Dip pens for line and wash

Reading town hall using cola pen


With such a variety of wonderful pens available, why is it we reach for our fibre tip pens most of the time? Well, yes they are clean and convenient, but let's be honest they lack a bit of character....

In this day, you can join Liz to explore the use of dip pens in our line and wash work. From edgy cola pens (made from drinks cans) to Venetian glass pens, there are a variety of tools available which will brng a whole new dimension to your drawing and painting experience. And there might be some nice inks too.....

All materials are provided, along with refreshments. The day is held in Knowl Hill, Berkshire. The group is kept small to ensure lots of individual attention. If you are interested in this day, you might also like the Pen and wash day or the Urban Sketching day.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All artists quality materials and refreshments.


Liz Chaderton at Liz Chaderton Artist


Micklems Farm House
Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 2:30pm)

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In-person course
Madeleine - - #35273

This was the second time that I have spent the day at Micklems farm with Liz leading a day of art instruction. Both “painting animals in watercolour “and yesterday’s “pen and wash” were such fun. There was a huge variety of inks and pens to try out ,and later in the day ,to choose a subject and pen to paint a picture. Liz has so much talent, both in teaching and her art work is amazing. I heartily recommend her courses. They are a wonderful day of making art in an exceptional studio in an amazing venue.

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Hi Madeleine, thank you so much for such a glowing review. That is really appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the day and hope that it has given you lots of food for thought and inspiration too. Hope to see you again soon! Lizx

In-person course
Sue Lowe - - #35266

A lovely relaxed day.
Liz is a great teacher and explained everything so clearly.
I learnt a lot about the variety of inks and pens that can be used, and had fun experimenting with different effects.
I can recommend Liz’s classes and I’ll certainly be booking more! 😃

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Hi Sue, thanks for such a lovely review. I am so pleased you had a fun inky day and I would love to see more puffins!

In-person course
clare Spencer - - #35264

Fantastic day, didn't realize there are so many different inks or pens.
Liz explained the different methods and tools to develop my line and wash pictures, then let us loose to experiment which was fun.
I would say to anyone its great way to find out what method and tools suit your style or push you out of your comfort zone and help to develop your skills as an artist.
I would always recommend Liz’s courses to anyone they are well planned and Liz is so helpful with any questions thrown her way.
The venue was light and spacious a beautiful setting to spend a day developing my art.

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Hi Clare - thank you so much for such a lovely review! It was great to see you and I am glad you enjoyed it. Now to get your studio finished!!!!

In-person course
Caroline - - #35251

Really lovely day. Easy instruction. Lots of techniques. Loads of materials to experiment with. Beautiful location.

Response from Liz Chaderton Artist:

Hi Caroline - thank you for your lovely review and I am glad you enjoyed it!

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