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Drawing Weekend

Saturday 15th OR Sunday 16th July

10am - 3pm

£45 for one day of the short course


Our Drawing Weekend is an ideal short course for beginners and those wishing to reignite their creativity and gain confidence when picking up a pencil! The course will be held in our studio which has an informal, social, supportive and friendly atmosphere. The course will be taught in bite sized chunks and will consist of presentations, demonstrations and one to one assistance. There will be plenty of cups of tea on offer and all materials are included in the cost.


By the end of the course you will have learned how to create sketches with excellent tonal value and you will understand how to produce observational drawings of objects that have three-dimensional qualities. You will be guided through a number of different drawing techniques, experimenting with a range of drawing media and considering different approaches and methodologies.


On completion of the two day course, you will take home several artworks and written notes that you will be able to refer back to at your own pace.


The Drawing Weekend will enable you to create;


  • Your own hand folded sketchbook filled with drawing exercises in pen, tonal activities in shading pencils and an observational study
  • A large charcoal and graphite drawing on cartridge paper
  • Observational drawings of a still life in colouring pencils on cartridge paper
  • Observational drawings in oil or soft pastels on sugar paper


The course will be structured as follows;


Day One / Saturday 15th July: Line and tone

+ Sketchbook folding and discussion about paper sizes and quality

+ Drawing exercises in pen

+ Mark making exercises in pen

+ Shading pencils and tonal value project

+ Charcoal and graphite activity

+ The opportunity to complete work with tutor support or take part in an extension activity


Day Two / Sunday 16th July : Colour and form

+ Basic colour theory

+ Drawing exercises in pen

+ Preparation of a background wash

+ Observational drawings using colouring pencils

+ Introduction to oil and soft pastels

+ Opportunity to complete work with tutor support or take part in an extension activity


The cost for the course covers tuition, materials and access to hot drinks and cake. Please bring your own packed lunch and any snacks that you may wish to eat at break times.


Booking in advance is essential. Once payment has been processed, you will receive an email with details about the class closer to the time. This message will come from and may end up in spam folders.


Please indicate upon booking which day you would like to attend. 


Any questions, just ask!

Drawing Weekend: One day

  • Please note that payment will secure your place on the course. Once the payment has been processed no refunds are available, however, if you provide at least 72 hours notice, you may receive a credit note for a future class.

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