Workshops, Courses, Local Groups/Events

Listed below are various ways you can meet up and learn about coloured pencil. These are listed by geographical area starting in Scotland and moving southwards ending in Cornwall. We hope you can find something in your area.

If you are a UKCPS member and wish to add your colored pencil course/workshop or similar event to this page, contact the webmaster with details.

If you wish to attend any of the following, contact the artist to confirm venues and dates, we accept no responsibility for any errors.

Please note: the UKCPS does not currently vet the venues or artists as to their quality.


 

St Anne's Church Hall, Coupar Angus

LESLEY CRAWFORD UKCPS
One Monday afternoon per month 1-5pm - Drawing and painting for beginners and improvers.

Slade Studio, Carmyllie, Angus

LESLEY CRAWFORD UKCPS
Weekly classes on Wednesday mornings - Drawing & Painting

Contact Lesley : 01241 860382, website, lesleycrawford112@sky.com

 

Keswick, Cumbria
Regular workshops at The Pencil Museum. Check out their website.

Every third Saturday of the month
Local Pencil Art Group meeting monthly
10am to 2pm at The Quaker Meeting House (near Booths Supermarket), Keswick
Drawing, experimentation, learning new skills, mutual support, encouragement and 'show & tell'.
Contact: Barbara Murray chair@ukcps.co.uk or Zoe Ginty 07843416183

 

Dales Local Group, Ripon, N Yorkshire

LESLEY SHARMAN UKCPS - Local Group

Meetings held last Monday of each month 7.30-9.30pm

Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

 

St James's Church Lounge, Kirklands Lane, Baildon, W Yorkshire

LOCAL GROUP
Second Wednesday each month 7 - 9 pm
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

 

The New Hall, Bawtry, South Yorkshire

Sue Woffinden
Wednesdays - 9.30-12.30 - A small group doing botanical work, no tutor but help each other.

Call in or contact Sue on 07941 509871

 

The Art Room, Greenways, Wilkin Hill, Barlow, Dronfield. S18 7TE

SUE VIZE SBA
Thursdays - 10am to 4pm - £41 - Coloured Pencil or Graphite Pencil

May 22nd 2014 ~ Primary Colours using Coloured Pencil ~ Accept the challenge and have some fun. Create a botanical study of garden subjects using just the primary colours of yellow, red and blue - it can be done!
July 3rd 2014 ~ Beetles, Butterflies and Feathers on Black paper ~ Learn the techniques to draw fantastic feathers and iridescent insects on black paper using coloured pencil.
September 18th 2014 ~ Fuchsias and Late Summer Flowers ~ Study fabulous fuchsia's or choose from an array of flowers found in our gardens in late summer.
October 23rd 2014 ~ Pine Cones ~ Choose from an amazing array of pine cones - a real chance to brush up on your drawing skills

More details and contact information at Sue's website

 

Chesterfield, Derbys

STEP BY STEP ART GROUP - KAREN M BERISFORD
Every Friday 11am-2pm - Graphite Pencils, Soft Pastels, Coloured Pencil & Acrylic Paints

Also available via bookings only: 1 day and 5 week workshops.

Bonsall Court community Centre, Off Bowness Road
Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8AW

For more information:
Chesterfield Arts Group website
Karen's website
 

Attenborough Village Hall, Notts. 

SUE VIZE SBA
Tuesday class 7-9 pm weekly - Botanical illustration, all levels welcome

The WI Hall, 1 Main Street, Lowdham, Nottingham

SUE VIZE SBA
Sundays - 10am to 4pm - £33 - Coloured Pencil or Graphite Pencil

22nd June 2014 ~ Roses, Roses, Roses!
14th September 2014 ~ Fuchsias ~ Leaves with Nibbles, Conkers and Blackberries
9th November 2014 ~ Winter Garden
7th December 2014 ~ Christmas Workshop

Long Eaton Art Room, 29-31 Lime Grove, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4LD

SUE VIZE SBA
Saturdays - 10am to 4pm - £35 - Coloured Pencil or Graphite Pencil

Saturday workshops:
17th May 2014 - Early Summer Flowers
6th September 2014 - Drawn to Plants
22nd November 2014 - Winter Flowers, Seed Pods, Berries and Pine Cones

Also regular courses. More details and booking information at Sue's website

 

Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Notts, NG14 6NU - website

See our marquee at the Patchings Festival, 5-8th June 2014. Meet other members, have a go and demos.

