Course Start DatesSaturday 1st February 2020
About the Course
Each workshop is unique (from Musicians to wild animals!) and everyone is welcome.
The sessions are suitable for all levels as individual support will be given to help you get the most out of the day. The tutor will be on hand to give guidance and support in all areas of sketching and drawing.
These friendly and supportive workshops usually start with some warm-up exercises and some basic advice on drawing and measuring techniques. You then have the opportunity to spend the rest of the session working on your individual drawing skills.
This year’s workshops:
February - Drawing Musicians
May - Drawing Reptiles*
September - Drawing Worthing (sketchbook and pencil supplied. Some walking required.)
November - Drawing Tai Chi.
The tutor Tricia Johnson has been teaching this regular drawing course since 2015, the tutor also teaches daily drawing and painting sessions for the local Adult Education service in West Sussex, where she has been running courses for 20 years.
Materials/information: These relaxed courses are suitable for the beginner through to advanced students. 1:1 support will be given as needed during the day, along with support exploring different art mediums.
Please bring your own art materials and drawing board; sketching pencils or charcoal, paper to fit your drawing board (preferably larger than A4 for Life drawing). You may also like to use colour mediums (if you have experience with them) – watercolours, inks or pastels. Please request a table top easel before the course starts, or you are more than welcome to bring your own standing easel if you have one.
*please not that the Drawing Reptiles workshop is a half day workshop 10am to 1pm.
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?
The course is based in the local church hall where a charity cafe is run in the morning for tea and coffee. Please bring your own lunch or you can visit the Co-op only a few doors down the road. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available in the afternoon.
Feel free to get in touch to find out any further information.
This was the first of Tricia's classes that I attended. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. The morning session was quite intense but after the initial warm up sketches, I felt that we had sufficient time to complete more complete drawings. The model, Katie, was fabulous and a perfect subject. Tricia was very helpful to everyone and provided just the right amount of support when needed. I thought I would be inexperienced compared to the other attendees, but this was a very mixed group and everyone was welcoming. The afternoon session was interesting with the opportunity to try two types of printing. Time didn't permit us to try both, but it would be nice to have a go at the second option on another occasion. I look forward to attending future workshop and will be checking Tricia's website for other art classes that I may be able to attend on a more regular basis.
Janice Manchester - - #26937
Response from Art with Tricia:I'm so glad you enjoyed your first session. You are right the group is quite a mix of different abilities and I hope I can make everyone feel part of the group by spending more time with newer students and pushing those with more experience to challenge themselves.
7 December 2019 Life Drawing: The model was absolutely lovely and had some wonderfully graceful poses. The afternoon was enjoyable learning a new art technique and made a good change of pace from the morning as Life drawing is quite an intense day. I find that I could do with a couple of extra breaks in the day when just life drawing.
Sonia moore - - #26912
Response from Art with Tricia:I'm glad you enjoyed sketching our new model and I'm sure she will be back next year. The afternoon printing was a nice change and everyone produced some great work.
I really enjoyed this course. We had a very natural model and the afternoon was fun. I learnt a new hobby with the lino cutting. Tricia is a very patient and kind teacher who is willing to show you how to put things right when you go wrong. I will certainly be looking out for other courses
Pat burford - - #26911
Response from Art with Tricia:Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the session and in the afternoon got a taste of a new medium, with the lino cutting!
Tricia is a wonderful, patient tutor (and I'm not just saying that because she brings cakes!), who guides us through her courses based on our individual strengths and weaknesses. I have attended several of her classes and always feel there is something fun, new and interesting to learn.
Julian - - #23839
Have been to several of the Life Drawing workshops before and always enjoyed them. This one with musicians was a bit different and quite a challenge as they were clothed and constantly moving! A nice relaxed atmosphere, helpful encouragement and words of advice from Tricia and the music was great. I'd love to have another go at this.
Helen - - #22137
Response from Art with Tricia:Many thanks for your positive feedback and continued support of the Life Drawing workshops throughout the year.
A very different and challenging life course with the musicians expertly playing a wide range of music while posing in natural playing stances.
A clothed life class is new to me but the music evoked a new style to my art.
Tricia was continually behind the scenes dropping words of advice or approval as she observed our efforts.
It was hard work but very enjoyable.
I hope Tricia will bring them together again for us.
Christopher Weymouth - - #22125
Response from Art with Tricia:Thank you for your support over the past few years, I'm glad to see you are still enjoying coming to Life Drawing each session and are being 'challenged' by the different themes each workshop.
Always fun, Tricia is a friendly and helpful tutor, who is happy to share her knowledge.
Each workshop sets a new challenge, offering lots of opportunities to push myself and practise my drawing skills.
Claire - - #15974
Response from Art with Tricia:Claire, thank you.
Interesting and challenging days - especially enjoy the slightly longer poses.
Kate Johnson - - #15970
Response from Art with Tricia:Kate thank you so much.
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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