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‘Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still…’ David Hockney

‘Drawing… brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.’ Keith Haring

From Da Vinci and Durer to Gehry and Gormley, invention, discovery and understanding begin with drawing. As children, when we pick up a crayon and draw, we discover a liberating and potent way to describe the world around us. Drawing is our first language with which we communicate our fantasies, our loves and fears, but over the years, something happens to persuade most of us that it is no longer of any value and we cease to make room for it in our lives.

This informal course will teach you how to visually assess your subject, measure, use proportion, work with tone and get to grips with the art you always wanted to make…  but more importantly, it will open your eyes to the world around you.

Ideal for beginners, those who feel a little rusty or are lacking in confidence and for anyone who wants to paint, illustrate or make their own designs.

Topics include:

Gesture and mark-making





Sketching the world about us and drawing from life

Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring HB, 2B and 6B pencils, a drawing board, paper or pad, an eraser and sharpener. Any extra materials required for sessions will be discussed in advance.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.

14:00 – 16:00

Mondays: 26 September; 03, 10, 17 October 2022 (4 x 2 hours)


Frome Cricket Club
The Showground
Frome  BA11 2AH

Dates: Monday afternoons 14:00 – 16:00 commences 26th September 2022

Sessions: 4 sessions (x 2 hours)

Cost: £60

If you are unwaged or unable to pay the full amount, financial help may be available to help with the cost of this course. Please contact David.

David regrets that he cannot accept pro rata payments.

Please book online by clicking the link below to pay via PayPal. For alternative payment options, please contact David.


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