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Beginners pencil drawing with illustrator Louise Comfort-Cann at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate, Nottinghamshire

Duration: 1 day 10am-3.30pm

Price: £79

Contact: Amanda Stone at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate

Hanwell Wine Estate
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray
LE14 3QG

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 5th September 2020

About the Course

The exceptionally talented illustrator Louise Comfort will be joining us for a 3rd year at Rural Antics craft workshops. She will work alongside you explaining basic drawing skills and showing you how to use pencils to bring to life the detail and colours of the English countryside.
All materials will be provided for you and the workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine.
At the end of the day you will have created your own pencil drawings to take home with you.

Sample outline of the day
10 am Welcome
10.15 Introduction to tools and basic techniques including line, shading and colour
10.45 Wander outside seeking inspiration, before putting pencil to paper to practice pencil drawing skills
12.00 Lunch with local wine and a stroll into the vineyard
13.00 Time to create your own pencil drawing, as Louise works alongside you offering hints and tips along the way
14:30 Tea and cake
15:00 Finishing touches & recap for what you have learnt
15.30 Depart with your work of art

About Louise
Based in Grantham, Louise spent six years at art school, three years of which were at Kingston University where she completed a degree in Illustration. Having graduated in 1992, Louise has been illustrating children’s books for various top publishers ever since and has recently started teaching adults and children. She explains: “Drawing trains the eye to observe, opens the mind and is a fun and therapeutic activity. There will be lots to inspire us in the vineyard this summer – in particular the detail and colour of the wild flowers, vine leaves and English roses will make fantastic subjects for pencil drawing.”

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials, refreshments and a 2-course lunch served with local wine included.
Rural Antics workshops are about learning and relaxing, so no need to remember to bring anything!

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  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair friendly

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