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14 Apr

Sketching from Automotive History

Sketching Workshop for Beginners
10.30AM - 4.30PM
£50 per person

Sales have now ended. 

If you are still interested we are running another Sketching from Automotive History workshop on Saturday 20 October. 
Please click here to find out more.

Build confidence in your drawing by joining this beginner sketching class with Richard Cook.

Discover a range of valuable techniques for producing a car study from start to finish while exploring tone and composition. Participants will learn how to capture the character and true likeness of their chosen car or section of a car, bringing their artwork to life!

The workshop will be led by Richard Cook, a recently retired art teacher and accomplished pencil sketcher with many years’ experience.

Course Content

  • Basic drawing hints and tips - how to get the most out of a pencil!
  • Rules of basic composition and finding a new angle.
  • Ways of drawing metal and painted textures such as polished and matt surfaces.
  • Individual tuition/pointers designed to improve your drawing.

Workshop level:  Beginner
Group Size:  Max.10 tickets
Workshop times: Saturday 14 April 10.30am to 4.30pm

What to bring with you


  • A range of 4 or 5 pencils, ideally H through to 6b or 9b.
  • Erasers - kneadable and plastic.
  • 80gm sketch pad, thin paper to cover drawings.

Desirable but not essential:

  • Camera for photo-reference
  • Small foldable tripod seat or pad to sit on
  • Textured drawing pad 150gms or heavier or coloured sketchpad


£50 per person and includes course, morning coffee and entry to the Museum.
Please note: lunch is not provided but there is a café, or you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

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Book online below or call 01926 649649, Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm £2.50 admin fee applies to phone bookings.


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