Category Archives: art courses

“Nature Transformed” / “A Level” art for beginners

Over the last year, for an hour and a half each week, I have been privately tutoring an “A Level” Fine Art student together his younger sister. I began my academic career in a sixth form college,  where I taught

“Nature Transformed” / “A Level” art for beginners

Over the last year, for an hour and a half each week, I have been privately tutoring an “A Level” Fine Art student together his younger sister. I began my academic career in a sixth form college,  where I taught

Perspective, Composition & Portsmouth

Week 7 and my Computer Games Students have begun the rocky road to understanding the complexities of perspective and composition. As a self directed study (homework) they were asked to go out and do a photo shoot around Portsmouth. The

Perspective, Composition & Portsmouth

Week 7 and my Computer Games Students have begun the rocky road to understanding the complexities of perspective and composition. As a self directed study (homework) they were asked to go out and do a photo shoot around Portsmouth. The

Gravy Trains and falling leaves

It’s been far too long since my last blog but life has an irritating habit of getting in the way of writing for pleasure ! On the South Coast, it’s officially autumn, leaves on the trees are turning yellow, red

Gravy Trains and falling leaves

It’s been far too long since my last blog but life has an irritating habit of getting in the way of writing for pleasure ! On the South Coast, it’s officially autumn, leaves on the trees are turning yellow, red

Double Take !

© Chris N Wood All rights reserved 2014 I was surfing a Facebook the other day and discovered something amusing ! I was stopped in my tracks by a photo that I thought I’d taken but after closer scrutiny I

Double Take !

© Chris N Wood All rights reserved 2014 I was surfing a Facebook the other day and discovered something amusing ! I was stopped in my tracks by a photo that I thought I’d taken but after closer scrutiny I

Double Dutch, 2 Doctors & 3 drawing classes

The Eastern Solent at 09.40am 24.11.14 : the ipad over-cooked this shot and it decided it should be at ISO 64 at f/2.4. if i could have overridden this setting I would but then my mission was to teach drawing

Double Dutch, 2 Doctors & 3 drawing classes

The Eastern Solent at 09.40am 24.11.14 : the ipad over-cooked this shot and it decided it should be at ISO 64 at f/2.4. if i could have overridden this setting I would but then my mission was to teach drawing

HALF TERM BLUES & copper sulphate

As a retired art teacher I should be enjoying one very long half term. Sadly my pension is so small that I cannot afford to enjoy a life that isn’t regulated by terms and a constant round of chasing my

HALF TERM BLUES & copper sulphate

As a retired art teacher I should be enjoying one very long half term. Sadly my pension is so small that I cannot afford to enjoy a life that isn’t regulated by terms and a constant round of chasing my

GROUNDCOURSE : drawing and painting SKILLS of the MASTERS

Chriswoodartist’s “GROUNDCOURSE drawing and painting SKILLS of the MASTERS” : at THE WEA OMEGA CENTRE, PORTSMOUTH. WEEK 5 :STILL LIFE : Drawing in Colour. The course has proved very popular and is now fully booked. However, we are now reserving

GROUNDCOURSE : drawing and painting SKILLS of the MASTERS

Chriswoodartist’s “GROUNDCOURSE drawing and painting SKILLS of the MASTERS” : at THE WEA OMEGA CENTRE, PORTSMOUTH. WEEK 5 :STILL LIFE : Drawing in Colour. The course has proved very popular and is now fully booked. However, we are now reserving