Everyone can draw! I have a passion for drawing and I aim to create an art class experience that helps you to tap into and build on your own creative skills.

If you haven’t drawn for a long time or think that you can’t, I’ll give you the boost you need to get you started.

If you are an art graduate or practising artist, I’ll provide exciting, creative challenges for you.

All art classes are geared to all levels of drawing experience with the focus always on enjoyment of the drawing process and learning from each other.

“Jenny is a wonderful, energetic and imaginative tutor.”

"I come away from the sessions relaxed and with a sense of having learnt something new every time."

DRAW Courses 2024

  • Life drawing day

  • DRAW into abstraction workshop

  • Viv admiring Abstract

  • BIG faces day

 

Upcoming courses:

Wheelbirks Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7HY 

All one day class sizes are limited to 8 and are suitable for all levels of drawing experience. Prices include all materials and light refreshments

LITTLE EDENS: 5 week course  beginning w/c 19 February 2024

Choice of sessions: Tuesdays 9.30-12, Thursdays 9.30-12 or Thursdays 1-3.30

As humans we all have an instinctive response to the natural world and love to bring flowers and plants into our daily lives. This is often through gardens or (in my case) 'yardens' or even just a window box or house plants. This is a theme which is 'fertile' to explore through artwork, a way of showing our connection to and love of our little Eden.

Throughout the course you will use a variety of drawing materials; charcoal, pastels, inks and more. I will introduce different techniques and artists through a range of drawing activities. You will be supported in developing your ideas independently with one to one tuition and peer support.

DRAW studio offers a friendly, supportive, creative environment. This course is suitable for all levels of drawing experience whether you are a complete beginner, regular drawer, or an experienced artist looking for new ways to work.

Cost of £165 for 5 sessions includes all materials and light refreshments.

To book your session email  jenny@jennypurrett.co.uk

 

LIFE DRAWING 

£68 per session

(No life drawing in February but then once a month from March onwards. Dates TBC)

A life drawing day at DRAW is always a day to enjoy. Each session offers a different perspective on the subject. We look at artists who can inform our approach and encourage us to look and draw the human figure in new ways.

 We have explored a wide range of drawing materials from the humble pencil, to charcoal, pastel, monoprinting and large scale ink drawings. Lucky dip life drawing means that you sign up for a surprise…and we promise you, whatever the day has in store, it will be an enjoyable learning experience!

Suitable for all levels of drawing experience: if you’ve not done life drawing before, this is an opportunity to learn the basics in a friendly, supportive environment. If you are more experienced, it is a day to experiment and explore new ways of working.

Tutored by either Jenny Purrett or Bernie with one of our regular models.

All materials, model fee and tuition included in the cost.

STROKE CLUB 

Next Date: Tuesday 26 March 1.30-3.00.  

Cost: £5 (no need to book)

An art session for anyone who is living with stroke or caring for someone living with stroke. It is a friendly, relaxed space to come together and be creative. We meet once a month and Jenny leads you through a drawing activity. Please contact jenny@jennypurrett.co.uk if you would like more information.

To book onto my regular weekly classes or try a one off session, email jenny@jennypurrett.co.uk

Click here to see examples of students' work and the variety of workshops I offer

REFUNDS: Please note that the class sizes are small and consequently my margins are tight. This means that I can only give refunds if you cancel 7 dates before the event which allows time for me to advertise and fill the space. If for any reason, I need to cancel a course (eg. due to illness or adverse weather conditions) you will be given a full refund.

 

Meet the artists:

 

Jenny Purrett, artist and educator in equal measures, uses drawing as a means to investigate the world around her. She founded DRAW studios in 2021 in order to share her love of drawing. Her dream was to create a space where people can come together to explore, to experiment and share in the experience of that fundamental urge we all have to make marks.

 

 

 

 

Artist and teacher Bernadette Koranteng studied at the Royal Academy where she developed a life-long love for Life Drawing. This continues to inspire her work  which is largely figurative, exploring personal narratives and themes.

Although she works in a range of media she sees Drawing as the backbone of everything and strives to share this love of Drawing and mark-making in her approach to teaching.

 

 

 

Printmaker Joanna Bourne has specialised in woodcut for over thirty years. Jo is
inspired by places where nature meets human activity – her garden, the park and
allotments. She is interested in exploring the way in which woodgrain can contribute
to a final design, and prints overlapping layers of transparent inks to create subtle
colours. Jo enjoys passing on her love of printmaking through teaching.

www.joannabourne.co.uk