I offer flexible hands on drawing workshops in comfortable surroundings with a maximum of 5 people, during which you will be able to experiment and develop your skills in using coloured pencils to draw realistic animal eyes, fur, feathers and skin depending which workshop you choose.
You will learn the layering techniques involved in using coloured pencils, which can be adapted in your own drawings to the level of detail and colour that you want to achieve. I will demonstrate and teach you the techniques I use and you will be provided with pre-outlined paper to practise the techniques yourself with guidance from myself.
if you are working on a current picture please bring it along and I will be happy to advise you.
My workshops are suitable for all levels of drawing ability/experience whether you are a complete beginner just starting to draw or you are already drawing but would like to take your art one step further. My workshops are also ideal for those who would like to try a different medium along with others in a supportive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
You do not need to buy Faber-Castell watercolour pencils especially for the workshop, as you will be given a set of colours you will be using for the workshop. All the paper needed is provided, along with a sketch board to work on.
Each workshop will commence promptly at 10:00am so please arrive by 9:30am for tea/coffee and biscuits before the workshop starts so you can meet the other students. A lunch of delicious sandwiches and dessert is included and tea/coffee and biscuits will also be provided during the day.
A minimum of 3 people need to book for each workshop to go ahead (if not the workshop will be re-scheduled to a more convenient date)
Gift Vouchers for my workshops, an ideal present, are available from my website
- Future Tuition:
- ''How to Draw Realistic Animal Skin'
- 'How to Draw Realistic Animal Eyes'
- 'How to Draw Realistic Animal Fur' View All
Following the Discovery of a natural talent for painting and drawing, Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman has met with acclaim for her animal paintings and drawings.
Entirely self taught, she finds that using Faber-Castell colour pencils is the most effective media for achieving the fine details in her drawings. For her paintings, Frances also works in oils and acrylics.
To Frances the most challenging aspect of her work is capturing eye expression, the life and soul of her pictures.
Frances is a member of 'TWASI' The Wildlife Art Society International, 'MIWAS' Marwell International Wildlife Art Society, 'SOFA' Society of Feline Artists and shows her work at their annual and regional exhibitions.
Frances is also a member of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and is involved in fundraising activities on the conservation of wildlife.
Frances is a regular Artist in Residence at Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucestershire, and hold workshops at NIA.
Drawing workshops are held by Frances in Cheltenham, full details can be found on Frances's website.
Wildlife artist Frances Whitman is showing work in the following exhibitions
- Future Exhibitions:
- The Wildlife Art Society International Exhibition
In 2008 Frances was delighted to win an award for her drawing of a tiger entitled 'Hypnotized' at the 10th Annual Exhibition of the Marwell International Art Society, the world's largest exhibition of wildlife art, which was held at Marwell Zoo.
Simon King, the multi award-winning wildlife cameraman, film-maker and television star of BBC's 'Big Cat Diary' and 'Springwatch' opened the exhibition and presented the Awards.
In 2009 Frances was thrilled to win the Simon Combes Award for the Best African picture in the show at the Wildlife Art Society International Exhibition 2009 held at Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth Gloucester. Frances was presented with her award by Susie Combes.
Coloured Pencil, Watercolour Pencil
Animals, Pet Portrait, Wildlife