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Simple Pen and Ink Botanicals and Watercolour Wash Workshop

Pen and ink with watercolour wash

About the Course

A relaxed and informal space to create, learn and develop your artistic skills in my home studio. No previous experience needed, I’ll be on hand to help and offer guidance.

Course content:
We’ll warm up with pencil sketches using real plants and reference pictures (I will provide samples or you can bring your own) to practice observational drawing skills. Use your practice/warm up sketches to trace or use as a reference for your final pen and ink composition. Choose to leave as a simplistic line drawing or apply watercolour washes to your finished work.

All materials provided are professional quality artists materials, developed to a high standard for lasting quality, so that you can enjoy your creations for many years!

£20 per person - payable in advance. Adult learners only.

My home studio, located in the vibrant area of Clarendon Park, just a few minutes south of the city of Leicester. Accessible by train, bus or car (free street parking, although can sometimes get busy). If arriving by train, it is a 20/30 minute walk (depending on how fast you walk!) or short bus/taxi journey. Buses and taxis are available directly to and from the station. Buses drop off a short walk away from my home studio.

Booking information:
Spaces are limited on a first-come-first-served basis to a maximum of 5 people. Suitable for mixed level, including beginners.

Once your booking has been confirmed and payment has been received, I will email you full details of how to get here; where’s best to park if arriving by car; train/bus information. I’ll also be on-hand to answer any queries you may have before the workshop - just get in touch!

Refund policy:
If for whatever reason you are unable to make the workshop after booking, I can offer a full refund if cancellations are made up to 48 hours before the class to enable me to fill your space. Regrettably, cancellations within 48 hours of the class are non-refundable.

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?

All materials, equipment and light refreshments (teas/coffee/cold drinks) are included, so you just need to turn up! Please let me know in advance if you have any allergies. I’m vegan, so plant based milk will be supplied for hot drinks, please feel free to bring your own alternative if you prefer.


Debbie Chamberlain at Bearded Squirrel
Clarendon Park
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