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Picky Pencil workshops

Welcome to our picky pencil workshop page. You will find lots of ideas and inspiration for your next nature nurture class , team building exercise or party with friends.

Choose from classes to explore a variety of artists, drawing to improve mental health and wellbeing or workshops designed to have fun our classes are designed to be accessible to all skill levels with the aim to connect and encourage the budding artist in everyone no matter what your age.

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We are always looking for more ideas for new classes so please don't hesitate to let us know if we can create a new workshop for you or your group.

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Picasso Inspired portraits

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Mirror, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Easy. Suitable from 7 years onwards

Description: Explore Picassos cubist style of portraiture .Learn a bit about this famous painter and his work.

Outcome: Create your own cubist style self portrait.

Location: In person or over zoom.

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Roy Lichtenstein Inspired portraits.

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Mirror, Paper and rubber A picture of a preson from a magazine.

Ability level: medium. Suitable from 11 years onwards

Description: Explore Roy Lichtenstein pop art cartoon style of  portraiture . Look at this painters work and life.

Outcome: Create your own pop art self portrait.

Location: In person or over zoom.

Artist inspired workshops

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Kadinsky Inspired Art

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Paint in a variety of colours, thick paper or canvas , pencils, ruler and paint brush.

Ability level: Easy. Suitable from 7 years onwards

Description: Explore Kandinsky abstract expressionism style of art in particularly using his his concentric circle painting as inspiration..

Outcome: Create your circle drawing based on mixing colour 

Location: In person or over zoom.

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Chuck Close Inspired drawing

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, ruler, A4 picture of a person , Paper and rubber.

Ability level:  More challenging. Suitable from 16 years onwards

Description: Explore the work of chuck close and the use of the grid method of portrait sketching.

Outcome: Create your own realistic portrait.

Location: In person or over zoom.

keith haring workshop

Keith Haring Inspired Doodles.

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours,  Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Easy. Suitable from 7 years onwards

Description: Explore the life and works of Keith Haring. His attitude towards art and his distinctive style.

Outcome: Create your own haring style dancing figures .

Location: In person or over zoom.

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Colour theory doodle wheel

Length: 6x 1 hour sessions

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Easy. Suitable from 7 years onwards

Description: Explore colour theory and how colours appear on the colour wheel

Outcome: Create a collage of doodles reflecting the feelings and emotions each colour represents from your own perspective.

Location: In person or over zoom.

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Create a worry Monster

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Easy. Suitable from 7 years onwards

Description: using a fun game to create a monster to help develop coping strategies in young children.

Outcome: Create a 'monster' that will gobble up all your worries and concerns.

Location: In person or over zoom.

Health and Wellbeing

calm down creature workshop

Create a Calm down monster

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Easy. Suitable from 7 years onwards

Description: A fun way to create a piece of artwork to help children deal with anxiety.

Outcome: a personalised drawing to use in any situation to practice deep breathing,

Location: In person or over zoom.

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tree canopy perspective drawing

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours,Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Medium Suitable from 11 years onwards

Description: Learn about looking at the world from a different perspective and how to draw perspective.

Outcome: A mindful drawing exercise creating a personalised piece of art.

Location: In a woods eg Aden , Haddo .

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How to draw a Mandala

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, ruler .Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Medium Suitable from 11 years onwards

Description: Learn the history and principles of drawing Mandalas and an excellent mindful drawing exercise.

Outcome: Create your own mandala to colour in.

Location: In person or over zoom.

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step by step how to draw a caricature

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Mirror, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Medium. Suitable from 11 years onwards

Description: A step by step guide on how to draw a caricature of yourself.

Outcome: Your very own caricature

Location: In person or over zoom.

doodle monster puppet workshop

Create a monster with doodle

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Easy. Suitable from 7 years onwards

Description: Create a monster with doodle the puppet

Outcome: Your own monster

Location: In person or over zoom.

Just for fun

introduction to plein air drawing

Introduction to Plein Air drawing

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Mirror, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Medium Suitable from 11 years onwards

Description: A quick start guide to start drawing out and about..

Outcome: your own drawing from the real world

Location: Any venue

cartoon wildlife workshop

Step by step cartoon wildlife

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Medium. Suitable from 11 years onwards

Description: step by step guide to draw wildlife cartoons

Outcome: A range f your own cartoons.

Location: In person or over zoom.

texture tree drawing workshop

Create a funky tree

Length: 1 hour

Materials: Pencils in a variety of colours, Paper and rubber.

Ability level: Easy. Suitable from 7 years onwards

Description: Explore how to draw textures and look at the world around us.

Outcome: Your own funky tree pattern

Location: In person or over zoom.

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