Make your Mark a Joyful Approach to drawing with Clare Basel at Cambridge Art Makers

Make your Mark a Joyful Approach to drawing with Clare Basel at Cambridge Art Makers


Drawing represents our thoughts; we express our ideas and emotions through the marks we make. We each have a unique way of seeing the world and our drawing, much like our handwriting demonstrates our individuality.

This workshop will allow you to play with different materials to discover what you enjoy and how you prefer to make marks. These unique ways of mark making can be used to create representational or abstract drawings.

We will explore drawing to music and drawing in response to textures. Through these experiences you will enrich your mark making vocabulary which will in turn empower your drawing practice. We will consider what influences our drawing style, our likes and dislikes and why it is important to pay attention to these when developing any creative endeavour.

You will have a chance to work with a wide range of materials and tools to broaden your understanding or mark making. We will compare the qualities of speed drawing versus slower more considered drawings and see how these can focus your ideas and improve your intuitive and observational skills. You will be encouraged to explore different formats and scales for our exercises as these all impact on the drawing experience.

This course is suitable for beginners and those who want to extend their art practice.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools, materials, tea, coffee and biscuits


Susannah Bangham at Cambridge Art Makers


6 Lintech Court
CB21 4XN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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I hadn't done any painting since my school days (a long time ago!) and was pretty terrified but Janet walked everything through with such patience and encouragement I was able to get over my insecurities and paint a picture I was proud of! Everyone in the class I was in, had different insecurities but by the end everyone had painted a beautiful picture and felt confident that they could continue to grow! Her experience in painting flowers 'in the flesh' is well demonstrated and she knows how to bring out the delightful characters of every species; even the most tricky of characters! Her techniques for composition are genius!

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