Date: Tuesday 19 January

Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Location: Zoom

This course proved so popular it is being extended to another session of 3 workshops. However, please note that this forthcoming session is now fully booked.

If you would be interested in attending and would like your name added to the waiting list, please complete the booking form. If there is enough interest it is possible that a further session will be set up in the future.


Take time for yourself, relax and have fun in this friendly class whilst learning to draw.

Each week, for three weeks during our hourly online session, we will cover the fundamentals of observational drawing, including using tone, perspective, line and volume.

You will learn techniques both in pencil and pen and the tutor, Sophie Artemis, will demonstrate techniques in step by step tutorials, providing clear explanations and answering your questions.

After three weeks, on three consecutive Tuesdays (19 January, 26 January and 1 February), you will feel more confident in your drawing skills.

Please note there are only 10 places for this event, which is for Surrey Federation WI Members only.

Sophie Artemis is an artist and tutor, and more information can be found about her on her website at: Sophie has delivered artist-led workshops at Watts Gallery, Crafts Council London, V&A and in a high security prison. She also teaches a regular drawing & illustration class, delivered on Zoom. Her work is held at the Tate Library and the National Art Library at the V&A.

Places cost £19.50. Once enrolled on this course you will receive detailed instructions for taking part online.

As this course is online only, to fully participate in this course you will need:

    • an email address;
    • a reliable internet connection;
    • a computer/laptop /tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome), and with  a microphone and webcam;
    • somewhere comfy to sit and draw next to your computer/laptop/tablet so that you can show me your work as you draw; and
    • the ability to print out handouts to work from.

What will I need to bring to these Zoom Classes?

  • three pencils – an H pencil, HB pencil and a 2B or 4B or softer pencil. If buying pencils, Faber Castell are nice;
  • a pencil sharpener;
  • a good rubber that rubs pencil out easily (and doesn’t smear or destroy the paper). Staedler are fine, Tombow Mono erasers are my favourite;
  • cartridge paper  which is 130 gsm or similar drawing paper. Pease do not use photocopying paper,  which is too thin at 80 gsm. You choose pad size depending on what you like the look of – A5 is half A4 size and A3 is twice A4 size. A4 is a good size to work on;
  • a blending stub;
  • if you have it, a low tack tape such as frog tape or invisible tape or washi tape (but this is not essential);
  • if you have them, coloured pencils, if not, please don’t buy especially. It might be useful to have a red and a blue colour pencil for perspective lesson;
  • some spare scrap paper to rest your hand on when you are drawing to stop smudging;
  • a ruler;
  • a mirror; and
  • some objects to look at that you have in the home including a box shape, a cylinder shape and a ball/sphere shape (e.g. a tin can, or a cup/mug, a cereal box or other box packaging and an orange/ apple/ tennis ball).




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