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Illustration Workshop

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Karen

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will run an hour and a half illustration workshop from my studio situated on Scarborough's West Pier. We will look at different illustrators work and then you will create your own illustration based on the style of Quentin Blake. You may wish to use the wonderful scenery of the surrounding harbour and bay for inspiration!
We will look at different art materials and how to use them. The focus will be on using watercolour paints and ink, this being in keeping with the style of Quentin Blake. This is also a fun and easy to use medium to work with so it will not be too daunting for the un-confident participant. I like to encourage imagination and can be flexible to learning abilities. This workshop is all age friendly (except toddlers) and can be adapted to different age and skill levels. I have an enhanced DBS check, however any children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum group number is 5
Other things to note
Pay and display parking is available on sight. There are a small amount of stairs to reach my studio.
I will run an hour and a half illustration workshop from my studio situated on Scarborough's West Pier. We will look at different illustrators work and then you will create your own illustration based on the style of Quentin Blake. You may wish to use the wonderful scenery of the surrounding harbour and bay for inspiration!
We will look at different art materials and how to use them. The focus will be on using watercolour paints and ink, th…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Wide range of herbal teas, the obligatory Yorkshire tea, coffee
  • Equipment
    I will provide all the necessary art materials
From $28
/ person
Thu, Dec 3
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$28 per person
$28 per person
Thu, Dec 3
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$28 per person
$28 per person
Fri, Dec 4
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$28 per person
$28 per person

Meet your host, Karen

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a freelance artist working in illustration and ceramics. I have held a BA in ceramics and Art & Design for 10 years and have also been working with illustration since graduating. I have 9 years experience delivering workshops with various Museums Trusts, working in Schools, Museums and Art Galleries. I have developed and delivered a range of workshops covering various different aspects of art and design and I have a broad range of skills.
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Where you'll be

The workshop will be run from my scenic artists studio on Scarborough's West Pier. However, depending on weather or an individuals desire, there is the potential for a few portable art materials to be taken outside to work fully within the scenic environment of Scarborough's South Bay beach

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Rob
November 2019
Karen was very warm and made us welcome with coffee etc., she has a beautiful cozy studio and a deep knowledge of what she is trying to teach. We went with very little confidence and she helped us practice and then produce a lovely piece of artwork to take away and treasure. The intimate nature of the space and her help made the whole experience very enjoyable and feel to be extremely good value. We would do this again.
Karen was very warm and made us welcome with coffee etc., she has a beautiful cozy studio and a deep knowledge of what she is trying to teach. We went with very little confidence…
Barry
October 2019
Karen was great and very attentive , we have an 11 year old who normally loses interest after 5mins , but Karen kept him fuelled with ideas and inspiration enough to keep his attention for 2hrs . This indeed is a miracle . Great location . Great Teacher. Great experience .
Karen was great and very attentive , we have an 11 year old who normally loses interest after 5mins , but Karen kept him fuelled with ideas and inspiration enough to keep his atten…
Helen
October 2020
What a wonderful surprise of an afternoon. A real treat.
Lesley
August 2020
As complete novices, Karen put us at ease. She brought the best out of us and didn’t laugh at our efforts !
Tom
August 2020
Fantastic workshop. Karen was brilliant and myself and my daughter loved it

Choose from available dates

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  • Thu, Dec 3
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $28 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $28 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $28 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $28 per person
  • Sat, Dec 5
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $28 per person
  • Sat, Dec 5
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $28 per person
  • Sun, Dec 6
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $28 per person
  • Sun, Dec 6
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $28 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.