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Learn how to draw - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Learn How to Draw

Duration: 1 day

Price: £75

Book with: Annie Swarbrick
at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Cycle Cafe)

Greystoke Craft Garden
CA11 0UT

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

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Drawing is basically quite put down what you see!

On this day you will learn the basic skills of how to draw well. The trick is to use all the tools at your disposal to make it easier. You don't need a lot to start - a few pencils, bits of charcoal and a cheap sketch book. Maybe a little bottle of ink and some sharp sticks or pens; the odd biro. Nothing too expensive, mainly it's lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to practice.

Drawing well is terribly important - and easier than you think! Lots of people trace from photos, and that’s fine, but I feel strongly that to produce a lovely drawing, especially a drawing as a start to a painting, we have to do it ourselves. From start to finish.

I start the day with some examples of drawing with a pencil, different effects etc, a bit of perspective and tone. Then I set you off drawing from a photo of a simple landscape. After lunch we can try using charcoal and inks, experimenting with different kinds of line and effects. I will bring in and we can gather some source material for this.

The day will cover the use of line, tonal value and perspective and you will leave with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to enable you to continue your new found skill and become more and more accomplished.

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What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside on the Tea Lawn as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).

Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.

We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.

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  • Suitable for beginners

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