Visual Art

Elements of Drawing

From: £70.00

Sat, 23 JULY 2022

10:00 – 16:00

Exploring sketching and drawing with a focus on still life and landscapes.

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A day of discovery through drawing.

During this workshop the nuts and bolts of drawing will be explored. If you’ve ever wanted to get started with sketching and drawing and didn’t know where to begin – this course will be perfect for you. Focusing on still life and landscape, many of the essentials of drawing practice will be explored.

A meditative and mindful approach to drawing and a deep focus on the enjoyment of the process will be the main objectives of the day.

Perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to refine their practice.

About the Day

Elements of Drawing will run from 10am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.


10.00 Introduction and refreshments

10.30 Demonstration and exploration of the grounds practicing various drawing methods

11.30 Demonstration followed by development of the morning’s working drawings.

1.00 Lunch

1.45 Demonstration and how to break down a still life session.

3.00 Wind down and discussion session; a chance to focus on positive outcomes and benefits of creativity

4.00 Finish

Essential Information

We will supply all equipment.

We will be working in and amongst vegetation in the grounds so suitable clothing for being outdoors will be required, waterproof clothing if the weather is inclement.  If any participants have any particular specialist needs regarding seating or mobility we will need to know before the course so as to make the workshop suitable.

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

Please note our cancellation policy.

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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