Course Overview


Spring term (6 Tuesday evenings and 2 Saturday sessions)

21 and 28 January, 4, 8 (Saturday), 18 and 25 February, 7 (Saturday) and 10 March 2020


6 Evening sessions 18.00-21.00

2 Saturday sessions 09.30-16.30


Sarah L Goy



This course offers a hands-on and relaxed approach to the world of sketching or ‘art on the go’, it is ideal for all levels and abilities and a relaxed way to build on your drawing skills whilst enjoying the environment around you.

Sketching and drawing is fundamental to everything we do and through-out history every great artist and designer has kept a sketch book. It is a personal visual place to experiment, record special moments or work through ideas for a more advanced project.

Explore the fundamentals of drawing and observation. Learn how to capture spontaneous and honest moments. This course includes a session in the unique Crab drawing studio with a dressed model. Explore colour and design in the MODIP (Museum of Design in Plastic) as well as a potential on location session.


  • Experienced guidance from an artist specialising in sketching and water-colour.
  • Learning to see and sketch the world around you.
  • Developing skills with pencil, pens, water-colour and charcoal creating lively drawing through expressive use of line and mark making
  • Tone, contrast, textures, colour and form
  • Capturing movement and basic perspective
  • Basic techniques to approach landscape, botanical, animals, objects and people.
  • Being inspired by techniques used by past artists – with handouts.