Drawn to Still Life Saturday



Next promoted date: Saturday 14th October 2023 ​“I sometimes think that there is nothing so delightful as drawing”, Van Gogh. If you agree with Van Gogh, it’s a worthwhile practice to spend time exploring your drawing skills. Drawing isn’t an elitist process and benefits the beginner or experienced artist, and those in between. It gives us time to practice, to try out new ideas and techniques, to think through creative problems, whilst enjoying an immersive process. Drawing also provides the opportunity to look and consider, which is always a worthwhile activity. “Drawing takes time. A line has time in it”, David Hockney. Join us for our day of drawing in October and we’ll take time to explore line, tone and composition, whilst working at different scales and using a range of materials. Lose your inhibitions about drawing and just do it.” – Chris Riddell We’ll draw from still life groups, exploring shape, line, tone and pattern qualities, whilst drawing plants, flowers, vases and associated still life objects. We’ll explore graphite sticks, soft pencils and erasers, plus use stick and ink, with washes and wax, along side experimenting with limited palettes using gouache, ink and brushes. The workshop will suit makers with some experience of drawing, wishing to develop their skills, or if you are a more proficient draughts person, there will be lots of opportunities to challenge yourself. The workshop will be delivered by Alison Butler and Liz Wellby. Alison has over 30 years experience as a textile designer and book illustrator, whilst Liz has over 30 years experience as teacher, tutor and a particular interest in sculpture and printmaking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm and costs £95, including most materials and use of equipment ; refreshments will be served throughout the day - just bring your lunch.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hen dos
  • Accommodation offered
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
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Whitewool farm, East Meon, petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HW