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Drawing for Beginners - Autumn 2016

Incomplete drawing of a boatshed at Arcachon Incomplete drawing of a boatshed at Arcachon

Always wanted to draw, but don't know where to start or thought you 'can't draw'?

Drawing is a skill that can be learnt by anyone with a little determination, practice and encouragement.

With some basic skills you could be enjoying a new, fascinating creative hobby and learning to see your surroundings in a new way. You can draw anywhere and it doesn't cost the earth!

This practical hands-on course will help you get to grips with line, tone, proportion and perspective.


The course will be informal and, I hope, fun. Most weeks there will be a short practical demonstration, followed by plenty of time to work at your own pace. We'll be working in just graphite pencil and black ink pen to give plenty of time to grasp the basics of drawing.

The main language will be English, but if you can forgive my French, I would welcome any French speakers.

Dates & Venue

The course will run for 10 weeks on a Tuesday morning from 09:30 to 12:30 with a short break for tea/coffee around 11:00.

The course will start on 27/9/2016 and finish on 29/11/16.

Unless outdoors, the venue will be Galerie JS (60 Rue St Pierre, Monflanquin). The gallery will be closed to the general public when the course is running. Tea and coffee will be provided, but if you prefer fruit/herbal teas etc, please bring whatever you prefer.


I've tried to keep materials to a minimum and realise that some people may want to bring or buy their own materials. If you wish, I can provide a 'kit' of materials at cost price (and you'll save postage if I order a few sets at the same time).

The 'kit' I would suggest would include a good quality drawing book as quality paper is one of the most crucial items:

  • 1 x Fabriano Venezia Harback Drawing Book, 23x30cm - 200gsm high quality drawing paper 48 sheets.
  • 5 x  Mars Lumograph Pencils: 6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H
  • 2 x Black Pigment Pensin in 0,3 mm & 0,7mm widths
  • 1 x pocket pencil sharpener with integral bin for shavings
  • 1 x kneadable putty rubber

The total for this set is 36€ - if any items are available at a lower price when the order is placed I will reimburse this later.

Course cost

To provide a good level of personal attention and to avoid overcrowding I am limiting the number of places to 10 people. The cost of the ten week course will be 100€ per person (equivalent to 10€ per week), payable in advance.

Places will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. To reserve your place, please either use the form below or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details. In case there are more requests than places, I'll keep a waiting list.

Any Questions?

Please call into the gallery or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To Reserve Your Place

Complete the form below or call in to the gallery or send us an email.

Please note that sending an email doesn't guarantee a place.


Galerie JS

prince noir monflanquin

Our art gallery is located in the picturesque medievel village of Monflanquin, in the heart of south-west France.

We sell our own paintings and handmade porcelain jewellery.


Find us / Trouvez-nous:


Quercy Local


Galerie JS

J. Sephton, 41 Place des Arcades, 47150 Monflanquin, France
SIREN: 81889029500012    Maison des Artistes (MDA) : SA29700


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