Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th September 2022

10am to 4pm daily

Held in a beautifully converted barn near Newmarket. Great Bradley CB8 9LU



This three day course will be aimed at those who want to improve their drawing skills, suitable for beginners, perfect for those who say they haven't done anything since they left school,  as well as those with more experience who are feeling a bit rusty and want to give themselves a kick start. You will gain lots of confidence as we cover the basic skills that are the essential foundations to underpin your creativity whichever direction you want to take. 


Each day will start with clear instruction, a short demonstration, and then there will be a series of excercises for you to do. They are designed to help you see and build up the trust between your eye and hand. Once we have understood the principles we will then make sure we loosen up and keep marks expressive and individual. We stop for a light lunch and then work through the afternoon finishing by 4pm. I have called it a bootcamp as it is going to be quite hard work - I will hold your hand but I am planning for you to work very hard to gain the ability to draw, more or less from scratch,  in just three days! 

If "drawing" sounds a bit dry - maybe think of it as a mixed media course in black and white as we will be using charcoal, ink, carbon, graphite, pastel, biro, black and white acrylic paint - lots of different materials, we just won't be playing with colour on this course. 


The course will be held in a beautiful recently renovated barn - with lots of light and space. A simple homemade lunch will be provided each day, as well as plenty of coffee and tea.   


The cost, which includes the venue, all tuition, lunch and refreshments, the equipment and materials is £360 per per person. A short list of just a few inexpensive materials that you might want to have of your own will be sent out after registration. I can also provide details for those wishing to find local accommodation.

The course will be restricted in numbers so for further details or to confirm if places still available, please email me as soon as possible. 

My courses fill by word of mouth so I don't normally use testimonials but if you are still wondering if this course is for you you might enjoy reading a couple of the reviews below.

Testimonials from previous Drawing Course: 

“I can’t thank you enough for such a fabulous and inspirational 3 days. I was so nervous about picking up a pencil again but you took all those nerves away and were so brilliant at explaining, teaching, encouraging and pushing us into believing that we could actually create something on paper with all means of mediums and styles.  I honestly have not enjoyed myself more, doing something for me, for absolutely years!  I am now truly inspired to grab some crayons and keep up with my sketching. So a deep down huge thank you.” Claire


“Thank you Kate so much for opening our eyes to the spaces in between, transforming walks into a symphony of light and shade and introducing the wandering line, and an escape from overneatness, once the eye hopefully one day tunes into the hand! Delicious lunch, all in a beautiful space and the three days you led us through, each introduced and guided us in different ways of seeing and creating perspective. The journey has begun...

Many thank yous our little brain cells were swimming happily with info and all your merry chat and now it's down to making time just a little even…” Alexandra 



“I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful three days on your course. I really enjoyed it and it has certainly stirred more than a passing interest. It’s now a case of finding the time – 

I think you structured the course very well and explained all the elements you were teaching clearly. You gave lots of encouragement to everyone and allowed each of us to go at our own pace. I thought it was going to be a bit competitive and not having done anything serious since school thought I would be in amongst some proper artists who would look askance at my poor efforts! Not a bit of it – we all just got on with it in our own ways which is, after all, what art should be about. I thought the barn was a perfect place to do the course – lots of space, plenty of loos, great kitchen etc. Great food too! Not too many people. Good value for money.  I got a lot out of it and would definitely be interested in learning more about colour and paints/painting.  

All in all, well done, I think you ran a very good course.”   James 

Still got questions or thoughts? - please do get in touch directly with me