Workshop: Drawing & Painting Animals and Birds

11 October 10:00

During this workshop we will looking at examples of animal studies and paintings by well known artists such as George Stubbs, Albercht Durer and Henry Moore and then explore how texture can be employed in different ways in the interpretation of fur, feather and form. Working with taxidermy specimens from the museum Cabinets of Curiosity exhibition, you will make closely observed studies in your choice of media: watercolour, pencil, pen and wash.

Materials you need to provide:
2B pencil, watercolours, paintbrushes (Nos.2/5/8), A3 (or larger) sketch book of cartridge paper, pen holder (optional).

What we provide: water pots, palette in form of plate (you are welcome to bring you own palette if you would prefer), a selection of nibs.

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments and snacks will be available to purchase form the café.

West Berkshire Museum
Wednesday 11th October 2017, 10am – 3pm, £20

To book a place on these workshops please call the museum 01635 519562 or email

About the tutor: Hazel Batchelor
Former Head of Art and county staff Development Advisor, North Essex Schools. Trained at Bath Academy of Art and Manchester High School of Art.

Cancellation policy: Workshops are non-refundable, however, you can transfer your booking onto any other session at either Shaw House or West Berkshire Museum and pay any higher price difference. Please contact reception directly, not the course leader, in order to transfer your booking; Shaw House 01635 279279, Museum 01635 519562.