Clare Carlile drawing workshop

Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Helmsley Walled Garden and create artworks inspired by nature.

Whether you are totally new to drawing or have past experience and are looking to rekindle a love of the medium, this course will provide an inspiring artistic challenge. We will look at the fundamental elements of drawing which can then provide you with the basic building blocks to develop further; shape, line, rhythm and tone will all be explored. Subject matter will be taken directly from the walled garden, which at this time of year is bursting with form, shape and texture.

In terms of medium, we will look at using graphite, charcoal and conte.

This course is the first of two courses in creativity. The other course focuses on painting, booking details of which can be found here. They can be booked together or separately.

The course is suitable for beginners and those with experience wanting to refresh.

Materials: paper, graphite, charcoal – these will be made available, but please feel free to bring your own.

Course timetable

  • Start time: arrive 9.45am for 10am start
  • Morning coffee/tea break: 10.45am – 11.00am
  • Lunch: 12.30am – 1.15 pm
  • Afternoon tea break: 2.45pm – 3pm
  • Finish: 4pm
  • The Vine House Café at the garden serves delicious lunches, snacks and drinks or you can bring a packed lunch. Please note your own food cannot be consumed in the café.

Extensive parking available in Helmsley at the Cleveland Way long stay car park a few minutes walk from the garden.

About Clare Belbin-Carlile: Clare studied Fine Art at Newcastle University and completed her postgraduate in drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art, exhibiting regularly since then. Clare has been a resident artist at Helmsley Walled Garden for a number of years and can be found most days throughout the year (in all weathers!) in one of the borders of the garden painting. She has extensive experience in teaching courses in creativity, as well as mindfulness.