Visual Art

Charcoal for Beginners

From: £45.00

wed,  18 January 2023


An excellent starter session to explore this medium and an opportunity to explore the wonderful world of mark-making.

An great starter workshop if you’ve never drawn before, and if you have, a super way to develop your practice.

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During this Half Day Course we will be exploring the extremely enjoyable and accessible material that is Charcoal.

We’ll explore themes around the natural environment and beach-combed objects. We will look at application and tone and focus on sourcing good quality materials.

Inspiration for the session and source materials provided on the day but feel free to bring your own along .

An excellent starter session to explore this medium and an opportunity to explore the wonderful world of mark-making .

About the Day

Charcoal for Beginners will run 10am until 12.30pm and will include tea, coffee and cakes.  

Essential Information

All materials will be provided.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Frank Hayes

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Frank Hayes is the Creative Director and Founder of “For Enjoyment CIC”. A foundation of studying at Art College started his creative path over 30 years ago. Over the last two decades Frank has worked in conservation and as a creative force and more recently as a core part of the creative movement that is For Enjoyment, as a mentor, inspirer and tutor. He’s passionate, driven and dedicated to his work. A love of travel, cycling, walking and swimming makes him an explorer of the great outdoors, with a love for natural history since a very young age which is evident through his own creative practice.

Frank’s many hats include photographer, illustrator and environmentalist. He is committed to nurturing the artistic ability within everyone and improving mental and social health, confidence and wellbeing through the power of art and creativity. Through his work with For Enjoyment he’s seen much success and recognition including becoming a two time finalist for the Culture Champion Award and the winner of Community Champion award in the Dumfries and Galloway Life Awards of 2021. He has produced artworks with many organisations across Scotland including one in partnership with Whizz-Kidz which is permanently installed in the First Minister of Scotland’s office. He supports many people from a diverse range of backgrounds into creative careers and helps them forge new paths into the wonderful world of the Arts.

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