Drawing For The Terrified

Art & Crafts |
28th September 2021

Drawing For The Terrified | Tue 28 Sep – Tue 19 Oct | 7-9pm | £60 (4 weeks) | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | 16+ | Art Room 1

Creating art can have a positive effect on our wellbeing and yet sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Drawing for the Terrified is a new course designed to get you started on that journey. 

If this course has already started there may be places still available. Please contact sales@breweryarts.co.uk 

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?

Using still life subject matter and photographic source material you will be guided through a series of drawing exercises designed to dispel the fear of putting pencil and charcoal to paper, all within a friendly and supportive environment.  

Through a series of fun drawing tasks, you will learn to:

  • Use different pencil and charcoal drawing techniques.
  • Connect the looking and observing of an object/subject matter through to translating that onto paper in a drawn composition.
  • Appreciate and use different techniques and processes that result in a drawn piece of artwork.
  • Appreciate some different approaches to, and styles of, drawing by looking at artists’ work.
  • Different methods of teaching and learning will include practical work, demonstrations, group discussion, one-to-one advice and guidance, looking at work by other artists, and peer learning. 

What do I need to bring?

  • A2 sketchbook of white cartridge paper.
  • A range of B pencils, or graphite pencils.
  • Pencil sharpener.
  • An ink pen such as a fine liner or marker pen.
  • Willow charcoal and putty rubber.
  • Cheap hairspray or artists fixative.
  • (Optional) Other drawing materials like charcoal pencils, compressed charcoal sticks or conte sticks. 

Are there any additional costs?


About the tutor 

Catherine MacDiarmid is a local artist who has exhibited widely, including exhibiting in the BP Portrait Award for young artists in 2001/2. She is an elected member of The Lakes Artists Society and appeared in Sky Portrait Artists of the Year 2014, 2018 reaching the semi-finals in 2019. As well as completing private portrait commissions, her work is collected internationally and she works from her home-based studio in Kendal. Her artwork focuses on the human form, exploring expression and movement in both drawing & painting.


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Catherine MacDiarmid


28th September 2021

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