Thursday Art group
- Session 1


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Introduction to Art

In this session we had a brief introduction to art and some of the areas of human creativity it relates to. We then explored mark-making with pencils.

Class were asked to divide a page into several squares and then, using different pencils, experiment with pattern, texture and line pressure.

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We then did a couple of exercises in drawing and mark making. Below are some of the results from the second exercise.


Mark Making



Techniques demonstrated

Shading up to an edge
Shading without visible lines
Using smudging
Avoiding unintentional smudging
Differences between pencil hardness and softness
Applying different pressure to pencil marks
Hatching and cross-hatching


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