Our new recording of quartets by Haydn, Mozart, Vanhal and Dittersdorf who played quartets together in Vienna in 1784. Michael Kelly, the Irish tenor who was the original stammering Don Curzio in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, tells us in his Reminiscences about the occasion and we are delighted that the world-famous actor, Simon Russell Beale, has recorded a script for us, adapted from Kelly, which sets the scene.
This is what you need to learn in order to draw figures like a pro and land that dream job.
Drawing and creativity are critical parts of human communication and personal expression, and are essential for success in every profession. Drawing is especially valuable because it improves hand-eye coordination, as well as your understanding of form and shape. It also lets you quickly communicate ideas that may be difficult to put into words. To help you hone your skills, Von Glitschka has developed the 21-Day Drawing Challenge. The goal isn't to turn you into a professional illustrator or fine artist—it's about improving your drawing skills and creative thinking, no matter if you're an expert or have never drawn more than a doodle on a notepad.
Drawing is for everyone. It just takes practice! Exercise your drawing skills and become better at seeing and capturing the world around you with Von Glitschka's 5-day drawing challenges. This installment asks you to reconsider the fascinating subjects Mother Nature provides and reinterpret them using your own imagination and a pen, pencil, or stylus.
Von will assign a drawing challenge for each day.
"Jeffrey Watts is an artist who has been steadily building both a reputation as an outstanding painter and draftsman of this generation as well as a consummate teacher and instructor of fine art principles. In his Watts Atelier, he trains a new generation of painters in the drawing and painting procedures that have almost become a lost art.
In this instructional programme, artist E. John Robinson offers tips on how to form waves, represent water running over rocks, and create the most realistic spray bursts.
John Raynes trained at Art School in St Albans and the Royal College of Art in London. He specializes in illustration and figure painting and is an experienced teacher. He has published nine highly successful instructional books on aspects of drawing and painting. This video offers the unique opportunity to see John Raynes in action.
Before written language, drawing was the primary means of communication. Today it's still an essential tool, for conveying not only messages but also emotions, subtext, and metaphor. This 5-day drawing challenge is designed for artists and nonartists alike, to improve their communication skills and flex their creative muscles. Von Glitschka has come up with a wide range of drawing challenges that will push members to explore new topics, tactics, and even materials for drawing.