Sketchwalks Around Kendal

Art |
23rd September 2020 – 21st October 2020

Wed 23 Sep to Wed 21 Oct 2020 | 11am-1pm |£50 (5 weeks) or £12 per session PAYG | Tutor Jamie Barnes

Kendal is full of historic buildings packed with character which lend themselves to being drawn. Local artist-printmaker Jamie Barnes will lead you round his hometown to key sites of architectural interest ripe for sketching; and guide you in drawing them.

What will the sessions cover 

Each session will start with a brief introduction, some tips and tricks, and a display of examples. The group will then walk to a particular area of Kendal and each choose a site to draw from. Jamie will give you guidance and tips on how to draw the buildings visible from each site. If you wish to add more depth and tone to your drawings, Jamie will guide you on how to use ink washes or brush markers to add depth, tone and perspective.

By the end of the session you will have made some outdoor architectural sketches in your sketchbook which are alive with interesting details and textural washes. The location for drawing will vary each week.

All sessions, including PAYG, must be booked in advanced.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring:

  • 3 fibre-tipped drawing pens of different thicknesses, eg 0.1, 0.3 & 0.5mm
  • Some black drawing ink or black watercolour or some greyscale brushmarkers.
  • A sketchbook with fairly thick paper.
  • A lightweight folding stool might be useful.

The walks will take place whatever the weather (unless very extreme); please check the forecast and dress appropriately. If a session has to be postponed, your place can be transferred to another date, dependent on availability.

Where do we meet?

In the garden at the Brewery Arts Centre.

 Are there any additional costs?

Refreshments are available to purchase from the café bar.

About the tutor 

Jamie is a Freelance Curator and Printmaker based at Green Door Studios in Kendal. As a printmaker he specialises in making etchings of architectural subjects, as well as teaching drawing and printmaking to adults and children. As a Curator he has 20 years’ experience working in museums and galleries across the county and has been the Curator of both Keswick and Kendal Museums and the Brewery Arts Centre.

Jamie Barnes


23rd September 2020 – 21st October 2020

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