Gardens and Plants, August 2012

Experimental drawing workshop with Mary Hooper at the Beacon, 67-68 St Mary's Terrace, Hastings TN34 3LS. Go to for downloadable map. 

Date: Saturday 18 August from 10am - 4.00pm

Cost and booking: £25 for SoCo members, £30 non members, to include refreshments and a light lunch. Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, please phone Judy on 01424 431305 or email

This is a drawing workshop experimenting withg drawing techniques, scale and materials, exploring the theme of plants and gardens. The walls of the studio at the Beacon will be lined with large sheets of Fabriano paper. Blocks of graphite and charcoall will be provided, but bring or make on the day your own brushes or pens, and bring any other materials you might want to use such as pastels, ink, pencils, etc.. There are no rules. We will make a large drawing as a collaborative process, with freedom to draw, paint and change or add to each others' work.

It is a challenging and exciting way to work, breaking drawing habits and inhibitions, allowing you the freedom to explore new techniques and learn from each other.