Drawing Class in Ebrington. Cotswolds

Chakib Benkara, Director, Co Founder Cotswold Art Academy. Drawing Techniques.
His art interest began in Oran, Algeria at the age of 14 growing up surrounded by the vibrancy of colour
and cultural diversity of North Africa, his creativity was stimulated by the world around me.
He is an artist painter, sculptor and photographer.
“I have always used the three different mediums to express my feelings towards life and it’s surroundings”
I can’t hide behind lights and technology, I am reliant on a Nikon camera, patience and lots of optimism,but what I get in return is the chance to make an honest picture which people know immediately is a genuine momentand which hopefully burrows deep into their memories”.
“I achieve my unique style of part- defined, part- abstract by applying oil and plaster to canvas. Usually applied with
palette knifes and fingers”.

Duration: 3 hours, from 6pm to 9pm
Venue: The Studio | Ledley House | Ebrington | GL55 6NL
Tutor: Chakib Benkara
Description: For the beginners, these courses start you off with the basics but with our innovative teaching techniques you will learn this by producing a fine drawing and or painting. we will cover, Simple drawing techniques and composition. The use of the palette knife. Brush techniques. Colour Selection, mixing ingredient notes.
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Life Drawing Class with Nicholas Chaundy

Nicholas first studied at Central St Martins where he received his Foundation Diploma in Fine Arts. He then moved to Falmouth, Cornwall to study Fine Arts at Falmouth University where, after three years, he received his Bachelor of Arts.
Nicholas has also been trained at The Florence Academy of Art where he was taught academic traditions and techniques of drawing and painting in portraiture, figurative and still life works. Nicholas received a scholarship whilst being at the academy and completed the three year program in just over two years.
Now back in the UK, he works as a commissioned portrait and figurative painter.

Duration: 4 hours, from 5pm to 9pm
Venue: The Studio | Ledley House | Ebrington | GL55 6NL
Tutor: Nicholas Chaundy
Description: For the beginners, these courses start you off with the basics but with our innovative teaching techniques you will learn this by producing a fine drawing and or painting. we will cover, Simple drawing techniques and composition. The use of the palette knife. Brush techniques. Colour Selection, mixing ingredient notes. Textures.
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