Drawing Course

Due to the high demand for our drawing course on Saturday 4th August and Sunday 5th August 2018 with Carole Massey we are repeating it on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd September 2018.

Drawing course – FULLY BOOKED


Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 2018

Tutor: Carole Massey Cost: £195 (includes refreshments and a light lunch with wine)

Pay: £50 deposit to reserve your place

Using Pencils, pen and charcoal plus water soluble pencils.

Carole aims to help you kick start or improve your basic drawing ability, enabling you to become proficient artists. This 2 day course, for beginners and improvers will be split between studio based exercises, learning how to measure accurately, add shading and tackle perspective to sketching figures and boat “en plein air” in Aldeburgh (weather permitting). Carole will show you many basic drawing techniques using pencil, pen and charcoal to aid your observational skills and drawing technique. She will also cover how to use a wide range of water soluble media (water soluble graphite pencils, Graphitint and water soluble coloured pencils and blocks (e.g Derwent inktense).

Look out for Carole’s latest book “Drawing for the Absolute Beginner” to be published early
in 2018 by Search Press Ltd.


Recent Reviews

  • Thank you for another fabulous course with Ake – I came away with an incredible amount of work for such a short space of time,much of it work of a kind I didn’t even know I could do! But Ake’s super-encouraging and generous approach liberates me to have a go at anything without worrying about failure, which is often the biggest hurdle for students.

  • This has been an excellent two days – lovely studio Lesley and first class tuition Carole.

  • Excellent course and tutor which I have enjoyed.

  • It was a great workshop, well organised and friendly – a stroll to a nice restaurant in the High Street at lunchtime, the good luck to paint on the beach on a sunny day and, most important of all, an inspiring tutor who offered masses of encouragement and guidance. I shall certainly come back again.

  • Please keep doing these courses. I love them. Thank you so much.

  • Ake was so encouraging and has a lovely way with people. Helped build my confidence and gave me many ideas for future projects.

  • It could be impossible to improve on perfection – which the course was – would recommend them to anyone as long as they didn’t take my place.

  • I really enjoyed the weekend.