Drawing – tools and techniques

Lack of drawing ability is one of the biggest obstacles to sketching from life or creating a good painting.  But it’s a skill you can learn. ... Read more

£75 per person
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Date
27 Feb - 27 Feb 2021


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Location(s)
Art Safari Studio
Woodbridge, Suffolk


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Workshop content
Drawing


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Tutor(s)
Claudia Myatt

Take the fear out of drawing on a fun one-day workshop.  Pick up your pencils and learn how to tackle your sketches with bravado - inspiring tuition from Claudia Myatt.

Lack of drawing ability is one of the biggest obstacles to sketching from life or creating a good painting.  But it’s a skill you can learn.  Spend a day with techniques that will boost your confidence and your powers of observation so that you start seeing the world with an artist’s eye.  Aimed at complete beginners, we will cover some really important basics:

  • reasons to draw – why it’s good for all of us, not just artists
  • the versatile pencil – how to develop a vocabulary of mark making, using different types of pencil and related media
  • the language of line and tone
  • pens and other line drawing tools
  • connecting hand and eye – basic techniques to develop observation
  • different styles of drawing, reasons to draw, drawing as a relaxation and mindfulness techniques

These workshops take place in Art Safari’s riverside studio, where there is a wealth of material to be seen from the balcony and around the quayside.

There will be plenty of tea, coffee, water, fruit and biscuits available throughout the day.  Lunch is an hour, please bring your own packed lunch or pop into one of the many cafes in Woodbridge.

To help you prepare we will send you a short list of suggested art materials to bring with you.

Itinerary

9.30amArrive for coffee & tea
10.00Get your pencils out...
12.00Break for lunch etc...
16.00Time for tea - and a chance to admire our work before packing up to go home
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Group size:

A minimum of 4 and up to 10 participants, depending on current government guidelines on social distancing.


Cost

£75 including VAT, and refreshments

Places must be pre-booked using the form below or by calling us on 01394 382235


Venue:

Art Safari Studio, The Harbourmasters Office, Ferry Quay, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1P12 1BW

Accommodation: 

Woodbridge is a picturesque Market Town on the Deben Estuary with a good selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops.  Find out more about the town on the Visit Woodbridge website.

Here is a small selection of places to stay which Art Safari guests have enjoyed:

The Station Guest House – 01394 384831

The Crown Hotel – 01394 384242

The Bull Inn – 01394 392089

The Cherry Tree Inn – 01394 384627

Hill House Hall – 03194 383890

Seckford Hall – 01394 385678

There are many more options available, including holiday cottages – have a look through Suffolk Secrets and Suffolk Hideaways for holiday rental cottages in the area.

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