Join us for our first-ever astronomical class, which will take place on the Spring Equinox, a few evenings before the March full Moon. Significant in cultures across the world, this moon marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. It goes by many names- Worm Moon, Eagle Moon and Sugar Moon to name just a few. Joining to illuminate us on the mysteries of the Moon will be Michael Lomotey- doctoral researcher, environmentalist and self-confessed “lunar-tic”. Michael will teach us all about the moon, it’s orbit, and it’s impact on our lives and culture.
On hand to help you get your moon sketches glowing will be artist Jennie Webber. This one will be all about shade and tone, so Jennie will provide lots of tips and techniques on how to use pencils effectively to create a dramatic and dynamic moon sketch to treasure. We will be drawing from high-quality reference images, some of which will be photographs that Michael has taken himself.
The class is open to all abilities so whether you haven’t drawn since school or you draw on the daily, you’ll get loads out of the session. The basic materials you need to take part are some paper, a pencil, a sharpener and a rubber, but if you’d like to experiment with other materials please free to get creative! We will email you with a Zoom link and the reference images before the class is due to take place. As with all our online sessions, we will send out a recording of the class afterwards so that you can watch it back as many times as you like.