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Pen and wash - beyond beginners. A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater


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Covid19 update: offering over 100+ courses in Cumbria & the Lakes, we hope to resume all 'in person' courses in late July 2020. During lock down, we've upgraded a listed barn into a beautiful spacious workshop studio, enabling courses to take place with 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. It's possible usual catered lunches may not be included for summer courses, depending on circumstances at the time.


Another day with lovely local tutor Margaret Jarvis for the next stages of pen & wash in nature.

The starkness and simplicity of pen and wash comes alive with the addition of a water colour wash. This day is for those who have some grounding in pen and wash (you may have taken Margaret's beginners course previously) and so providing a chance for more practice under Margaret's gentle guidance, looking at how to put a composition together and including how to apply pen work to your watercolours as well as water and washes to intricate pen work; both yielding very different results.

This day will touch on colour mixing and using watercolours and it combines the subtle variable nature of the watercolour wash with finer detail picked out in black ink pen, allowing the artist different effects in shading and textures. The type of ink pens used - its water solubility and also stippling intensity and textures employed create a vast range of effects.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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 in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden 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 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden 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.


Annie Swarbrick at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Greystoke Craft Garden
CA11 0UT
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1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

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- - #11694

Lovely setting. Very informed email sent before the course. Friendly atmosphere & beautiful homemade food. Tutor very approachable and patient. Would recommend.

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- - #11693

Fabulous workshop. Very caring teaching. Excellent instructions. Lunch fabulous - beautiful soup. Lovely natural yoghurt instead of pudding. Thank you. Surroundings very pleasant .

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- - #11692

Great location. Wonderful company. Great and clear instructions from Emma, the tutor. Wonderful homemade lunch. Can't wait to come again.

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- - #11691

Pleasant company and enjoyable course. Plenty of tips to move forward in bag making. Excellent homemade lunch of soup & dessert. Looking forward to booking another course in 2018.

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