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Working with pen, pencil or charcoal learn fast and effective ways of recording scenes in a landscape setting in and around the picturesque village of Broadway.

Artists will focus on ways of capturing the scene and honing drawing skills. Those attending will appreciate how to observe, interpret and create sketches as a record, or potentially as the springboard for a finished painting.

The emphasis is to travel light, with the minimal number of materials needed to capture the subject rapidly and effectively.

This day long course is ideal for those who wish to improve their drawing skills through new ways of working and thinking about the sketching process.

Returning after sell-out workshops at the last festival, Tim Fisher is a leading artist, author and popular art tutor.
Since the launch of his career Tim has been a finalist in the Daily Mail “Not the Turner Prize” competition and has won numerous other art awards.
Tim writes regularly for the Leisure Painter and has recently become one of the Editorial Consultants for the magazine. As an author, he has completed three art books for the publisher Search Press.

Tim will also be running an additional workshop the following day introducing colour. The optional day 2 will build upon the learning points of the previous day, looking at recording the scene in ink and wash, using either watercolour or coloured pencil to complete the scene. This second day is for those who wish to get a better grasp of the watercolour process though loose and lively sketching.

Tim has had many years experience working this way and is generous in sharing his skills and knowledge with students of all abilities who attend.

Participants can opt to book just this day long workshop, day 2 or both.

Suitable for all abilities
This workshop will start and end at the Ticket Office next to the village green but will sited in various locations (on the move) around the village during the day.

Limited to 12 participants
£65pp per day

Tickets go on sale to the general public through the website at 10am on Friday 9th April and to Benefactors of the festival 1 week earlier at 10am on Good Friday.

Materials list


An A4 spiral bound pad containing white cartridge paper.
Two or three 8” x10” loose sheets of tinted pastel paper or sugar paper.


Quality varies enormously and will have a direct effect on the success of the sketch. Cheap pencils produce poor work.

A selection of good brands are; Faber-Castell, Cretacolor, Berol or Staedler. Choose a 2,3 and 4B pencil to provide a good range of marks.

Other equipment:

A few sticks of willow charcoal or black conté stick
Fine black waterproof fibre tipped pen (0.3) I use a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Fine Tip A drawing board if using loose sheets
Clips or tape to hold work to board
Soft kneadable putty rubber
Craft knife or scalpel


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