Drawing the seasons: Spring & Summer

Drawing the seasons: Spring & Summer


Improve your drawing skills in the grounds of FSC Flatford Mill this Spring.

Taking inspiration from the things we can find around us at FSC Flatford Mill this 1-day pen and ink drawing course looks at the flowers, leaves and natural subjects that are available to us at this time of year.

We look in detail at relative tone and how these delicate subjects can be depicted in pen.

Tutor: Debora Cane
Debora is an enthusiastic art tutor with over 30 years’ experience. All of her courses concentrate on simple concepts and practical techniques and are suitable for everyone; no previous experience is required. Every session has planned content and takes varying approaches to help students build up their own techniques and style. Debora draws and paints daily (mainly in pen and ink) and undertakes illustrations for small commissions. She is a Professional Associate of the SAA.

What to bring:
Cartridge paper (140gsm or above, A4 size) either loose sheets or in a sketchbook
Pencils (2B, HB)
Set of black drawing pens of varying thicknesses (at least one thick and one thin) these need to be pigment fine liners (they need to be non-water-soluble).  I would recommend any of the Faber Castell Pitt artists pens, or the Sigma Micron, or Staedtler pigment fine liners.
Coloured pens: in a variety of colours and thicknesses (whatever you have to hand).
Small set of watercolours (I personally prefer schminke but any set will do).

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments and lunch will be served in the Mill dining room and are included in the fee.
Expert Tuition & Free Wi-Fi.

We have received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.


Mary - HQ at Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
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