Expand your creativity with pen and ink

13 Jan - 17 Feb


Weekly Fee: £25 (£20 Concessions)

Class details

Expand your creativity with pen and ink in a 6 week online course with Andrea Tierney.


1 – 4pm

13 January – 17 February

Workshop Fee: £25 (£20 Concessions)

Expand your creativity with pen and ink is limited to 8 people.

Pen and Ink is a popular technique. Rembrandt and Turner to Van Gogh all used it. It combines the techniques of drawing and painting in a simple but effective way.

This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some experience of drawing & painting in ink. In each workshop you learn techniques and work on a composition.

Artist and experienced educator, Andrea Tierney will help you expand your creativity in pen and ink in a structured 6 week course.

Week 1

We focus on the basics of drawing, mark making and shading techniques with nib pen and ink. We create a floral still life by looking at contrast, tone, negative space, line and area.

Week 2

Learn how to work with brush and ink and create a portrait by diluting ink and layering.

Week 3

Learn how to combine nib pen and brush techniques. We work from natural objects to create textures such as feathers, bark, moss, rocks and stones.

Week 4

By drawing images of trees and bushes we learn how to achieve the illusion of depth, using brush and ink.

Week 5

Inspired by feathers we learn how to use different colour inks with black to create layers and textures.

Week 6

Examine the Chinese way of ink painting and create a still life using Chinese paper and brushes. (These materials can be supplied).


You will need to provide your own materials for this online course.

  • Bottle of black permanent (waterproof) ink
  • Watercolour brushes sizes 4 & 6
  • Dip Pen Nib for drawing (not calligraphy) and nib-holder
  • Medium weight Cartridge paper (120gsm), A4 or A3
  • HB Pencil, rubber, sharpener
  • Palette
  • Apron or old shirt

About the Tutor

Andrea Tierney is a practising artist with a training in Fine Art, Digital media and Textile Design. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and worked in artist residencies in Italy, the Czech Republic and Austria.
For 15 years she worked as art teacher in High Schools and as visiting artist in Primary and High Schools as well as taught Life Drawing and Drawing and Painting in Adult Education.



Course Details


Dates: 13 Jan - 17 Feb
Wednesday 1:00 pm
Fees: Weekly Fee: £25 (£20 Concessions)

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