Drawing Portraits from Life: David Lewry

"An introductory course for students wishing to experience drawing pencil and charcoal portraits from the live model. There will be a different model each day and practical demonstrations on how to set out the preliminary drawing, capture a likeness and add shading and detail to completion. Ideal for beginners and those with more experience, the class will be held in a friendly and supportive environment to encourage those who have not experienced drawing from life before. Limited to 10 students."

Tutor: David Lewry

"David Lewry attended St Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1970s and, after a diverse career, received a First Class Honours Degree in Social History and History of Art with the OU before studying Botanical Illustration at the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 2006 he was awarded a silver medal by the RHS. He runs a number of classes and workshops in and around the Bedford area and has worked at the REC teaching practical art skills and art history. David is an award-winning wildlife artist and member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. "