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Workshop/Course, Sat 18 Apr 2020, £63

Experimenting with inks

Experimenting with inks



Combine traditional drawing methods using inks with more experimental approaches to get to grips with this versatile medium.

What will the workshop cover and how will it be taught?

This workshop includes traditional methods of drawing with inks, including line and wash, as well as free and experimental methods, We use a formal drawing style and pattern designs for cards and illustrations, then free style sketching. Also multicoloured images and ink as a painting medium, like using watercolour methods.

During the workshop we start by making marks, exploring the possibilities of different actions and tools to use with ink. After this you will work on an illustration using graphic design aspects of ink. Contrasting with this we do some line and wash sketches, learning a relaxed technique. The last section of the day uses coloured inks and broader brushes in bold watercolour techniques with ink. Frances will do demonstrations and help with advice throughout the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need Black ink and pens (different nib thicknesses), also a waterproof drawing pen. Brushes, including a broad or large soft brush, and fine and medium brushes. A plastic sheet or newspaper for the table, and a drawing pad or notebook for sample testing or notes. You also need a ruler and pencils, one graphite, the other a colour, eg yellow, pink, turquoise or orange.

Are there any additional costs?

The inclusive materials price includes the following or you may choose to supply your own, or may have them already:

Paper of different surfaces, Hot pressed, rough and not surface paper
Coloured inks and Quink blue-black ink, straws and sticks to draw with.
Granulating fluid, salt and Magic masking tape (available as sellotape everywhere)
Plenty of paper is a good idea, you may also like to bring references or a sketchbook with you.
About the tutor

Frances is a practising artist and is involved in the La’al gallery opposite the Brewery Arts Centre on Highgate. Her work is in several private homes and in collections in London, Europe, America and Australia.

She exhibits in many local galleries and is a member of Green Door Studios and Kendal Arts Society. She opens her studio in the Green Door Arts trail open studios in September.

Frances Winder

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Unwaged* – For those in receipt of Universal Credit, Working Tax credits, Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support.

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18th April

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 Apr 2020 10:30 to 16:30


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access


122a Highgate,


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Map reference: SD 514924  Lat: 54.32485 Long: -2.74873

In the centre of Kendal, off Highgate. The bus station and Kendal railway station are both a 10-minute walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

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