Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl in Stanford

I’m very excited to be offering various Art Sessions at Egret & the Owl Book Cafe in Stanford from February 2022.

The first four sessions will be botanically inspired drawing and markmaking (with a little bit of painting too).

Botanically Inspired Drawing and Mark Making

Suitable for all skill levels. Start a drawing practice, or revive one. The sessions will follow on from each other to build on your work, but you may join as a once-off drop-in session.

4 sessions – 2 sessions left

10am-12noon

R200 per class when you book and pay in advance

R250 per class for drop-ins

Please note that art supplies are not included. Please bring your own (see Materials to bring in each class info block below), but I will have some spare paper and materials for drop-ins who don’t have everything they need.

Reference: still life – vase with flowers
Techniques: using the techniques practiced in the last two classes, we will create a mixed media still life, introducing some colour with acrylic paint
Materials to bring: paint brush, acrylic paint, drawing ink, charcoal, maleable eraser, 200gsm cartridge paper (2 x A2 sheet)
Suggested paint brushes: the bigger the better, if you’re only bringing one brush, make it a round or flat no. 12, synthetic
Suggested paint colours: titanium white, arylamide yellow lemon, cadmium yellow medium (optional), cadmium red medium (optional), alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna

Reference: still life – vase with flowers
Techniques: using the techniques practiced in the last three classes, we will create a mixed media still life, using the spaces between to “draw” what you see, with more emphasis on colour
Materials to bring: paint brush, acrylic paint, drawing ink, charcoal, maleable eraser, hot press watercolour paper (2 x A2 sheet)
Suggested paint brushes: the bigger the better, if you’re only bringing one brush, make it a round or flat no. 12, synthetic
Suggested paint colours: titanium white, arylamide yellow lemon, cadmium yellow medium (optional), cadmium red medium (optional), alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna

Reference: various parts of plants, fresh and dried
Techniques: blind contour drawing, mark making, non-dominant hand drawing
Materials to bring: drawing ink, 4B pencil, 200gsm cartridge paper (4 x A3 sheets)

Reference: still life – vase with flowers
Techniques: Focusing on fluidity and working loosely, we will continue with blind contour drawing, mark making, non-dominant hand drawing
Materials to bring: charcoal, maleable eraser, 200gsm cartridge paper (4 x A3 sheets)

Art Supplies

Please see the weekly session description for information about what materials you will need to bring along to the sessions.

Extra things to bring along to the sessions:

  • an apron
  • a drawing board (I have a few that will be available at the sessions)
  • water containers (empty 1kg yoghurt containers or large jars work well)
  • a palette (the white polystyrene trays you get food in work well)
  • a spray bottle for water (optional)
  • kitchen roll/paper towel

If you have questions about these sessions, please email me: hello@tracyalgar.com or WhatsApp/call 084 584 3757.