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Online: Drawing Room Chez Vous

Learn the basics and/or develop your knowledge of the use of Indian ink, combining it with gouache. You will also learn to work with pastels in a slightly different way, combining it with lots of charcoal. You'll gain an understanding of shape, value, colour and composition, as well as mark making and gain the ability to describe light and shade. 

No experience necessary, just bags of enthusiasm. The aim is to create a lovely painting and enjoy your time in a relaxed, safe and friendly online class. 


What you need: Wear clothes that may become dirty for the time being! This class has been planned to be able to work during the lockdown and therefore is understandable that in some cases it might be difficult to get hold of every material that is going to be used in this course, just let the tutor know and she will be able to guide you on how to use what you have.

- Set of watercolours

- Set of gouache

- Indian Ink (waterproof)

- Set of soft pastels (not oil pastels)

- Brushes


Other material useful to have for the first three sessions:

- Masking tape

- Black ink (waterproof) 

- Candle/white oil bar

- Watercolour paper 200gsm at least and cartridge paper, ideally no less than 150gsm.

- Pencils and rubber

- Brushes (5 at least) for each technique. You can use the same brushes for all of them. However, I would highly recommend not to use the watercolour and gouache brushes for acrylic.

- Kitchen towel

- Two Pots of Water 

- Paperclips (not a must), board

- A palette for gouache - any plastic tray will do.

- Old tooth brush, Sponge, etc. whatever you wonder how to use on your artwork… let’s try it!

- Salt


Other material useful to have for the last three sessions:

- Willow charcoal, compressed charcoal

- cartridge paper –ideally no less than 150gsm-, board and clips/masking tape

- Brushes

- Pots of water

- Soft pastels 

See also - class access information below.


Tutor: Fatima Pantoja

Fatima is originally from Spain. A few years after she finished her Fine Arts degree she moved to the UK. Currently she works as a Freelance Artist (from digital illustrations to oil paintings, sculptures…everything!!) and an Art teacher which she says is the perfect job for her as she loves talking and painting!

She likes to push her own boundaries and her work covers a wide range of techniques and subjects, but her favourite subject is portraiture. She participates in exhibitions regularly and co-curates a Gallery (THAT Gallery) in Basingstoke.

She also participated in the Heats for Sky Landscape artist of the year in 2017 and became semi-finalist at the Sky portrait artist of the year!


Sessions: Thursday 23 July - 27 August, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Tickets: £48 (for six sessions)

Book your space for the Online: Drawing Room Chez Vous with Hampshire Cultural Trust's West End Centre, Aldershot now!


Class access information

This class will run live each week via Zoom, an online streaming website. Zoom is an online platform which allows you to talk live to your tutor and classmates via a video or audio call. This class is designed to be progressive, with sessions each week following on from the previous week, helping to build your experience over the course of the class. Your booking is for all six sessions. As this class is live, you will need to be available at the time specified to participate.

To access your class you will be sent a link to a Zoom meeting on the day of each session that you have booked. You will also need access to a device with an internet connection and speakers– a computer, laptop, phone or tablet should do the job. If you would like to be able to talk with your tutor via audio your device will also need a microphone. If you would like to speak with your tutor via video your device will also need a camera.

Prior to the start date of your class our team will be in touch via email. We will confirm the email address you have used to create your Zoom account so we can add you to the class. We will also send you detailed instructions via email to help you log into your online class. We will have a member of our team on standby for the first two week of class to assist you with any issues you may have accessing your class. Simply email us at West.End.Centre@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk if you need help.

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