Twelve Months Subscription – Online Tutorials in botanical & natural history coloured pencil drawing 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 beginner's 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: Spring: January: Dormouse (indenting techniques) February: Daffodil (working with yellow) March: ‘Kingfisher’ Alcedo atthis – (wetland birds) Summer: April: Exmoor Pony (beautiful eyes) May: Iris (working with purples and violets) June: Heritage Tomatoes (Shape and form) Mid Summer: July: Foxglove and Bumblebee (creating a tall artwork) August: Poppy Seed Heads (depth of field and perspective) Autumn: September: A Pink Rose’ (Devon Cottage Flower Garden) October: ‘Barn owl’ (working in Graphite) November: Crabapples’ (seasonal woodland study) Festive: December: ‘The Roe Deer’ With optional red nose of course.

What's included in the price?

INCLUDES A FULL TWELVE MONTHS OF PROGRESSION COURSES: Set of three of each: ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’ & ‘Autumn’ Theme Courses and a festive class ‘The Roe Deer’. 2022 Twelve Months Subscription AS ONLINE COURSES each tutorial varies in length from approximately 2 - 3 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).


30 hours



The Old Kennels

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Established in 2003, The Old Kennels hosts a variety of courses tutored by local, national & international craftspeople. We have built a reputation for engaging highly skilled and respected tutors whilst providing a welcoming, relaxed, supportive atmosphere in which to learn, escape day-to-day stresses and immerse yourself in creativity. Set in the midst of the beautiful rolling Blackdown Hills in the heart of Devon, we also offer accommodation in our pretty four star apartment ‘The Loft’.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
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This course is taught online