Drawing rural animals in mixed media at Cowshed Creative, the Lake District near Windermere

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At Cowshed Creative, we run an extensive range of art, craft and heritage workshops in our beautifully converted art studio. Treat yourself to a creative experience on our traditional family farm in the heart of the Lake District. From the fantastic and consistent feedback we have received, you are sure to have a great day!

Drawing rural animals: Join us on a traditional Lakeland family farm to develop the basic drawing skills you need to draw animals confidently and to observe animals in their natural environment. The workshop will cover steps on how to draw animals using simple shapes and lines, the concept of gesture drawing combined with observation and basic animal anatomy. Special measures will be in place to keep everyone safe.

You will have plenty of opportunities to observe, sketch and photograph animals on the farm. We will also focus on the importance of sketchbooks and you will use your sketches, photos and notes to create a finished piece of artwork in your choice of medium. You’re also welcome to experiment using water-soluble brush pens.

Jayne Lancaster is a graduate of the University of Cumbria with a Foundation Degree in Drawing. Jayne specialises in drawings and illustrations detailing agricultural and rural wildlife taking great inspiration from the farming and countryside environment. As well as private commissions for animal portraits, Jayne exhibits and sells artworks regularly both locally and further afield and has run successful demonstrations, workshops and art courses in animal studies for local art groups. Jayne has participated in a number of community artworks including the Go Herdwick public art trail in the Lake District and creating a large scale mural for the Outward Bound Trust.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Cumbrian barn on our traditional Lakeland Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm. Please contact us via the "message the tutor" button.
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All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a relatively new venture, George, who set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

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?

£75 includes some great tuition, a stunning venue and a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread, cake and refreshments throughout the day. We like to finish the day with a cup of tea and slice of cake. Eat outside or enjoy lunch by the wood burner.

You will need to bring some art materials to the course.


George Grange at Cowshed Creative

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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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