Treefrog Art runs drawing courses for adults and Art Clubs and holiday sessions for children.
Learn to Draw: Upstairs at the Townhouse
A drawing course for adults on Thursday mornings from 9.30am-11.30am, which began in Autumn 2018. These sessions are suitable for beginners, as well as those who haven’t drawn for some time. Working in the upstairs bar at The Townhouse in a small , friendly group we consider line, scale, tone, gravity, depth, light and shade, and use pen, pencil, graphite, charcoal and ink to create drawings from observation.
£15 per session. Coffee or tea, served by The Townhouse, is included in the price.
After School Art Clubs
On Mondays, after school, I run a Year 2 Art Club at Petersfield Infant School. On Wednesdays and Fridays I run a Year 3-6 club at Herne Junior School. I work with small groups of children, exploring lots of different ways to be creative and looking at the history of art as we go. We collage, draw, cut, dye, make marbled paper, paint and weave… We use toiling foil, pens, oil pastels, glue, bottle tops, buttons, feathers, liquid watercolour…. Children at the junior school are all given a sketchbook, and are encouraged to fill it! The sessions are fun, and designed to encourage children to use their imagination while learning new skills. Most weeks the children produce something to take home, although they also make collaborative displays, which are shown in the school and the community.
In February half term 2018, I worked with a small group of 8-10 year olds at Petersfield’s Physic Garden exploring different ways of drawing from observation using pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, chalk and wax resist. Learning about scale, texture and quality of line, the children drew individually and collaboratively, being challenged to ‘really see’. In just three consecutive morning sessions everyone gained confidence in their drawing, and produced a lot of very impressive work.
I now regularly run holiday sessions at this beautiful venue.