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

  • DRAW into abstraction workshop

  • Viv admiring Abstract

  • Life drawing day

  • BIG faces day

  • Me and my lovely studio

 

Upcoming courses:

Wheelbirks Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7HY 

All one day class sizes are limited to 8 or 9 and are suitable for all levels of drawing experience. Prices include all materials and light refreshments

Clothed Life Drawing: Saturday 27 July  

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Draw into Abstraction: 1-2 August

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Sanatorium Sketching : 6 August

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Expressive Flower Day:  10 August

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Draw into the Woods: 14/15 August

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Figure in the Studio Life drawing: Saturday 24 August 

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Daring Dahlia Drawing:  3 September 

details and booking coming soon...

Daring Dahlia Drawing:  5 September 

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ARTISTS' GARDENS 5 week course

We'll look at artists who have created gardens and the artwork that these gardens inspired. Monet's garden at Giverny is perhaps one of the most famous, but there are so many more to choose from: Derek Jarman, Emile Nolde, Gertrude Jekyll, Jacques Majorelle.  This will give us a starting point to look into different approaches to drawing/painting as well as a little bit of insight into how these gardens evolved. You too have your own artist's garden, so we will do some work based on that with all the new-found ideas and techniques we will have explored.
Start date: w/c 3 June for 5 sessions 
Session times: 
Tues 9.30-12
Wed 9.30-12 
Thurs 9.30-12 
Thurs 1-3.30
Cost: £150 for 5 x sessions

For more information and booking for regular weekly classes or try a one off session, email jenny@jennypurrett.co.uk

STROKE CLUB 

Next Date: Tuesday 11 June 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.

 

 

 

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