It’s difficult to focus on drawing in these worrying times even for me, the days just float by. So I’ve decided I have to change with the times. If you are unable to go out for classes, I am prevented from inviting you into my studio and my travels around the world have been curtailed so we can meet in the Zoom classroom.
I ran Zoom workshops through the last six months of 2020 and although it proved a steep learning curve the response was excellent so I am now running out a full programme for 2021.
Choose from regular fortnightly ‘Studio’ Days or longer Focused Workshops covering a specific technique or plant group, or work alongside me on a specific painting in my new Start to Finish six week programmes or book One-to-One Tuition for individual time with me to discuss your work and polish your techniques.
Classes will be individually formatted and will include pre-emailed materials list, video clips and Power Point presentations, live Zoom sessions at pre-determined times, feedback from me plus Q & A’s. You can also have access to my photograph library to use images if you are unable to access fresh plant material.
A week in advance you will be sent:
- The course outline
- The Zoom code for joining the course
- A Sync.com link for HANDOUTS
- A Sync.com link for submitting your CLASSWORK
- A Sync.com link for IMAGES to work from, if applicable.
- A full list of materials
Start and finish times depend on the workshop but will include a short break for lunch.
You will need to be able to scan or photograph your work in progress and email to me throughout the course via the Sync.com link CLASSWORK.
Most course will start with a Power Point presentation and clear, close-up demonstrations of techniques which you will be able to follow easily via my rinky, dinky new overhand camera.
After the course you will have up to a week to work on your finished drawings and email to me via your Sync.com link for final comments if you wish.
You will also be able to access a Sync.com DEMOS folder of my demonstrations from the workshop.
‘From Start to Finish’ covering Six Weeks – focusing on completing one picture.
One-Day ‘Finishing Touches’ 13th October 2021
What students have said about the workshops
“Many thanks to you for a very informative course. I learned a lot of very useful tips and ways of tackling problems.”
“Thanks so much for the great class; so much information! I haven’t done a lot of colored pencil and have never used solvent or resist work or embossing….so many interesting tools!”
“What a wonderful day yesterday. I really enjoyed it- the structure, pace and length were all perfect.”
“I learned a tremendous amount in Ann’s classes. Her demos and educational pieces were well done. Her use of Sync.com made sharing our work during class easy, and we were able to get immediate feedback. I would love to take more classes with Ann.”
“ I learnt so much from each demo followed by a task and I found the last leaf project most helpful the way we followed you and then sent in our work. When I look back over the years of my work I can see how all your help has made me improve and enjoy because of the satisfaction of producing a complete piece of work.”
“Ann’s organization and preparation were excellent; her demos were brief and useful; she allowed plenty of time for students to do the exercises. “
Regular Studio Days
I call these Zoom day workshops ‘Studio Days’ as they will take a similar format to my pre-Covid monthly one-day workshops at the studio. Students can work on their own choice of subject or continuing projects or they can choose subjects from my photo library.
- The days will usually start at 10.30 BST on Zoom (sometimes later to fit in with overseas students, we try to be flexible).
- Numbers are kept to 8 maximum to enable plenty of individual attention.
- Ann will discuss with each student what they wish to focus on during the day and any relevant technique demos they would like Ann to do.
- Students will then work on their own projects at their own pace throughout the day with individual access to Ann as required for advice and demos.
- Students can feedback their work throughout the day to Ann via their own personal Sync.com CLASSWORK folder which will be sent when they enrol. This enables direct feedback from Ann at any time.
- We will break for 45 minutes for lunch midday.
- Class will finish at 3.30 unless starting later.
Full details and links will be supplied after registering and payment.
£50 per day or 5 days for £200.
These are sessions of one hour which can be taken in one session or split into 2 half-hour sessions over a month.
Once booked and paid Ann will email you with available time slots for you to book directly with her.
When you have agreed a slot and start time Ann will email you the Zoom session code and password and it will be up to you to log in on time. You can decide then if you want to take the session in one go or split into smaller sessions.
To get the best value out of these sessions you will need to be able to photograph or scan your work and send to Ann in advance through a Sync.com link which Ann will email you with a week before your meeting. Further details on application.