Domestic Animals in Charcoal

Domestic Animals in Charcoal


Tutor: Bex Gouverneur

Dates Available: 

  • 29 - 30 October 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)

  • 19 - 20 January 2019 (FULLY BOOKED)

  • 29 - 30 June 2019 *NEW DATE*

2 day course: 10am - 4pm

Our beloved pets are a source of inspiration to us all and during this two day course, animal artist Bex Gouverneur will guide you through the process of capturing their personality and character in a detailed charcoal study whilst teaching you a variety of unusual charcoal techniques.

The course will be broken into two parts over the two days leading to the completion of a detailed charcoal study of your chosen domestic animal (both dogs and cats will be discussed during the sessions). 

On the first day you will learn about the range of different techniques which can be used to create many of the effects we will need to use in our work.  There will be several short demonstrations where we will explore mark making and manipulation of our materials including rendering of fur, skin textures, ears and the illusive glint in the eyes!  You will also be shown a range of drafting techniques which cover all ability levels, from which you can then select the most suitable for yourself before beginning the drafting stage.

Day two will be focused on the creation of your own drawing, putting into practice and refining the techniques learnt on day one, this day will consist primarily of guided individual work.  There will be a large range of photographic images available for you to work from but students are also encouraged to bring along photographs of their own pets to work from.  If you wish to bring your own image(s), please contact us prior to the course so we can help guide you on choosing the most suitable image.

This course is suitable for all abilities.

Materials Fee:

A full materials pack can be bought direct from the artist on the day for £25.  This will include everything you need to partake in the course and will allow you to continue at home.  Alternatively, a fee of £5 will apply if you instead wish to loan the equipment and materials for the duration of the course.

“I thought the standard of teaching was very high. At no point did I feel ignorant and I learnt a huge amount. I felt very encouraged as well as inspired.”

“Excellent venue and excellent tutor!”

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