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

Have you bought some materials, but lack the confidence to get them out of the wrapper?

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

Now in its 8th year, the beginners drawing course has helped many people discover a new pastime or re-awaken their enthusiasm.

Whether you’re a complete beginner, looking to return to art or would like to practise with a group, I hope this course will be both helpful and enjoyable.

Some work from previous course members:

About the course

The course will be informal and, I hope, fun. There is usually a short presentation or practical demonstration, followed by plenty of time to work at your own pace. There is a progressive structure, so each week aims to introduce different things to try out.

We'll look at basics such as proportion, shading, perspective and still-life, working in pencil, graphite, ink and charcoal to give plenty of time to grasp the basics of drawing and try out new materials..

The main language is English, but if they can forgive my French, I would welcome any French speakers.

Dates & Times

The course will run for 6 weeks on a Tuesday afternoon from 13:30 to 16:30 with a short break for tea/coffee around 15:00. The course will start on 24/10/2023 and finish on 28/11/2023.


All paper and drawing materials will be provided. You are of course welcome to bring any of your own materials should you wish. Some easels will be available for those who prefer to work with one, but if you have your own please bring it along.

Venue & cost

The venue is a spacious, bright, comfortable room in Monflanquin, close to Galerie JS. Tea and coffee will be provided, but if you prefer fruit/herbal teas etc, please bring whatever you prefer. There is ample free parking within a short walking distance.

To provide a high level of personal attention, the number of places is limited to 8 people.

The cost of the six week course is 110€ per person, payable at the first session and includes all tuition, paper/pens as mentioned above and refreshments. We accept cash, cheques and most payment cards.

To reserve a place (or request more information)

Please complete the form below (if you have any problems with the form, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Please note that sending an email doesn’t guarantee a place. I will reply as soon possible to confirm. Places are allocated on a 'first come, first served" basis. To be viable, the course needs a minimum of 5 people. In the event that there are more requests than places, I’ll keep a waiting list.

All details above are accurate at the time of writing (September 2023), but are subject to change.

This course has now finished