Drawing workshop with artist Nick Beer

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.

£24 Members, £26 Non-Members

Inspired by the portraits of John Craxton, join us for a drawing workshop led by artist Nicholas Beer. Nicholas founded the Sarum Studio in Salisbury in 1995, which became a full-time atelier in 2014. He has over twenty years teaching experience and has also exhibited widely, including at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. The workshop will focus on drawing from life, and the opportunity to learn drawing and portraiture techniques from an expert. Artists of all abilities are welcome.

Suggested kit list:


Paper: Ingres, off-white or pale grey

Other:  Nitram soft and medium charcoal, eraser, stump, fixative, portfolio, hand-mirror, plumb line


Traditional Flesh Painting Palette                  

White lead, yellow ochre, light red, ivory black.


Basic medium: one-part each: stand oil/liquin/turpentine

To be diluted as necessary with additional turpentine(with experience students graduate to more sophisticated media)


There is no standard system for numbering brushes so these are approximate sizes

Four of each filbert hogs approximately 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 inch

Two of each filbert hogs for laying-in and backgrounds, 1 inch and larger

Three of each 1/4 and 1/2 long handled filbert sables

A small round sable for highlights

Canvas                       20 x 24 "

Other                          Palette, palette knife, dippers, white spirit, paper towels