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An introduction to Still Life Drawing



An Introduction to Still-Life Drawing

Learn to create a realistic still -life drawing from real objects.

This full day workshop is designed for complete beginners but also caters for those with some drawing experience who wish to develop their skills further. You will learn how to group objects together and use light to create an interesting composition for your drawing. In the morning you will develop an accurate line drawing of your objects, the crucial foundation of a successful piece. In the afternoon you will explore tonal value and different mark-making techniques to add depth and texture to your drawing. Donna will be on hand to support you throughout the day and the techniques that you learn during the workshop will equip you to create your own drawings at home.

Who is this workshop for:

  • Complete beginners. 
  • Those who want to improve their current drawing ability.

What’s included:

  • All drawing materials and tuition needed for the day.
  • Drawing boards to work on.
  • Tea, Coffee & Cake
  • Free Parking.
  • 10% off purchases of full price fabric, haberdashery or patterns made on the day at the Sew Me Something shop 
  • 10% off purchases made in our lovely on site cafe The Makers Kitchen
  • 10% off future workshop bookings made on the day you are attending one

What you need to bring:

  • An apron, or clothes that you don’t mind getting charcoal on.
  • A camera or camera phone to record your still-life arrangement for later reference.


Tutor: Donna Trim


“Everything begins with drawing”.

Donna Trim is a local Fine Artist and tutor who has been teaching drawing and painting for over 20 years. She is passionate about the benefits of drawing, particularly from life, to improve all aspects of one’s art practice. Her workshops are accessible to all, relaxed, friendly, supportive and always delivered with a great sense of humour.

Important info:

*Please note we can only run this workshop if we have a minimum of 4 attendees, if this number is not reached we will ask to transfer you to the next available date

*All workshops are non refundable unless cancelled by us, please ensure you can attend the date you are booking

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