How to draw in charcoal

How to Draw in Charcoal

The Course

Learn different mark-making techniques with the ancient drawing medium of charcoal to depict items and buildings within the museum. In the morning you will gain tips and practice various techniques to explore the medium. Then in the afternoon you will create sketches and drawings in the style of your choice. You may also wish to introduce chalk, coloured pastels or ink into your work.

The Tutor

Kate Tugwell is a professional artist and trained tutor. She runs a range of courses, drop-in classes and one-to-one tuition at various venues in West Sussex.

Participant Information

Materials to bring:
– cartridge or watercolour paper (minimum A3 – the larger the better!)
– a few sheets of coloured sugar paper or pastel paper
– a portable easel and/or board to rest on your lap with bulldog clips
– plastic and/or putty erasers
– a long stick
– masking tape
– scissors
– a stiff paintbrush
– blending sticks or silicone blending tool
– baby wipes and/or kitchen roll

– chalk or white charcoal
– a bottle of drawing ink with brushes, a palette and a water holder
– pastel fixative
– camera or i-Pad in case the weather forces us indoors

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.

Fee & Refreshments

£70 per person, this includes tuition, tea and coffee. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements. The Museum cafe will be open or you may wish to bring a packed lunch.

Book course



Wed 21 September 2022






Write, Draw, Paint & Print