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Sketching in the Park

Saturdays - 28 May, 4 June and 11 June, 11am- 4pm

Get creative, explore and record the beautiful Japanese and old English gardens hidden in Calderstones Park. 

This sketching course is a mixed ability class suitable for practising artists who want to experience drawing in this unique location or beginners looking to learn useful skills to help record and celebrate the world around them. 


  • As a group, you will visit various parts of the park and choose different features to sketch, with demonstration and individual assistance from your tutor 
  • You will look at constructing landscapes; close-up observational drawings of natural forms such as trees, leaves and flowers; architectural features and how to deal with effects of light sources/dappling/shadows 
  • With your tutor you will discuss different approaches to your drawing, referencing a range of artists to provide context and pointers on how to deal with challenges 
  • You will do quick sketches capturing the essence of a subject as well as longer drawings focussing on detail 
  • Using coloured pencils to achieve colour variation and foundations for turning your sketches into paintings 
  • Group critique and feedback sessions 

Tutor: Madeleine Pires 

Dates: Saturdays 28 May,4 June and 11 June,11am- 4pm 

Cost: £125 for 3 day course 

To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660 

Materials: You will need to bring a set of drawing pencils, set of coloured pencils, erasers and an A4 or A3 sketchbook. 


Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Rd, Liverpool L18 3JB, UK

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