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Daytime: An Intro to Drawing for Beginners With Kevin Scully

Daytime: An Intro to Drawing for Beginners With Kevin Scully
Daytime: An Intro to Drawing for Beginners With Kevin Scully

Time & Location

25 Jan 2022, 14:00 – 16:15

Henley-on-Thames, The Studio, 30c Hart St, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU, UK

About the Event

An Introduction to Drawing for Beginners, an 8 week afternoon Course With Kevin Scully


25th January - 22nd March

(Half Term falls on Tuesday 22nd Febraury, so there's no class that week) 

Tuesday Afternoons: 2pm - 4.15pm

On this  inspiring beginner’s course you’ll learn how to draw, trying out different materials and in simple and easily achievable stages. 

You’ll learn how to get to grips with a variety of drawing media, from the humble pencil and charcoal to the immediacy and vibrancy of pastels.

As well as more traditional methods, this course will lead you through experiments with pen and ink, coloured pencils, and the endless possibilities of mixed media. There will be demonstrations of drawing techniques with plenty of sympathetic, one-to-one assistance in developing your own preferred style of drawing.

The subject matter will be varied, encompassing a range of techniques that can be used in rendering landscapes, still life, buildings, and portraits in both colour and black and white.

Materials List

Drawing Mateials:

Most things we are able to provide at the studio, however it's a really good idea to have a 'kit' of you own so you can practice what you've learnt and draw or create whenever you feel like it!

Graphite pencils - you can buy these in sets which can be particualarly useful as they give you a range of soft and hard pencils. If you're not keen to buy a set, please make sure you have an HB and 6B.

Charcoal - we have plenty of this at the studio, but if you'd like to bring your own, please make sure you buy the willow charcoal.

A few ordinary, coloured pencils

A few water-soluble coloured pencils

A few chalk pastels, including white – Inscribe are a good affordable brand

A few pastel pencils

A conte pencil (red/brown/sanguine)

A few sticks of charcoal in mixed sizes

2 putty rubbers

Small can of fixative


Masking tape

A watercolour brush, size 4, 5, or 6

A few sheets of HP watercolour paper, 140lb/300gsm, approx. A3

A few sheets of pastel paper in mid tones – not white, approx. A3

A pad, or sheets of good quality cartridge paper, approx. A3

Small bottle of waterproof ink – Indian ink, or acrylic ink in black

Black, waterproof, fineliner pens in sizes approx. 0.3, and 0.5

Black, non-waterproof, fineliner pens in sizes approx. 0.3, and 0.5

Pencil sharpener

Craft knife or scalpel

Reference material will be provided

Age 17+ (no exceptions)

PLACES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE - if your plans change, please don't ask us to refund/transfer your place (have a look at our t's & c's below for more info).

COVID PRECAUTIONS: We ask that you please  wash/sanitise your hands regularly throughout the sessions - the wearing of masks is not required, but it is preferred. The studio space is vigorously cleaned before & after all sessions during this time. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch with us:

If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please don't risk the health of others, please refrain from coming to the studio (no matter HOW much you want to draw).

We hate being this strict - but we'd hate anyone to come to any harm and we'd also hate to have to close the school again!




Due to an extremely small admin team, the time it takes up and the financial difficulty it causes the HSA, we are unable to offer refunds / transfers to another session / gift vouchers for orders made in error, changed plans or a changed mind. Please bear this in mind BEFORE placing an order.

We are unable to offer refunds / transfers to another session / gift vouchers for forgotten/missed sessions which are the responsibility of the purchaser.

In the extremely rare case where a refund is issued there will be a service charge taken for our time and the payment/booking charges we have incurred.

If it's our fault:

If you're unable to attend the session through a mishap/error on our part, we will make sure you are provided with a voucher to attend any forthcoming sessions of the same type - alternatively we will issue a refund or find another solution.

The income from all our sessions is used to pay for our brilliant tutors, models & photographers, the rent on our studio, overheads and of course to pay the salaries of the hard working folk behind the scenes.

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