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One day Workshops

Tom Shepherd - wings - monochrome moment

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Charcoal Birds & Animals

Charcoal - all materials provided (welcome to bring own of course!)

All abilities

I am sure you will go away from this day with a love for this medium. Warning: It's highly addictive!!

I tentatively ran tis course last year for the first time and everyone loved it. I think for many it opened up their eyes to the possibilities with charcoal but also how easy it can be to get really fantastic results!

A loose and free medium that is very forgiving and a lot of fun!

Without the "distraction" of colour, and the simplicity of charcoal, we can really focus light and shadow and on creating movement, gesture and character, as well as a variety of approaches, materials and techniques to tackle this subject!

This is a great medium for getting very instant and satisfying results, whatever your experience level.

We will look at everything:

  • Materials and how to use them

  • How to construct andy bird of animals

  • How to build a charcoal piece quickly and expressively

  • How to build in detail

  • How to use the rubber as a drawing tool

  • How to create feeling of life, movement, character and gesture

The above, and much more...

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£70 per person

£10 extra for materials if needed

10am - 4pm 

Church House in Alcester, Warwickshire. B49 5AL 

Max. 12 students with plenty of one on one time

Materials needed: Just your usual painting gear and colours you feel comfortable with. A selection of boards, canvas or paper depending on your preference. Reference photos all though I have a large slection for student to use also. 


I am happy to advise further so please feel free to email or call at the details below.

Friendly but productive and focused atmosphere.

Plenty of one on one tuition. We can really focus in on the individual needs of each student, and what they are hoping to achieve.

I encourage people to paint whatever subject they like, all though will advise on most suitable for particular workshops.  Bring your own photos or I can provide a wide selection of choices.

There is at least one demonstration to illustrate the main points of the workshop in action.

Bring your own lunch. Drinks & biscuits provided.

To book your spot please fill in the form to the right or contact at these details:

07980 611 267

Full payment due on booking to secure place.  BACS or cheque, details will follow with confirmation email.

Charcoal Booking 2020

Thank you. I will be in touch to confirm and with further details.

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