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Drawing for non-drawers

Overcome the fear of putting your mark on paper by learning some basic drawing techniques in a fun and relaxed environment. This includes learning how to see through an artist’s eyes so that you can put these new skills into practice. Discover how to draw creatively even if you think you can’t. This is a structured workshop that provides both information and exercises to get you working creatively even if you think you can’t. You will learn visual and practical skills that will... [More]
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Show don't tell - how writers use the art of exposition

The art of exposition – showing not telling – is a subtle one. Behind every story there is an entire world complete with a history and peopled by real-life characters. How does the writer handle this mass of detail? This workshop shows how and where writers can employ techniques to weave exposition into the fabric of the story so readers are scarcely aware of being given essential information. Stories do not come out of a void. There is much the reader needs to know about the time,... [More]
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