Write, Draw, Paint and Print

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    All our 2017 courses are now on sale. Download our Traditional rural trades and crafts brochure here, you can then book online or give us a call on 01243 811021. If you would like to receive a brochure through the post, or receive our courses e-newsletter, email [email protected] or call 01243 811021. Booking Navigate through... (more info)
  • Drawing buildings in pen and washWednesday 17 May 2017
    FULL
    10am-4pm The course Learn the basic rules of perspective and learn to “sight-measure” with your pencil. You will produce a few sketches of some of the buildings in pencil in the morning (outside or the inside of a room if the weather is poor). Then in the afternoon you will be shown how to make... (more info)
  • Paint in soft pastelsWednesday 21 June 2017
    10am-4pm The course In this one-day course you will make preparatory sketches in pencil from life. Then you will be shown the basics of how to paint using soft pastels and you should leave with at least one finished picture in pastel. The tutor Kate Tugwell is a professional artist and trained tutor. She has... (more info)
  • Sketching dayWednesday 12 July 2017
    FULL
    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)
  • 9.30am-4.30pm The course Learn about the history of this craft, use the Museum site as inspiration for your own design, transfer this into a woodblock, practice mark making techniques and print it to create your own image. The tutor Will Dyke studied at Harrow College, University of Westminster. He has also benefited from further tuition... (more info)
  • 10am-4pm The course On this one day course you can enjoy creating realistic botanical illustrations, based on seasonal plants from our own Museum gardens, with plenty of help and guidance form your tutor. This course is suitable for all abilities and allows you to work at your own pace. The tutor Leigh Ann Gale is... (more info)
  • Watercolour dayThursday 17 August 2017
    FULL
    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 wash. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. The tutor Kate Tugwell is... (more info)
  • Calligraphy for beginners – Uncial ScriptSunday 17 September 2017
    FULL
    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)
  • 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 autumn leaves, berries, seed pods, hips and haws on this fascinating one day course. Enjoy creating realistic botanical illustrations by drawing and painting them with precision... (more info)
  • Illuminated letterSunday 15 October 2017
    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)