Drawing buildings in pen and wash

Wednesday 17 May 2017



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 various marks to suggest form, tone and texture with pen and colour with watercolour wash.

The tutor

Kate Tugwell is a professional artist and trained tutor. She has a dedicated studio in Eastergate, located between Chichester and Arundel.

Participant information

The day is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

Materials to bring:

  • Cartridge paper pad (minimum A4)
  • a portable easel and board to rest on
  • pencils – HB or 2B
  • eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • set square
  • long ruler
  • fine-tipped permanent ink drawing pens (0.3-0.7) or calligraphy nibs and permanent inkpot


  •  a small watercolour set with brushes and water holder
  • watercolour paper
  • masking tape
  • kitchen roll
  • a camera or i-Pad in case the weather forces us indoors

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.


£60 per person, this includes tuition, morning coffee and afternoon tea.

You can bring your own packed lunch or the café will be open at lunchtime.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.