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Six week evening course
Wednesday 5 January to Wednesday
9 February 2022

Click here to book on Eventbrite.

'The Surprise of Drawing' is a six week drawing course centred on the principle that everyone can draw. These experimental sessions will give the chance to those with little or no experience to explore drawing, and for those with experience to explore different ways of approaching it. It will be a chance to make work that looks both out into the world and inside ourselves for inspiration, and hopefully inspire students to carry on drawing with confidence after the course has finished.

Each session will combine short and dynamic exercises to help participants warm up and enter a more unselfconscious state in which they are less inhibited by ideas of getting things right or wrong. From here the emphasis will shift between observing from life and from our imagination and impulses, helping everyone uncover and follow their own ideas and curiosities. The sessions will be playful yet structured, encouraging participants to experiment with the ways they see, translate and create.

Penny Klein: The Surprise of Drawing

Materials: All materials provided.  

Safety Notes: The evening classes will be held in a large room, big enough for social distancing to be in place for up to 8-10 attendees. We ask that you take a lateral flow test before arriving. Please do not attend if you test positive, have symptoms of coronavirus or you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you need to cancel for this reason, you will be refunded.

Format: Wednesday evenings 7-9pm

Dates: 5 January - 9 February

Transport: Please note that public bus services do not run to Wysing in the evenings. If you are interested to car share with other people attending the course, please let us know.

Fees: £140 per student

Concession prices are available to book on Eventbrite (subject to availability) with options of: 

- £105 (25% discount) 

- £70 (50% discount)

Please note: Wysing is a not-for-profit organisation. 

As a registered charity, we are committed to supporting artists and ticket sales help to support our charity mission. We ask you to choose the ticket you can afford and leave it to your discretion. Please keep in mind that there are people who will genuinely need the concession tickets and we have a limited number of those to offer.

Tutor Biography

Penny Klein is an artist and educator, with a background in illustration and performance. She is interested in the process of drawing, and her work is concerned with expressiveness, improvisation, and the interaction between impulse and control. She teaches drawing to both children and adults.