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Working with pen and pencil, learn fast and effective ways of recording scenes in the quiet picturesque village of Willersey, 5 mins drive from Broadway.  You will focus on ways of rapidly capturing the scene and how to improve your drawing skills.

Those attending will appreciate how to observe and create sketches as a record, or potentially as a springboard for a finished painting.

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.

Tim Fisher is a leading artist, author and popular art tutor.

Suitable for all abilities.

This workshop will be taking place in Willersey. Free parking on the main street, two pubs to choose from for lunch, or bring your own.

Tickets £70  (15 available)

Tickets go on sale through the website at 10am on 11th March, and 1 week earlier (4th March) for Benefactors of the festival who qualify for Priority Booking.

You can become a Benefactor for as little as £50 and support our Outreach Projects in doing so, applications are now open.


About Tim Fisher

Tim has won numerous awards for his work and created Fisher400 art paper, now used worldwide for soft pastel, mixed media and coloured pencil artists.

As an author he has three published books with Search Press with a fourth book due in August 2023 and writes regularly for the Leisure Painter.

Tim is an Editorial Consultant for the Leisure Painter magazine and works with Painters Online filming art videos and online art webinars.

Tim will be artist in residence at the 2023 Patchings Art Festival on behalf of The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines


Materials list:

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


An A4 spiral bound sketch pad containing white cartridge paper, with a firm backing (so you don’t have to carry a drawing board on the day).

Paper weight of 130 to 170GSM (good examples are Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, Seawhite).


Faber-Castell, Cretacolor, Berol or Staedler are all good (steer clear of cheap pencils that produce poor work).

Choose a 3B and 4B pencil to provide a good range of marks.

Other equipment

Fine black waterproof fibre tipped pen (0.3) such as a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Fine Tip.

Soft kneadable putty rubber.

Craft knife or scalpel.

Bring something to sit on if you prefer to sit whilst sketching.


The village pond in Willersey

Willersey Pond


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