Beginners Pencil Drawing Taster Session at Hanwell Wine Estate



Come and start your drawing journey. Even if you haven’t drawn since your school days this workshop will help you unearth your creativity and improve your techniques. The exceptionally talented artist Sue will be sharing her skills and tips to help encourage you to take up drawing and improve your skills. Located in our 100sqm Craft barn you will have time to relax, engage and take inspiration from the beautiful views from the window. At the end of the day you will have created your own pencil drawing to take home with you. Who is this workshop for? Everyone, but perfect for absolute beginners or people with some drawing skill who want to improve or learn new techniques. Outline of your day: Welcome with refreshments and meet your tutor Introduction to HB graphite pencils Mark making techniques Drawing without looking Refreshments and Snacks Using shape, proportion, shading and negative space to create pictures with depth and form Time to create your own pencil drawing, as Sue works alongside you offering hints and tips along the way About your tutor Sue- After gaining a degree in Textiles and Design Management, Sue worked in printed textiles and graphic design for many years. She has studied Interior Design with the OCA, Botanical Painting, Pottery, Silk Painting, Portraiture and, at the National Design Academy, Mural Design and Professional Paint Finishes. For many years Sue worked on commission portraits and murals, loving designing a finished product for a client and being able to see their expression when they view their work for the first time and know she has made something unique and beautiful that they will treasure for many years to come. Taking this love of design forward, over the last 12 years, Sue has also been designing and implementing a range of art classes and creative workshops, both for adults and children. These include pencil drawing, silk painting, acrylics, soft pastels and watercolour. To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8. (Please note: a minimum number of 4 bookings is required in order for the session to go ahead)

What's included in the price?

All materials and refreshments included. Rural Antics workshops are about learning and relaxing, so no need to remember to bring anything!


2½ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
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No prior knowledge is required, this course is designed for beginners.


Rural Antics at Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, , Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire, LE14 3QG