Express a subject by painting and drawing with brush/pen and enhance with spontaneous colour.

Level: Beginner/Improver.

This workshop aims to give insight into composing a landscape through depicting the subject with the use of pen/brush and applying watercolour.

Kate will give guidance into a structure of a landscape. The group will make sketches in pen and ink, from reference provided, on a theme of trees and meadows, (size A4/A5).  Next stage is to experiment with the skills in applying and mixing watercolour, being aware of a tones and laying washes. The final stage is to explore a range of dip pen marks and combine these with the watercolour.

With a small group of eight there is time for individual tuition. 

Suggested website search:

Claude Lorrain: Ink Drawings 

Alexander Cozens: Ink/Blotch Drawings  

John Piper: Ink Drawings

Kate Dicker is a professional artist and print-maker. Important to her has always been drawing on location. After leaving Camberwell College of the Arts (1980-83) she embarked on a personal project drawing The Working Horses of London  at their locations, which became an exhibition in Chelsea with several works now in the museum archive of The Royal Artillery.  In Hampshire her subjects have included a foundry (Hampshire Cultural Trust archive collection), laundry (Private Collection) and the River Itchen.

Instagram:  @kate_on_a_walk


Basic materials provided. You may wish to bring your own pen/s and watercolour paints to include: watercolour paper Hot Pressor ‘NOT’/Cold Press surfaces, of 140Ib/300gsm weight.

Approx size 3 x A3, or 6 x A4.

Brushes: Synthetic watercolour brushes: a size 10 or 12, plus one size 2.

Reference will be provided or bring your own sketches/photos re: trees and meadows. 


Event: Saturday 5 August, 10:00am-3:00pm

Tickets: £60/48 concession per session 

  • a selection of ink and painting tools

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