Twelve Months Subscription – Online Tutorials in botanical & natural history coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels

Red Apple introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing with Linda Hampson at The Old Kennels


With Linda Hampson

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

With our monthly subscription option you will be sent a new tutorial each month for the whole year, building your skills and repertoire across the spectrum of botanical and natural history coloured pencil drawing.

Each tutorial will focus on our beautiful Devon Wildlife and for every course purchased 5% will be donated to Devon Wildlife Trust helping continue their work to enhance and conserve our precious Devon landscape and wildlife.

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’ and techniques from flowers to fur.

If you have never put pencil to paper you may want to try our six-part absolute beginners course first. Or if you would like to try the first three sessions (Spring) before upgrading to the whole year, please ask.

You will be sent a set of notes and an instructional video for each of the courses. All you need is your Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, drawing paper and a few pencil case items (you will be sent a detailed list when you subscribe).

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.

Beginners and improvers are most welcome.

Full Course Content:

January: Mallard Duck
February: Beaver
March: Common Dog Violet

April: Unfurling Ferns
May: Goldfinch
June: Wild Honeysuckle & Hawk Moth

Mid Summer:
July: Traditional Hay Meadow Grasses
August: Seaweed

September: Devon Hedgerow
October: Native Frogs & Water Plants
November: Woodland Fungi

December: The Holly & The Ivy

What's included in the price?

Set of three of each: ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’ & ‘Autumn’ Theme Courses, two ‘Mid Summer’ courses and the festive class ‘The Holly & The Ivy’

2021 Twelve Months Subscription AS ONLINE COURSES each tutorial varies in length from approximately 2 - 2.5 hours for £240

A set of notes, templates and pencil lists for each part, guidance on paper and pencils to use and twelve instructional videos are all included.

What you will need

All you need is a 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).


Tracey Bell at The Old Kennels

This course is taught online

Suitable for

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


30 hours

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