Unfortunately, I have had to cancel my final art workshop of the year.
The two day, coloured pencil workshop that was booked to run over the weekend of 15th and the 16th of August has now been rolled over to next year.
The Coronavirus has turned many lives and businesses upside down this year, and although we are all trying to get back to normal, it's going to take some time adapting to the new normal. Government regulations offer advice for all businesses and event planners to follow so they can provide a service as safely as possible. For many, this is possible, for others, it isn't. This workshop comes under the latter, and unfortunately there are too many hurdles that I, as the art tutor, am unable to fulfil.
The room where the workshop is held, is simply too small for social distancing. The raison d'etre of my workshops is providing demonstrations and one to one help, any social distancing means the whole point of the workshop is lost. Other guidelines, understandably, cover strict sanitation and it would be almost impossible to follow all the requirements.
As many are still concerned about gathering in groups, the interest in this workshop has been low, meaning people are simply not booking and the workshop is not viable.
I have decided to roll all my 2020 art workshops over to 2021 whilst adding in a Coronavirus caveat which may affect a workshop depending on the situation at that time. Anyone who wanted to attend the workshops this year, can still attend next year if they are able. You can click on any of the images below to find out more information on each workshop. I will open up bookings in the new year.
I want to send out a big thank you to everyone who booked one of my art workshops this year. For those who have attended previous events, I have missed seeing you again and for those who booked for the first time, I will look forward to meeting you in the future.
Stay safe everyone,
Artist & art tutor of Step by Step Art
2020 Art Workshops
I am currently in the process of organising this years art workshops and will be included in the winter newsletter which will be Emailed out to subscribers hopefully by the end of this month. All details will be posted on the step by step art CHESTERFIELD WORKSHOP page once available and added to social media pages for this site & my KMB social media pages too, ensuring a larger audience reach.
Every year I choose 3 or 4 subjects for the Coloured pencil & Graphite pencil workshops which include varying techniques and surfaces to previous years, ensuring each workshop is different to another. Coloured pencil workshops using textured paper are somewhat easier for a complete beginner than the workshops working on smooth paper, however every workshop available can be attended by any artist regardless of their calibre, even if they have NEVER drawn anything since their time at school!
To find out more about our workshops, click any one of the following links to visit the page of interest:
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Here are the latest articles and mini tutorials that can be found on the Step by step art website. Included are a selection of independent reviews on multiple mediums and art products as well as the very latest tutorials - click on any of the images below to visit the page of interest. You can also find lots more reviews on art products on our 'ARTICLES' page with new ones added every 3 - 4 months.
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My next 1 day workshop coming up is the graphite pencils where I will be showing you how to create fur realism using this Ring-tailed Lemur image as the subject. Working using my own 'Blend & Erase' technique, this workshop is open to anyone wishing to learn about working with graphite pencils regardless of current artistic skills, even if you have never used graphite in art before. Graphite pencils are a wonderful medium allowing you to create some highly detailed, even photo realistic effects and as there is no use of colour, Graphite pencil art really adds strength and drama to a subject.
This workshop will show you, whether an absolute beginner or intermediate:
* Where to begin with a graphite portrait
* How to prepare your graphite piece to
achieve very fine details
* The best ways to blend graphite
* How to layer a graphite portrait
* How to create the tones in a graphite
What is included in the day:
*The support paper
*Photocopy of subject for Tracedown use
*Worksheets for the subject
*List of medium do's & don'ts for future reference
*1 - 1 tutoring where required
*Free hot & cold drinks throughout the day
*An art kit if loaning or purchasing
Bonsall Court Community Centre,
Off Bowness Road, Newbold,
Most of my Artwork included in the magazine was created especially for this purpose and as such, some pieces of Art have never been seen before. The cover image was actually the completed recce piece of a Coloured pencil Workshop that I ran last year in Chesterfield, so thought it would be ideal to post on this News page.
Anyone having visited and bookmarked this Step by Step Art Website will see it has had an overhaul in the last few days, the main reason is because I have decided to extend this site to offer artists out there, a website that offers art workshops and online advice. For those unable to attend my workshops, there will be articles and video tutorials provided to every artist worldwide.
I enjoy sharing my own artistic knowledge on a wide range of things from how to produce a pencil portrait to product recommendations that I have tried & tested myself. I hope to bring on board other artists to share their knowledge too. Offering information not only based on mediums I work with, as that can limit the market considerably, but articles from artists who work with other mediums.
So why not bookmark this website, there may be some tiny nugget of advice found within these pages that helps save the life of a drawing!
Please feel free to share this with other artistic friends and if anyone has any articles that they would like to submit to this site, please get in touch, I would love to hear from you!
WORKSHOPS STILL AVAILABLE IN CHESTERFIELD
I will continue to offer private commissions as I always have done within the UK and beyond and my current 1 day workshops in Chesterfield will still continue at various times of the year. I will be travelling back to my home town to continue these.
After spending many years living and working by myself, I am pleased to share the wonderful news that on the 15th of May 2014, I will be moving up to Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland to live with my partner and fellow artist, John Graham.
As John is a fully qualified joiner, he is currently in the process of designing our new studio in his spare room so we can have our own individual working space, with lots more room to put all our art products. We will continue to offer the very best quality work that we both always strive to produce.
Karen M Berisford
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