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Drawing is making a mark! Come and enjoy learning to turn those marks into recognisable images, using a variety of subjects including landscape, figures, still life and buildings. Linda will demonstrate a technique or subject, and you will then have a go. Her drawing techniques follow traditional rules which she believes you have to know before you break them! The morning will be spent on drawing indoors from photographs and life, looking at tone, perspective and creating movement with your marks in graphite, charcoal and ink. The afternoon will be spent outdoors drawing the landscape including trees, water and structures, learning how to create layers and distance in monochre.

Tutor: Linda Matthews

Linda Matthews has worked as a full time artist and tutor for 18 years. She is inspired by everything around her, she enjoys sharing the essentials of painting in the studio so you can experience fully the freedom of painting from life - en plein air - out of doors. She works professionally in most media. Her philosophy for painting is ‘Wherever you look there is something to paint. You can never be bored with a pencil, a sketchbook and a paintbox’.

Example Timetable

09.30 Registration
10.00 Course Starts
12.30 Lunch
15.45 Evaluation & Taking your interest further
16.00 Course finishes

All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long.

What's Included

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Sensible clothing for the weather
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Lunch and Drinks (refreshments are provided)

Course Materials

  • Sketch pad - minimum A4 - not completely smooth cartridge paper
  • Indian ink
  • 2B pencil
  • 08 fine permanent ink pen
  • Willow charcoal stick
  • Kneadable putty eraser
  • Hat for outside work

A full material kit is available to purchase from Linda on arrival at £24.00, if ordered 14 days before course commences. If you have any questions re materials please contact directly [email protected]


  • A portable seat and easel if you wish to use one

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