Perfect for building your artistic confidence and discovering the talent you may not have known you have. Suitable for beginners and improvers
- in both art and in pencil or pastels - these workshops will give you the confidence and skills to draw or paint a wide variety of subjects. Packed with expert tips and techniques, these workshops are designed to help you find and develop your own style, and to feel confident to continue making art at home.
Learn to Draw
These relaxed and informative workshops are suitable for beginners and improvers, and are designed to build confidence with a step by step approach. You will explore shading techniques, discover the secrets of accurate observation and receive personalised support as you develop your own artistic style.
Perfect for building your drawing confidence and discovering the talent you may not have known you have.
Painting in Soft Pastels
These fun one day workshops are suitable for beginners and improvers, and will teach you the foundations of painting in soft pastels. Explore the materials, discover how to get the effects that you want, and realise the potential of pastels as a medium for both loose and expressive as well as more finely detailed artwork.
'A wonderful day! So well taught. The encouragement was so helpful. A sense of achievement and good dynamics in the group. Thank you!'
'Thank you so much for the drawing course today, it was very, very enjoyable and I learned such a lot. I think the course was wonderfully balanced and your instructions were very clear. Can't wait for the next one!'
'Brilliant. Very relaxed. Tamsin is a natural teacher'
'Crammed full of tried and tested techniques - eminently do-able - like magic! I didn't even stop for lunch!'
'The structure of the programme is excellent, gradually overcoming hesitancy and leading one to confidence'
'Absolutely brilliant - it's restored my faith in drawing and I can't wait to do some more'
'I loved all of it - an uplifting, interesting, absorbing, even therapeutic day!'
'I really really thank you Tamsin for restoring my hope in myself, I believed I wasn't good enough. I now feel comfortable going forwards and pursuing art as a studied form.'
'Tamsin is an amazing teacher because she makes you realise that it's not that 'you can't draw' but that you have never been shown how to do it'
'Oh wow Tamsin what can I say, today's workshop was THE BEST. I haven't done anything like this before and I loved it. Well worth doing. And to meet such lovely people was a bonus. Thank you so very much. Big smiley face :-) '
'Thank you Tamsin for an amazing and most enjoyable four hours'
'Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the workshop and how much I learned - learning to draw doesn't seem impossible after all.'
'Tamsin makes you believe you can draw - and it seems we all can! Brilliant, thank you'
'Thank you so much Tamsin! I think you have just helped to open up a whole new avenue in my life!'
'Excellent tutor! This has been a great experience - I loved it and feel I have some inspiration to continue at home'
'Thank you for a most enjoyable afternoon - my confidence has had a big boost!'
'Thank you so much. Got so much for money spent, learned more than I have for years'
'A thoroughly enjoyable workshop - the best I have ever been to! Thank you so much Tamsin for what you have taught me today'
'A fantastic afternoon, friendly teacher, I'll be back again'
'A great way to boost drawing skills. Very encouraging, positive teaching'
'Tamsin is an excellent tutor, most generous with her knowledge and equipment'
'Really helpful, clear, productive instruction. Lovely, peaceful, relaxed atmosphere'
Browse the growing gallery of new artists' portraiture, from 'Learn to Draw' workshops on www.facebook.com/tamsindearingportraits and see what has been achieved by those who previously told me that they could not draw!
For more information about private tuition, drawing workshops or creative classes, contact Tamsin.