Charcoal Sketching

A day of charcoal sketching. The day includes a short boat trip, an introduction techniques of charcoal sketching, followed by a demonstration. You will have the opportunity to get a feel for the materials for yourself and I will guide you through identifying a good composition, how to map out your sketch and then how to develop it using various techniques. With as much input from me as you need I hope you will go away with something that you will be pleased with and remind you of a unique day out.

Where to meet:

We meet at 10am in a pre-arranged public place on the river Cam that is easy for parking and for mooring . I will provide directions and a map by email on booking along with other additional information. You will be returned to the same location at the end of the day.


All levels of experience. Beginners are welcome for individual tution as I can support you at every stage. A moderate level of fitness is required as there is a small amount of walking to the location and being aboard the boat requires a certain amount of balance.


This day is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards.

What to bring:

Please bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and footwear that you are happy to get dirty and a hat to shade your eyes. Materials and equipment are provided.


Individual tuition for a full one day course (10am-5pm): 135

How to book:

To make a booking please call me on 07895 074079. Payments can be made by cheque or by bank transfer. I ask for a non returnable deposit of 50%. A booking is completed once payment of your deposit has been receieved. I will send you an email confirming your booking details and payment and any additional information about the day to make your days as fulfilling and as comfortable as possible. I ask for the balance to be paid on the day of the course.

Terms and Conditions:

You are responsible for your safety and protecting your clothes from any potential damage during the trip. Please dress sensibly for the weather and the nature of the event. Cancellations: If I think it is necessary to cancel due to the weather the trip will be rescheduled or if that is not practical the fee will be refunded in full. No refund will be paid due to other circumstances.

Additional Info:

If you find you have not received a confirmation for any reason please have a look in your email spam folder and feel free to call me if you are unable to locate the email confirmation and I will be very happy to resend any information.