Join us to explore drawing, painting and printmaking.

What you’ll cover

You’ll get the chance to try a range of techniques and materials, experimenting with:

Drawing and Painting – These sessions are a great way to learn about drawing and painting. You will use all sorts of materials from pencils and charcoal, ink and paint, wire and string, watered down clay and tape- you might even draw using a torch.

Printmaking – This is a great opportunity to explore colour and pattern in exciting ways. You will learn how to develop your skills from simple printmaking techniques to using the University’s professional printing presses.

Themes we’ll cover

We’ll explore colour through printmaking, collage & paint
We’ll do drawing in 2D
We’ll explore texture using a variety of methods
We’ll explore scale using drawing and printmaking

What you’ll do

We’ll start each day with a drawing session, because we think drawing is vital to most art & design disciplines, before moving on to the subject of the day
Each session offers a thorough ‘hands on’ experience of different art and design disciplines
We’ll look at the work of contemporary artists as well as artists from the past
Besides the techniques and equipment we’ve mentioned, you’ll broaden your understanding of what it means to be a professional artist or designer. You’ll also learn quite a lot about yourself (like what you’re especially good at, and what inspires you), and you’ll certainly gain loads of confidence. You’ll also go back to school with exciting new skills!

What facilities will you use?

You’ll work in our fantastic and well equipped facilities at the Blenheim Walk Building. Click here for a virtual tour of our University.

Who will your tutor be?

Lucy Bates is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art (BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking) and Camberwell College of Art, London (MA Drawing). She specialises in drawing, painting and printmaking, and is also interested in creating object-based pieces using various media and processes. Alongside the studio Lucy has extensive experience of designing and leading visual art workshops and projects with all ages and in a range of settings, including schools, colleges, and hospitals. 

What do you need to bring?

We’ll provide all the materials you’ll need though you may wish to bring a snack and a drink for the break.


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Booking will close Friday 3rd November 2017

  • 4th November 2017 - 2nd December 2017

    Saturdays 1:00pm-3:30pm

    5 days


  • Blenheim Walk, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ (Get Directions)
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