COMPLETE BEGINNERS – Six part introduction to botanical & natural history coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels



With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online. This is a chance to explore coloured pencil drawing for those who have never put pencil to paper. Also a wonderful course for those newer to drawing and wanting to learn the basic techniques. Included are SIX instructional videos: ‘Putting Pencil to Paper’ – A complete introduction to paper, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, setting up for still life and working from photographic reference. (45mins) ‘Garden Peas’ – Video tutorial (1hr 59 mins) ‘Apple’ – Video tutorial (1hr 14 mins) ‘Blue Tit’ – Video tutorial (1hr 52 mins) ‘Wild Rabbit’ – Video tutorial (1hr 14 mins) ‘Ox Eye Daisy’ – Video tutorial (1hr 21 mins) With almost nine hours of detailed instruction included, you can be assured of five artworks to be proud of at the end of this course and enough techniques to continue your new skill. A set of notes, guidance on paper and pencils to use and an instructional video for each part of the course are included. All you need is a selection of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, good quality white drawing paper and a few pencil case items. The full list of pencil colours (22) & paper required for this course is available here: Requirements List you may choose to buy a larger set of pencils, or buy a smaller set and then top up any additional pencils needed separately, or simply buy the pencils you need. We invite you to share your outcomes with Linda and of course be in touch if you have any queries or need help by email for the duration of the course. Coloured pencil is a marvellously versatile medium and it is genuinely an easy medium to master when you have learned the basic techniques. You will learn how to layer and blend and various other ‘tricks’ in these easy introductory lessons to produce beautiful illustrations or artworks. If you get hooked see our growing range of other ONLINE courses, or visit us in person for a course at The Old Kennels! Run Time: 8hrs 55 minutes

What's included in the price?

A set of notes, templates and pencil lists for each part, guidance on paper and pencils to use and six instructional videos are all included.

What you will need

All you need is a small selection of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, good quality drawing paper and a few pencil case items (you will be supplied with a detailed list on purchasing the course).


8¾ hours



The Old Kennels

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Established in 2003, The Old Kennels hosts a variety of courses tutored by local, national & international craftspeople. We have built a reputation for engaging highly skilled and respected tutors whilst providing a welcoming, relaxed, supportive atmosphere in which to learn, escape day-to-day stresses and immerse yourself in creativity. Set in the midst of the beautiful rolling Blackdown Hills in the heart of Devon, we also offer accommodation in our pretty four star apartment ‘The Loft’.

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  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
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  • Suitable for beginners
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  • Mother's Day
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This course is taught online