Drawing for the Terrified

Terrified to put pencil to paper?  Then this workshop is for you! The language of line is a universal way of connecting and communicating.  If you... Read more

£75 per person
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11 Nov - 11 Nov 2023

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Art Safari Studio
Suffolk / Woodbridge

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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.

Terrified to put pencil to paper?  Then this workshop is for you!

The language of line is a universal way of connecting and communicating.  If you hold a pencil, you can learn to use it as an artist’s tool on this course.  You will learn some of the tricks to seeing and understanding like an artist as well as the techniques of expressing yourself with mark-making. It’s a fun day full of information with time to practice and share.

Claudia will guide you through observational skills, before settling into an absorbing day which will include demonstrations, sketching exercises and some one-to-one tuition time.

Techniques we’ll cover include:

  • Connecting hand and eye – how to see everything as interconnecting shapes
  • Switching off your 3D vision and getting past the interfering brain
  • Measured drawing, getting proportions right
  • How to cheat at perspective and a good look at the horizon
  • Sketching for fun – working fast, working slow
  • The importance of making mistakes

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 a convivial 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.


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 12 participants, depending on current government guidelines on social distancing.


£75 including VAT, and refreshments

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


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


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

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.