optional) mask - it can get dusty
  • (Optional) Fabre Castell Perfection Pencil Eraser

If you book your place within 10 days of the start date, please be aware that we may not be able to get all the provided materials to you.

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue which you feel may affect your participation in your chosen class, please either email drawingschool@rwa.org.uk or call 0117 906 7606, prior to booking, so we are aware of any needs you may have.

Refund/transfer and Cancellation Policy: If we are unable to hold a course or workshop in the Drawing School as a result of an external factor outside of our control, such as a new lockdown, we will endeavour to provide an online version or similar at the same time, by the Tutor and will not provide an alternative. We will only provide a refund if this is not possible e.g a Sculpture course. In the case that you have COVID-19 symptoms, you would not be able to attend the class, we can offer an RWA gift voucher. If we cancel a course or workshop for another reason, such as tutor sickness, then participants will be offered a different date, course/workshop or RWA gift voucher.


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