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Pumpkins – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels

Pumpkin and Harvest Mice by Linda Hampson in coloured pencil

About the Course

For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online.

The Pumpkin course is a wonderful course for those newer to drawing and improvers who might want to learn more of the technique. You can be assured of an artwork to be proud of at the end of this lesson.

This video also covers conkers, rosehips, and a simplified harvest mouse as secondary components to the main image. Simply follow the notes and pause and rewind as often as you like, enjoy this course at your leisure!

We invite you to share your outcomes with Linda and of course be in touch if you have any concerns or need help by email for the duration of the course.

Coloured pencil is a marvellously versatile medium and it is genuinely an easy medium to master when you have learned the basic techniques. Linda invites you to join her for a series of workshops specifically using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. You will learn how to layer and blend and various other ‘tricks’ in this easy introductory lesson. Complete beginners and improvers will enjoy this ‘back to basics’, simple, but very impressive pumpkin drawing technique.

If you get hooked see our growing range of other ONLINE courses, or visit us in person for a course at The Old Kennels!

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?

A set of notes, guidance on paper and pencils to use and an instructional video for this course are all included as well as an outline drawing for Lindas pumpkin.

What you will need

All you need is a small selection of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, good quality drawing paper and a few pencil case items (you will be supplied with a detailed list on purchasing the course).


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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I thoroughly enjoyed this course and definitely recommend it to anyone.

I checked the link early and ordered a few pencils in and made sure I had some paper etc. around the house before I sat down to start. I spent a few hours on a rainy Sunday sketching in the company of the lovely tutor via pre-recorded video and I loved it.

The course provides written instructions, extra details and the pre-recorded video that you can stop, rewind and re-play as many times as you need. I have never done anything quite like this and I was genuinely pleased with what I produced, even though I didn't think for one minute I would be. If you're not sure, just give it a go!

Response from The Old Kennels:

Thank you Suki, what a lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your first attempt at botanical coloured pencil drawing. Do keep an eye out we are adding more online tutorials all the time!

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