 

East Leake, Loughborough

ROBIN BORRETT UKCPS

Robin Borrett is running Coloured Pencil Workshops in his home village of East Leake near Loughborough, Leicestershire. Most sessions run for eight weeks on a Monday morning from 9.30 until 12.00. Evening workshops also run for eight weeks and are held on Wednesdays from 7.00pm until 9.00pm.The workshops are for beginners and those with more experience.

17th May 2014
2nd August 2014
East Leake Parish Church
Coloured Pencil Workshop 10am to 4.30pm

Monday workshops are held in the Methodist Church, Main Street, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6PG.

Wednesday workshops are held in the East Leake Leisure Centre, Lantern Lane, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6QN.

For further information contact Robin on 01509 856940 or email robin.borrett@talktalk.net.

 

Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury

LOCAL GROUP
Last Monday each month 14:00 - 16:00
Drawing, experimentation, show & tell
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information


RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

UKCPS Annual Open International Exhibition - 28th April-10th May 2014

3rd May 2014 - Coloured Pencil Demonstration by Malcolm Cudmore UKCPS
10th May 2014 - Coloured Pencil Demonstration by Morryce Maddams UKCPS

Winterbourne House and Gardens, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston , Birmingham, B15 2RT

Sunday 27th April 2014 - 9.45am-4.00pm

UKCPS Members: Jo Lloyd and Jane Wilkes
An Introduction To Coloured Pencils using botanical subjects

More info and how to book

Rugby, Warwickshire

VICTORIA PARSONS - DRAWING CLASSES/COURSES
New term begins in September each year. Weekly 2hr drawing  classes. Instruction in using all drawing mediums. All subjects covered.
Drawing and Painting Wildlife
All classes are suitable for beginners, improvers, and the more experienced
for more information and contact details see Victoria's website.

Kinver, South Staffs

MO AWKATI - website

16 April 2014 : Creative Coloured Pencil Techniques
7 May 2014 : Derwent Inktense Workshop

Farncombe Estate, Worcestershire, UK - website

JONATHAN NEWEY UKCPS - website

5 July 2014 : Sketching with Watercolour pencils
6 July 2014 : Still Life with Watercolour pencils

Knuston Hall, Wellingborough, NN29 7EU - website

PETER WEATHERILL UKCPS - website
27th March 2014 - Coloured Pencil Basics
28th March 2014 - Coloured Pencils Intermediate - Buildings & Perspective.

JONATHAN NEWEY UKCPS - website
14-16 April 2014 - British Fungi and Insects in Coloured Pencil
16-18 April 2014 - Small British Mammals with Coloured Pencil

 

Rushden & Wellingborough

LOCAL GROUP
1st & 3rd Thursdays each month (not summer) 9:00 - 12:30
Drawing, experimentation, show & tell
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

 

Church Lench, Nr. Evesham, Worcs

JUDITH SELCUK

14th April 2014: Have a go day: try different Derwent coloured pencils. Taster day with all equipment supplied
12th May 2014: Drawing animals to proportion
9th June 2014: drawing the horse in coloured pencil. bring your own equipment
7th July 2014: Ink and pencil drawing day. Images and equipment supplied
8th September 2014: Perspective drawing, image supplied
20th October 2014: Paint your pet in Gouache or acrylics, bring your own paint and canvas or paper

See Judith's website for more info and contact details.

 

Bedford

DAVID LEWRY SWSBA
St James Church Barn, Biddenham, near Bedford, MK40 4AS

All Day Saturday Workshops 10am-3.30pm £25

All workshops include a full step-by-step demonstration onto a large overhead screen, templates and printed instructions.

Saturday 26th April 2014
Portrait in Coloured Pencil - This workshop will cover how to get a likeness and realistic colours in a portrait.

Saturday 10th May 2014
Blondie - David's own Border Collie provides the inspiration for this delightful dog portrait. Students can choose to draw their own dog or puppy as an alternative.

Saturday 14th June 2014
Traction Engine - Steam and bright shiny surfaces are all tackled in this powerful composition.

Saturday 28th June 2014
Dolphins - A pair of dolphins skimming through the waves is a great subject for coloured pencils.

David's website - phone 07706650456

 

Milton Keynes

LOCAL GROUP
3rd Tuesday each month 10:00 - 15:00
Drawing, experimentation, show & tell
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0BD - website

JONATHAN NEWEY UKCPS
8th February 2014 - Sketching techniques with Watercolour pencil.

