Write, Draw, Paint and Print

  • 10am-4pm The course Learn the basic rules of perspective and learn to “sight-measure” with your pencil. Using pencil, pens, chalk and charcoal, be inspired by the beautiful historic surroundings and learn to make quick, accurate and expressive sketches. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. The tutor Kate Tugwell  is a professional artist and trained... (more info)
  • Inspired by the museum: watercolour dayWednesday 6 June 2018
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4pm The course Be inspired by the beautiful historic surroundings and spend a day learning to paint with watercolours. You may wish to start your painting with a light pencil sketch or create a drawing in pen before applying a watercolour... (more info)
  • 10am-4.30pm The course A day aimed at those who are new to calligraphy, this day will cover the basics of using a dip pen and ink and learning the letter forms of the Uncial script, which was used most between the 4th and 8th centuries across Europe, but is still popular with calligraphers today.  After... (more info)
  • Illuminated letteringSaturday 20 October 2018
    The course Enjoy making your own decorated and gilded capital letter, which can be used to enhance your calligraphy or to create a vibrant decorative letter, using line, colour and gold (the “real” stuff or gold gouache). You will be very busy on the day and you may wish to research an idea and bring... (more info)
  • Introduction to signwritingWednesday 13 June 2018
    9.30am – 5pm The course A hands-on day to learn the basics of freehand brush lettering and sign writing.  Students will paint their own unique sign to take home.  The course is suitable for conservators, interior designers, artists, homeowners and those wanting a new hobby. Morning: Tools and their care Paint use Basic brush skills... (more info)
  • Inspired by the Museum: AcrylicsWednesday 5 September 2018
    10am-4pm The course A crash course in painting the beautiful historic buildings of the Museum using the comparatively modern medium of acrylic paints. In the morning we will look at different styles and methods of using acrylic paints with brushes and palette knives before making preparatory sketches outdoors. After lunch you will have time to... (more info)
  • 10am-4pm The course This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and study nature’s harvest here at the Museum. Discover the beautiful colours, patterns and textures of a variety of fruits and berries, seed pods, hips and haws on this fascinating one-day course. Enjoy creating realistic botanical illustrations by drawing and painting with precision and accuracy with plenty of help and guidance from your tutor.... (more info)