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The Art of Charcoal

​Enjoy a day at the lovely location of the Footprint Building at St Catherine’s near Windermere, making your own charcoal and then using it to create drawings. As well as preparing and baking the wood to make charcoal, learn about the history of the ancient craft of charcoal making in the Windermere area. Discover the subtle marks and soft lines this medium can create as you draw from life, out and about in the woodland.

The morning will focus on making the charcoal using locally sourced wood-

  • Prepare wood ready for the kiln, removing the bark
  • Bake the wood

Develop skills to handle charcoal experimenting with line and painterly effects-

  • Create a tonal range in your drawing through blending
  • Use lifting out techniques to create lights
  • Develop observational skills, drawing from nature

The emphasis is very much on practical individual experience and you will be guided and supported throughout the day with Tutor led demonstrations, examples and discussions.

This course is run through the Brewery Arts centre Adult learning programme

Course Tutors: Karen Lester (artist) and Ro Thomas (Woodmatters)

Booking and more details via the Brewery Arts Centre website


Price: £75 Booking via Brewery Arts Centre (link above)

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