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Save £50 with early bird discounts Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain in the UK
January 14, 2020


Early Bird discount expires 31st January Save £50 for London 5-day workshop May 18-22nd 2020 As the March course is now full this gives you another opportunity to learn to draw in London in the first half of the year.

Early Bird discount expires 28th February Save £50 for North Wales 5-day workshop July 18-23rd 2020 This course is more than half full.

NEW Scotland 5-day workshop September 14th - 18th 2020 in Lochgoilhead which is about  70 minutes from Glasgow international airport. Loch Goil is part of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and is a fantastic area for walking, golf, fishing and boating.

I will also be announcing dates for a new 2-day Follow-on course for 'graduates' shortly - find out more below.

In each 5-day workshop you will get:

  • 5 days of drawing
  • 35 hours of teaching
  • includes portfolio of drawing materials and unique Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain® tools to support your drawing (RSP £75)
  • Supportive and encouraging learning environment

2020 Workshop Dates

Non-residential courses in London and the residential in north Wales
Book early and save £50 see individual courses for details.


March 16-20th 2020
This course is full. Please get in touch to go on the waiting list
May 18-22nd 2020
(early bird expires 31st January 2020)
October 26-30th 2020
(early bird expires 30th April 2020)


July 18-23rd 2020 (early bird expires 28th February 2020)

This course is residential and there is an additional charge for full board accommodation. It is possible to attend on a non-residential basis.

September 14-18th 2020 (early bird expires 14th April 2020)

This course is non-residential but I can give you accommodation suggestions.

Find out more about prices and locations here

If you would like further information and to book please reply to this email.

Watch one participant's account

Pooky Knightsmith shares her experience of learning to draw in just 5 days with me in 2019 in north Wales.

"I felt my brain switch into this new and different mode. The anxious and insistent need to keep “doing stuff” disappeared, to be replaced by a calm and focus I had not experienced before"

*New* Follow-on Course for Alumni

I'm delighted to announce that in 2020 I will be launching a 2-day follow-on course for those of you who have completed the 5-day workshop. I know this is something that people have been asking for!

I have been working with Dr Edwards and Master Instructor Brian Bomeisler over the last few months refining the content and we hope that it will help you consolidate your drawing skills and take them to another level. If you haven't been drawing and things are feeling a bit rusty this would be a great way to get back into it.

This workshop is open to those of you who have completed the 5-day workshop and you will need your portfolio materials. The first one will most likely be in London but I also hope to run them in Scotland.

Register interest

Dates and location are still to be confirmed but do reply to this email if you would like to register interest (without any commitment).

5 Days - Learn 5 skills that make up 'drawing'

Drawing is a global skill that is made up of component skills - each has to be learned and practiced. Global skills are things like learning to read and write or riding a bicycle or driving a car - they can feel difficult and challenging to learn but suddenly you get it and once you have it you have it for life and learning takes the form of practice and refining techniques and media.

Learn the 5 component skills that make up the global skill of drawing in just 5 days...

1. Edges

2. Spaces

3. Sighting angles and proportions

4. Light and shadow

5. The gestalt or the essence of the thing this final one isn't a taught skill but arises out of achieving numbers 1-4.

By learning a new skill each day, learning is paced and yet consolidated each day. Classes are limited to a maximum of 12 participants and the course is suitable for beginners as well as those looking to improve and develop skills. Each person can progress from wherever they are.

Once you have learned the 5 individual skills you will be able to draw and see as an artist sees.


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