Drawing “Lyra” in Graphite – 4 Week Online Workshop

Venue, Timing, Cost

Online - Zoom
Saturday, 17 April, 2021 to Saturday, 8 May, 2021

Basic Information

Four week workshop consisting of 2 hrs per session, 10:00-12:00 GMT Saturday mornings on: 17/04/21, 24/04/21, 01/05/21, 08/05/21. If you miss any sessions each one is recorded and can be downloaded and replayed* after the live event.

Workshop Fees

Basic Ticket: four sessions live event & recording* – £64 per person

Advanced Ticket: four sessions live event & recording* plus detailed written critique on your work via email at the end of the course – £84 per person

Max 20 spaces available

The workshop will take place on Zoom, please ensure your device can run the software before registering. *You can join the session live and/or re watch the recording for 7 days after the event. You will be able to talk, discuss and ask questions during the live sessions, options for individual critique following the live session are available as above. This course is non-refundable.


This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate level students who are looking for a more structured way to develop their drawing skills. The workshop will be led in a draw-along style where we will work through the process of an entire drawing from start to finish using the attached cat image as reference. There will be smaller “learning tasks” as we go to practice new techniques before applying them to our main drawing. I am happy to accommodate keen pupils of secondary school age and above.

Using the grid technique to achieve an accurate contour drawing
Creating a range of tones with graphite pencil
Achieving accurate tones
Avoiding graphite shine
Drawing fur and creating fur textures
Materials List

Printer (or access to one) to print out reference images and task sheets
Drawing paper (I draw on Daler Rowney Heavyweight Smooth cartridge paper)
Set of drawing pencils (H to 6B)
Pencil sharpener
Tissues (preferably clean!)
Tortillon/paper stumps for blending
Small soft bristled brush for blending (I use make up brushes but watercolour brushes also work!)
Putty Rubber
Tombow Mono Zero Eraser
Mars Lumograph BLACK pencil (6B & 8B)
Embossing tool, toothpick or empty biro

To register please visit my website: https://bexarts.square.site/shop

Submitted by

Becky Gouverneur