Many of us aspire to keep a regular sketchbook, journal or diary but it’s deceptively hard to get started, let alone stick to. This workshop is a day where you can put your inhibitions, distractions and procrastination aside to start your sketchbook. You will spend the day drawing and painting onsite, experimenting with materials and creating a response to the space at Hawkwood. Suitable for beginners who are open to the challenges involved with learning a new skill while inspired to draw and record the world around them.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included in this class. Provided for use on the day are: Watercolours, Brushes, Pens, Pencils, and Charcoal. You're welcome to bring any other materials with you that you'd like to experiment with, provided that they're suitable for small scale sketchbook work (oil paints would not be suitable, for example). You'll each be provided with an A5 watercolour sketchbook to take home. Please note that as elements of this course will be taking place outside you may wish to bring warm, weather proof clothes and comfortable footwear. The course includes a delicious two-course lunch and two refreshment breaks.


6½ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Hawkwood CFT

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Hawkwood is an arts and educational charity providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a stunning location in the Cotswolds. Hawkwood is a beautiful, sustainably run estate. As a charity, we bring together people and organisations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing community, and a sustainable environment. We provide a specially curated programme of courses covering leadership, music, arts & crafts and well-being, as well as hosting artistic residencies and events. Many people return to Hawkwood year after year because of our ethos, our fantastic team, and our delicious food.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Stag dos
  • Romantic
  • Hen dos
  • Accommodation offered
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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