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First Steps in Pen and Ink - Online Live

Day of week:
Real time Online
Level 2
10:00 - 12:30
1 week

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 40 25* to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners

In this one-day course of pen and ink for beginners, after looking at the approach of other artists to pen and ink drawing, you will learn the range of tools on offer to the artist and the marks they make.

You will start by making a refence sheet of marks. You will use black Indian ink to make a simple picture exploring line and wash tone from a photo.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Helen Easter

Helen is an experienced tutor who has been teaching for 27 years. She delivers courses on painting and drawing, printmaking, papier mache, paper pots. Her main work entails images mixed with the abstract and she uses methods and techniques in all mediums. Helen has exhibited and sold her work in galleries in the UK and abroad. Her paintings have been used for book covers and greeting cards. She is involved with the British Fencing Association where her fencing images have been used for prizes; she also does commissions from fencers and was featured in The Sword magazine in January 2013. She has designed murals for Kent Children Libraries and has curated shows for Shepway council and Metropole Galleries which were featured in the Sunday Times as best shows outside London. Her website is

View all courses taught by Helen Easter here

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. You will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as you would in the classroom (speaking and listening).

What do I need to have with me?

You will need to have the following with you for this course:-

- A size 8 approx. watercolour brush
- Waterproof Indian ink
- Good quality paper - for example heavy cartridge or, better still, smooth watercolour paper
- A white wax candle
- A water pot

What can I do next?

Your tutor will be able to advise. You can also visit our website at for details of all our art courses.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this beginners course. It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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Real time Online
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If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code ASH/95440/J/NC.

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