We have many people coming to the studio who have not drawn or painted before - are keen to have a go, but don't know where to start. - That's where we can help !
Start with something which attracts you - in it's form and composition - ideal subjects being landscape, scenes, or forms such as trees, or still life. - best to avoid animals, portraiture or body form at the early stage - plenty of time for that - just take it easy.
With Adult students it is most motivating to produce a finished product which they are inspired by.
In creating your first piece, with a tutor, you will learn many of the basic techniques which will give you a good grounding for your future work, and build confidence in yourself and your ability to draw or paint. .
Get out there with your camera - perhaps photograph your garden , a favourite place or even Grandma's old tea[pot ,and produce some references.- Anything which is pleasing to your eye and you are visually attracted to. - A Tutor will guide you through the interpretation of your chosen piece, and methods of transferring from reference to finished work, considering which medium is ideal to start with and which best suits the subject, and which resources will then be required. At Kouklia Arts we have a wide range of materials available for drawing and painting, and for beginners advise not to rush out and buy equipment - use ours until you ' get going' and know that you wish to continue your development and which way that journey will take you.
Below are to very different examples of ' first works'' by adult students - each very different but both of which provided the painter with the wish and the confidence to continue - subjects which attracted them and which provided the opportunity to progress immediately to the canvas and brush, learning technique as the work progressed.- Something to be proud of and ho happily hang on the wall.