 

Reading, Berks

JONATHAN NEWEY UKCPS

Crescent Community Centre, Lower Earley, Reading, RG2 9BE

23rd May 2014 - Pet Portraits in Watercolour Pencil

Please see Jonathan's website for more information and details of his other courses

 

Art Trading Company studio, 36a Earsham Street, Bungay (website)

MALCOLM CUDMORE UKCPS

17th May 2014 - Metallic Surfaces and Reflections
12th July 2014 - Portraits
6th September 2014 – Buildings with Character
22nd November – Storytelling and Still Life

Saturday one day courses, 10.30am to 4.30pm - booking via Art Trading Company

See Malcolm's blog for details and contact info

 

East Bergholt, Suffolk

LOCAL GROUP
1st Tuesday each month from 10.30am
Informal get together
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

 

Colchester, Essex

JANIE PIRIE UKCPS SBA
Regular workshops and courses at Janie's studio set in an acre of garden overlooking Dedham Vale or outside in the local area.

More information at her website

 

East Clandon Village Hall, Surrey (4 miles east of Guildford)

LOCAL GROUP
2nd Monday each month, 2-4pm
Starting 10th September 2012
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

 

Hassocks, W Sussex

LOCAL GROUP
Fridays - non term times 10:00 - 16:00
Drawing, experimentation, show & tell
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

 

Saltings, Windmill Field, Bosham, W Sussex, PO18 8LH

GAYNOR DICKESON SBA - website

April 15-16 - Spring bulbs at last - Irises, crocuses,etc. Colour pencil or watercolour.
April 25 - Sketchbook - learning to use a sketchbook as prep for a botanical study. Colour pencil, watercolour or graphite.
May 29-31 - A page of flower heads from the garden. Colour pencil, watercolour or graphite.
June 17-19 - How difficult can roses really be? Colour pencil, watercolour or graphite.
Jul 31-Aug 1 - Fruit & Veg or Strawberries & cream. Colour pencil, watercolour or graphite.
Sep 2-4 - Hedgerow produce - those colours! Colour pencil, watercolour.
Oct 1-2 - Botanical art in pen & ink - not dots! Pen& Ink. Materials extra £6.50
Nov 14-16, 2014 - Autumn colours. Colour pencil, watercolour.

 

Hampshire

JULIE LONGDON

H&M Fine Art Studio, Locksheath SO31 6DX

List to be published.

Stubbington, nr. Portsmouth

26th April 2014 - Cheetah in Pastel
28th June 2014 - Kingfisher in coloured pencil

More details at Julie's website

 

Bournemouth, Dorset

JONATHAN NEWEY UKCPS

Boscombe Spa Hotel, Bournemouth, BH5 1HR - website and booking

11/12 January 2014 : Winter Scenes in watercolour pencils
23-26 March 2014: Still Life with watercolour pencils
14-17 June 2014: Drawing & Painting with watercolour pencils.
17-20 August 2014: Sketching with watercolour pencils.
6-10 October 2014 : Autumn and Winter Scenes with watercolour pencils

 

Devizes, Wiltshire

ANN SWAN SBA

Ann holds regular workshops at her studio in Devizes and around the UK and Europe, please see her website for latest information. These are popular so you need to book early.

 

Chippenham, Wiltshire

LOCAL GROUP
'The Coloured Ring' Pencil Group
Beacon Centre (Methodist Church Hall), Sheldon Road, Chippenham
2nd and 4th Friday each month, 10am-12
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

 

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

LOCAL ART GROUP - CP members welcome
Banwell Village Hall, Tuesday mornings.

Contact UKCPS member Kathy Dennett via webmaster@ukcps.co.uk

 

Mark, Somerset

PAULINE LONGLEY UKCPS and BEV LEWIS UKCPS

8th March 2014 - The Village Hall, Vole Road, Mark, Somerset, TA9 4NY (nr J22 of M5)
Passion for Pencils workshop - including the use of other pencils with cp as mixed media, eg graphite, aquarelle, pastel pencils, charcoal pencils etc.
See leaflet for more details

Contact: pauline@paulinelongley.co.uk

 

Cheddar, Somerset

LOCAL GROUP
Alternate Wednesday mornings.
Contact localgroups@ukcps.co.uk for more information

 

St Austell, Cornwall 

JULIE HOCKIN

Courses run on alternate Saturdays Sept-Dec then Jan-June 

Drawing for the Doubtful / Painting for the Petrified

Tel : 07799294280

 

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