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'Drawing from Life’ day

'Drawing from Life'' day with David Cemmick

'Drawing from Life'' day with David Cemmick

 £75 inc. a tasty lunch etc
Material Charges : n/a


 "To draw well, we must first learn to see well" . . . Observational Drawing Day with David Cemmick 

Wildlife artist David Cemmick has drawn from life all over the world. Be it animals on the move or an animal skull in the studio, but we must all learn to see our subjects before we can draw them.

Over this Observational Drawing day, David will guide students of all experience levels through the process of learning to see what we want to draw and how to render this in an accurate and lively way.

Working from natural forms in the studio observing animal skulls, taxidermy and objects from nature, students will explore techniques using pencil, charcoal, conte and biro.

Learning to draw well brings confidence, accuracy and strength to everything that follows.

Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Wed 2nd June 2021 

Typically this course runs with around 9-10  students. Suitable for all abilities including beginners.  There will be six single tables available. In addition, there will be two double tables, for those able to work in a bubble of two. Please book as appropriate and contact us if you are waiting as a single person, thank you.

Please bring: David will bring all source materials but you will be need to bring your own drawing materials/paper. A list of 'What to Bring' will be sent with your confirmation.

 About the artist:  David Cemmick has been a freelance artist since his first sell-out solo exhibition in 1974, at the age of nineteen. Over the past four decades he has travelled extensively, gathering field experience and documenting scientific expeditions in some of the world’s remotest habitats. He has painted the ethno medicinal plants of Madagascar for Dr David Bellamy’s Conservation Foundation, illustrated two books focusing on the endangered Kakapo Parrot and Black Robin and the ground breaking conservation work of the New Zealand Wildlife Service and studied coral and fish communities on Jamaica’s Morant Cays coral atoll, whilst painting under water.

These, and many other field expeditions, have helped fuel his deep respect and fascination for the animal world and given him the thirst to make ‘art’ from what he has seen in nature. Field sketches to finished paintings, sculptures in bronze and clay, figurative sculptures and café sketches are just some examples of the wide range of David’s work.

Living just outside the Lake District National Park, in the foothills of the Cumbrian Pennines of England, David is constantly inspired by the changing dramatic landscape and the abundance of nature he sees every day.

Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Wed 2nd June 2021 9:30 am £75 3

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Available places
Table for One person

Booking for one person

£75.00 1
Double Table for 2 persons

Booking for a two person table

£150.00 1
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria