Drawing workshops

Workshops for everyone

David Balade now offers various drawing workshops he elaborated during the preparation of his books on Celtic motives, or during the organization of exhibitions in connection with the traditional symbolics around the world. Whether for adults or children, adapted to small groups of about ten people, these workshops appear to be educational as well as playful.

 

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Celtic drawing workshops

Since 2003, with more than fifteen books on Celtic motifs published by the Editions Ouest-France , David Balade appears as one of the French specialists in Celtic graphics and symbolism. He proposes a series of drawing workshops in groups of about ten people where participants will discover the geometric structures of these many motifs, and personalize their own motif.

Discover all our workshops of Celtic drawings

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Workshops of various drawings

Beyond his teaching on Celtic motifs, David Balade also offers drawing workshops that he has developped during his last exhibitions. His analytical approach to the structure of forms allows participants to enter complex visual sets by repeating simple patterns.

Discover all our drawing workshops
All the workshops of Celtic drawings

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The basics of triskel and celtic spirals

During two hours, David Balade explains the rules of geometric construction of double, triple, quadruple spirals, and of the famous pan-celtic motif of triskel. After this drawing workshop, the students will be able to draw their ownpersonalised triskel with ruler and compass on paper.
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 12 people.


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The basics of celtic interlacings

Explains the rules of geometric construction and other simple techniques in order to create beautiful interlacings (with grid, point method, or ribbons). After this drawing workshop, the students will be able to draw their own personalised interlacings, with ruler and compass on paper.
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 12 people.


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The basics of celtic maze patterns

During some two and a half hours, David Balade explains the rules of geometric construction and other simple techniques to create a beautiful labyrinth (mainly from a grid). After this drawing workshop, the students will be able to draw their own personalised interlacings, with ruler and compass on paper.
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 12 people.


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Drawing a celtic mandala

During two hours, David Balade explains the rules of geometric construction of the triskel and the celtic mandala with ruler and compass on paper. After this drawing workshop, the students will be able to draw their own personalised mandala, with ruler and compass on paper.
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 12 people.


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Drawing celtic animals

During two hours, from an iconographic catalog of more than 500 collected images of the finest examples of animals in Celtic art, David Balade assists the students in the drawing on paper of their favorite animal. For the ornamentation of these Celtic animals, the artist will give some tip advices (mainly elements of celtic triskel and interlacingss workshops).
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 15 people.


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Drawing celtic letters

During two hours, from an alphabet catalog of more than a thousand listed letters, from famous illuminated Irish and Insular books, David Balade accompanies the students in the copy or thecreation of a personalized celtic letter. For the ornamentation of these Celtic animals, the artist will give some tip advices (mainly elements of celtic triskel and interlacingss workshops).
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 15 people.

All the workshops of various drawings

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Drawing a bird

During two and a half hours, in this drawing workshop, David Balade explains in a playful and didactic way all the anatomical specificities of the birds, the errors to avoid in the drawing of these birds, and suggests original graphic styles allowing to draw different types birds.
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 15 people.


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Doodle with plant motifs

In this workshop of about two hours, David Balade invites to draw, create …and meditate with the forms born out of plant growth. From a catalog of different plant motifs that are easy to repeat, the artist assists the students in the ornamentation of their personalized tree.
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 15 people.

 


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Kolam – rangolis

Kolams or rangolis are decorative diagrams traditionally made every morning before their door by women in India, especially South India. For about two hours, David Balade explains in a playful way how to build these diagrams from point matrices, through drawings games on paper.
Material can be provided if necessary.

For a group of 10 to 15 people.

 

David Balade

23 rue des Tilleuls
22130 Saint-Lormel
Bretagne / France
06 80 21 45 76

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