Discover our Drawing and Sketching Courses

Let your creativity be inspired by the natural world

Drawing and sketching courses inspired by nature.

This art form needs very little equipment but requires creativity, the right skills and a sprinkle of imagination.

by Lisa Temple-Cox

Creating a drawing by bringing a pencil to paper forms the base for many other art skills and techniques. From painting and portraits to sketching ideas for sculpture.

The equipment doesn’t just stop at pencil and paper. You can draw with pen and ink, markers, pastels, charcoal and crayon. It all depends on what style you want to create and which instrument will give you that desired effect.

It can be very expressive and a perfect place to start for beginners. Drawing techniques such as perspective, shading and pressure techniques, are just some of the skills to learn.

Sketching and Drawing Courses with Field Studies Council

Discover the world of drawing and sketching, the possibilities are endless.

Our drawing and sketching courses take inspiration from the beautiful natural surroundings of our centres, and local wildlife. The landscape is abundant with flora and fauna, so let the UK’s nature and wildlife inspire your creativity.

Ladies sketching in the countryside on a drawing and sketching course.

Field Studies Council’s creative courses range from day art courses and longer craft weekends. We also offer week long art and craft holidays.

The drawing and sketching courses do feature some studio time, but getting outdoors in the natural landscape can have a whole host of benefits: creatively, mentally and fantastic for all-round well-being.

These craft courses are more than just a learning experience. They are a chance to meet like-minded people, a chance to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience the UK’s glorious countryside, offering a relaxing backdrop to your time away.

Our drawing and sketching courses take place at two of our most inspiring locations. Flatford Mill in Suffolk and Slapton Ley in Devon.