Back to Basics: Drawing Pumpkins and Squashes – A FREE drawing session
With Clayhill Arts
31 October @ 11:00 - 16:00
Happy Halloween from Clayhill Arts! This free untutored drawing session will be a great chance to get together and practice drawing some of the seasonal produce around Clayhill.
Celebrate autumn and Halloween whilst developing your still life drawing skills in the studio here at Clayhill. You will be free to work in your preferred style and at your own pace in this untutored session whilst making use of the facilities here at Clayhill Arts.
The session will give you a chance to revisit your fundamental drawing skills as part of our Back to Basics drawing events in October. Each week your tutors will be focusing on a different method of drawing and mark-making, with a range of expert tutors to give you a chance to really get to grips with a variety of drawing techniques. Everyone who signs up will receive a sketchbook for each session, all drawing materials will be included as part of the price.
These sessions are perfect if you’re out of practice and would like to revisit your drawing essentials. Available as single sessions or sign up for all four as a package for a reduced price.
All of our bedrooms here at Clayhill are private and en-suite so you will have your own space to retreat to and relax in after spending your day in the Studio. We will provide you with your own towels, linen, and bathroom products for use throughout your stay and you can enjoy the extensive grounds well into the evening. Accommodation includes an evening meal, breakfast, and lunch.
This session is untutored.
- Our life tutor Paul Crummay will lead a session guiding you through a variety of ways to utilise this incredibly versatile basic material.
- Duncan, who teaches at Strode College will teach the basics of observation, interpretation, comparative anatomy, and symmetry.
- Cornwall based artist James Baggaley will join us to demonstrate techniques for capturing natural elements and organic shapes. We will be using the grounds and found objects at Clayhill to explore how to express landscape and natural forms using expressive mark-making.
- James Baggaley returns to give us an introduction to monoprinting and how to make the most of this medium in your drawing practice. If you ever wanted to experiment with new techniques to create ‘happy accidents’ this will be a great session for you!
- Happy Halloween from Clayhill Arts! This free untutored drawing session will be a great chance to get together and practice drawing some of the seasonal produce around Clayhill.
Safety is paramount here at Clayhill Arts and we have taken a number of precautions here at our venue to ensure your safety.
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Is this course catered?
Yes! We provide refreshments throughout the day and a home-cooked lunch which is freshly prepared in our Granary kitchen. Lunch is served around our communal dining table, maintaining social distance whilst offering you a chance to get to know everyone on the course and share in the making processes you have been developing throughout the day. Please advise us of any dietary requirements before arrival.
Can I stay?
Yes! We can provide accommodation with this course in one of our on-site bedrooms. All rooms are private and en-suite with all linen, towels, and bathroom products provided. A continental breakfast is also included along with lunch, evening meals, and refreshments throughout your stay with us. If you would like to arrange a longer stay, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is this course suitable for?
Anyone looking to practice drawing during the spookiest time of the year!
What do I need to wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in.
What do I need to bring with me?
All materials will be provided. If you wish to bring your own, you are welcome to.
Where is Clayhill Arts?
Clayhill Arts is situated 4 miles outside of the historic market town of Bridgwater, Somerset. Easily accessible from the motorway – it is 15 minutes from the M5 (J23/J24), 30 mins from Taunton and 2.5 hrs from London via the A303. It is also only 50 mins from both Bristol and Exeter airports.
By train, Bridgwater station is 10 minutes away, and Taunton station 30 minutes. Use local taxi firm Broadway Taxis: 01278 422442 from the station, or make your way to Bridgwater Bus station and take the number 14 service to Cannington.
The nearest stop to Clayhill Arts is at the bottom of Sandford Hill where it is a 15 minute walk, heading over the roundabout onto Charlynch Lane.
Are there any funding opportunities available for this?
Not on this occasion.
We offer Gift Vouchers for use with our courses and events.