National Civil War Centre

Art Skills Drawing Club

Every third Saturday of the month (until 16th March), 1pm to 3pm

Suitable for beginners and beyond, join Artist in Residence Vanessa Stone to use some of the museum’s objects and Vanessa’s own quirky artefacts as inspiration for creative drawing. All materials provided and booking essential. Age 18+

Saturday 18th November: Exploiting pencils

A pencil drawing of church roofs

Vanessa will help you to look at all the different ways a humble pencil can make marks and effects.



Saturday 16th December: Composition

A colourful chalk picture of a window ledge with flower pots and a small bust looking out over red and white market stalls

Focusing on its use in planning art works, and tricks to apply it to observational drawing.



Saturday 20th January: Resist Techniques

An expressive, colourful artwork of foliage in various shades of creates

Discover techniques to create contrast and texture, using wax crayons and masking fluid.



Saturday 17th February: Gouache vs acrylic

Colourful paintings of flowers and kites

Look at how much gouache and acrylic differ so much and how to use them.



Saturday 16th March: Let’s get inky

An ink picture of yellow flowers and foliage
Embracing the fluid qualities of drawing ink.