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Getting to grips with chalks & charcoal - a drawing workshop with Bryony Bensly, at the Henley School of Art

Duration: 10am - 4pm

Price: £70

Run by: Jo Harris
at The Henley on Thames School of Art

The Studio
30c Hart Street
Henley on Thames

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About the Course

For those lovers of old master drawings and the drama of light and shadow, we offer a workshop with chalks & charcoals.

In this course, we will learn about - and experiment with – different charcoals and several types of paper, whilst paying attention to technique and lighting.

Students will have the choice of working on a still life, or self-portrait.

Suitable for all levels.

Materials list

Conté a Paris pencils: black, white, sanguine, sepia.
Eraser, large.
General’s Charcoal pencils: Soft, Medium, Hard
Charcoal sticks: various sizes and hardness (no straight rules here, you’ll discover what you prefer)
Kneaded (putty) eraser.
Pencil sharpener and Exacto knife and blades.
Drawing board with clips, 23"x 26" (or thereabouts ).

18"x 24" Sketchpad.
Mi-Teintes Pastel paper in earth tones. Try to get a pad with some dark brown. You can also get large individual sheets.

If you really like working small, just get the same paper but in a smaller size.

Miscellaneous (but useful to have):

Portfolio to accommodate 19 x 25” drawings (cardboard secured together w/ duct tape and clips would suffice.)

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?

Tuition, refreshments and music!

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Course Start Dates

Monday 15th July 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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