Capture the beauty of autumn on the farm and develop your artistic skills under the guidance of Annie Welton in this Autumn Illustrations workshop. Annie has a degree in illustration and has worked as an artist for over twenty years. She is also an experienced teacher, and delights in creating a fun, relaxed environment in which her students can learn.
During the course of the workshop you will be taught how to turn a text into an illustration: from sketching initial ideas through to producing a final piece. You will be taught various drawing and watercolour techniques, through a mixture of group and one-on-one tuition with Annie, using the sights and surroundings of the farm as your inspiration. Subjects that will be covered include on-location sketching; pencil technique; collating your sketch ideas; drawing out your final illustration; watercolour technique.
Our Autumn Illustrations workshop will run on Saturday 5th October from 10am to 4pm. Tickets cost £50 per person.
What is included?
- materials for sketching and creating a final watercolour piece (sketch paper, watercolour paper, pencils, watercolour paints and brushes will be available for your use on the day)
- instructions and guidance from our expert, Annie
- a selection of texts to inspire your illustrations if needed
- tea and coffee
- admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticket holder
This workshop is suitable for all abilities – from complete beginners to experienced artists. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
The workshop will mainly be based in our mill house, a historic building situated a 300m walk from our main entrance. The rooms used for the workshop are on the ground floor of the building with slightly raised door frames at the entrance. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the mill house upon request. The workshop will also include a slow-paced walk around the farm to develop initial sketches.
Please contact us if you would like to participate in the workshop and have questions about accessing the activity.