Photography and drawing classes to be held at Gaydon

| 23 Sep 2014

The Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon is poised to hold two new classes for those wishing to improve their motoring photography and automotive drawing.

The first class 'Cars through the Lens', will take place on 4 October and will be lead by motoring photographer Lara Platman. Students will learn how to use their camera's settings to take spectacular images of classics, as well as receiving a crash course in photographic theory, including the rule of thirds and finding perfect angles.

The session will focus on taking photographs of reflections, interiors and details, and you'll have the chance to test your skills on a car in a studio setting. It costs £35 per person, which includes six hours of tuition from 10am-4pm, as well as a morning coffee and entry to the museum.

Lara Platman

The second event – 'Drawing from Automotive History' – will take place a week later on 13 October. The second class will be managed by art teacher and accomplished pencil sketcher Richard Cook, who will pass on basic drawing hints and tips plus rules of composition. Specifically, Cook will concentrate on drawing metal and painted textures.

The cost is £35 per person, with the event running from 10:15am-3:45pm.

Participants will need to provide their own equipment, which for the first class means a fully charged camera with a blank memory card, while the second study requires students to provide four or five H pencils, erasers, an 8gsm sketchpad and thin paper to cover drawings.

Click here for more information or to book your place on either course.