Line and Wash Workshop

27 April 2019

A full day workshop event with local artist John harrison, with outdoor sketching of subjects around Stainforth. 


Saturday 27th April 2019

10.00 – 16.00

Cost: £40 (pre-booking is essential)

This price is subsidised

Number of places: 12

Tutor: John Harrison

Venue: Stainforth Village Hall, Settle BD24 9PD



About the course

A full day workshop event, starting with outdoor sketching of subjects around Stainforth, a short explanation from the artist before you head out to previously chosen venues, and settle down to sketch one or more scenes/places/items/ in the sketch books (to be provided).

Returning to base for lunch, then you will choose one of the sketches to work up into a full size line and wash painting. A quick demo and full explanation of John’s techniques and methods will be given to guide you.

John will offer advice and help as needed throughout the session and the aim will be to each have a finished painting ready to mount.

(If the weather is really bad, then we will replace the morning sketching with work from a series of reference photos that will be supplied.)

This course is part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

About the tutor

John is a trained graphic designer with a strong illustrative background, and has been running successful demonstrations and /or workshops with art clubs or societies for the last 4 years. His quick, loose style is perfect for on the spot sketching, then working up into a finished painting. John is an active member of the Urban Sketchers movement, and is very comfortable dealing with people of all abilities.


Course organiser

Debbie Boswell, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002,

Equipment and requirements

Materials will be provided (apart from paints), in addition it is recommended that you bring:

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for working outdoors
  • Smart phone, iPad or small digital camera (for reference photos)
  • Drawing implements –pencils, etc.
  • Watercolour paints (ideally) to include cobalt and indigo blue, payne’s grey, yellow ochre and raw sienna (most travel sets should have these).
  • Packed Lunch.

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Booking Details

To book please complete a booking form and return it with your payment. Please return to Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002,