The Artist Within

A Workshop with Dana AlRashid

Have you ever looked at an artist’s sketch and wished you could draw like them? Or felt discouraged that your drawings didn’t turn out the way you’d imagined they would?

The truth is, each one of us can draw. We just need to learn how.

In this workshop, you will learn effective techniques to draw better in just a short time, while unlocking the creativity in the right side of the brain to see the world around you in a different light. We will be drawing mainly with pencil and will take on a realistic approach to drawing.

The workshop has six sessions, each of which will be dedicated to a specific topic.

Session 1: Introduction to drawing, drawing activities for assessment, right brain activation exercises
Session 2: Contours
Session 3: Gestures and the importance of negative space
Session 4: Light and Shadow
Session 5: Proportion
Session 6: Composition, creating meaningful artwork

Who is this workshop for?

Adults and older teens (15+) who want to learn how to draw. No previous experience needed

What do you need to bring?

– HB Pencil, sharpener, eraser. No need for fancy pencil shading sets!
– A mini A5 (or A4) Sketchbook for students’ daily practice
– A larger A3 sketchbook
– Students are encouraged to bring props to draw

KD 60

6-8 PM
July 31, August 2, 7, 9, 14 & 16
(Mondays & Wednesdays)

Sirdab Lab

Click here to sign up and unleash the artist within!

About the instructor:

Dana AlRashid has taught several classes on art theory, practice, design and painting as a teaching assistant in Kuwait University.

She has studied art and 2D animation at Twofour 54 Cartoon Network Animation Academy. She has also created artworks and animation professionally to illustrate books and games. She has been drawing all her life, and aims to make this a fun, fulfilling workshop, and an insightful way for people to discover their talents.