Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Drawing or Painting

The idea for this post came from seeing similar patterns with my beginner learners.  All these things are so common and so simple to fix, so I thought a checklist might help:

Have I got the right sort of paper? 

If you are working with watercolour you will need some watercolour paper, for pastels you will need pastel paper etc. If you are unsure I give some advice on my Art Materials  page.

Have you got the right paper?

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How do I Choose the Right Art Course?

This will depend what you are looking for and what you would like to learn. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:

Do your research

I am mainly talking about short courses here for those that want to draw and paint.  There are usually a range of courses and workshops in most towns and cities and the first step would be to see what is on offer.  Most libraries keep details on local adult education courses, you may also be able to find private classes.

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