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Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th February 2024

9.45 am to 4 pm 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 instructions, 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 £380 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.

"I just wanted to thank you for an inspirational course last week. I was totally like the "rabbit in the headlights" when I first arrived but I learned so much and have gained a new perspective on how I see the outside world. You are the most incredible teacher and I so admire your patience and ability. What a super team - and lovely to make new friends, and thank you for the delicious lunches."  Caroline 03/23

The course will be restricted in numbers so for further details or to confirm if places are 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 few of the reviews.

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