Workshops

*Limited spaces now available on some sessions…see below for details and please do get in touch to check availability*

To book a space on any session:
Email: hello@suzannepink.co.uk
Phone: 07779 108 563

My summer programme is now well underway! All of the workshops are held in SE19, in my informal, relaxed kitchen studio setting. All materials are included in the session price.

NB Due to quite a few last minute cancellations, I’ve reluctantly introduced a 48 hour cancellation policy to allow me to plan and offer spaces to those on the waiting list. Any cancellations less than 48 hours before the session will require full payment of the session fee. Thank you for your continued support!

Children’s / Adult & Child Workshops

Harry Potter Illustration (Children’s Sessions)
Saturday 18th May, 10am-12 noon (Age 7-10)
Saturday 6th July, 10am-12 noon (Age 10+)
£15 per child
Explore illustration techniques and a range of media with a Harry Potter theme. Following fun, Hogwarts-inspired drawing warm-ups, you will create a portrait of Hedwig and an enchanting original watercolour piece based on Hogwarts Castle.
Includes all materials and your mounted artwork to take home.
NB This is a drop-off session; I have full DBS certification.

 

Hot Air Balloons! (Adult & Child Session)
Sunday 19th May, 3pm-4:30pm
Recommended for age 6+ 

£20 per pair (1 adult + 1 child)
Up, up and away! Enjoy a creative afternoon experimenting with materials to create hot air balloon illustrations. You will enjoy warm-up drawing activities and try out some illustration techniques using ink and paint, before working together to create a fun, colourful and original piece of art! £20 per pair (1 adult + 1 child).
Includes all materials and your artwork to take home.

 

Fish Illustration (Adult & Child Session)
Saturday 25th May, 10am-11:30am
Recommended for age 6+ 
£20 per pair (1 adult + 1 child)
Explore drawing and painting through the wonderful theme of fish! We’ll look at different illustration styles, including Japanese Koi painting and detailed monochrome fineliner studies. You will enjoy a creative morning experimenting with materials and finding your own style.
Includes all materials and a beautiful box to store your studies in.

 

Jungle Illustration (Adult & Child Session)

Sunday 7th July, 3pm-4:30pm
Saturday 13th July, 10am-11:30am
Recommended for age 6+ 
£20 per pair (1 adult + 1 child)
Immerse yourself in the jungle for this creative afternoon session. We’ll start with some jungle-themed warm-ups before looking at classic, colourful jungle illustrations and exploring plants and animals using pencil and paint. This session is sure to be a feast for the eyes and lots of fun!
Includes all materials and your mounted artwork to take home.

 

Pirates! (Children’s Summer Holiday Session)
Thursday 25th July, 10am-11:30am (Age 7+)
£10 per child
If you love pirates, this is the art session for you! We’ll look at how to draw pirates with lots of character, and we’ll be creating illustrated treasure maps, with a sprinkling of pirate-themed drawing activities along the way. A fun, creative morning session.
Includes all materials and a folder to store your studies in.
NB This is a drop-off session; I have full DBS certification.

 

Nature Sketchbook: An Introduction (Children’s Summer Holiday Session)
Thursday 25th July, 1pm-3pm (Age 10+)
£15 per child
Enjoy a relaxing, peaceful afternoon exploring the details of nature and making a start on your own nature sketchbook. I believe that sketchbooks are an essential part of the artistic process and a wonderful way of exploring ideas and capturing details without the pressure of a ‘finished piece’. If the weather is fine, we’ll work in my garden, framed by Stambourne Woods, and if not, we’ll bring the garden indoors! You’ll have a chance to try out some drawing techniques using pencil and pen and learn how to use watercolour to add life and tone to your sketches.
Includes all materials and your nature sketchbook to take with you and continue at home.
NB This is a drop-off session; I have full DBS certification.

 

Adults’ Workshops

Friday Illustration Group
Friday 10th May, 12:30pm-2pm
Friday 24th May, 12:30pm-2pm
Friday 7th June, 12:30pm-2pm
Friday 21st June, 12:30pm-2pm
Friday 5th July, 12:30pm-2pm
£8 per person (weekday special price)

Enjoy a relaxing, creative end to the week by taking some time out to explore a range of materials and illustrative techniques in a friendly, supportive environment.

 

Fineliner Illustration: Animal Theme (part of Crystal Palace Artists’ Open House)
Tuesday 30th April, 8pm-9:30pm 
£15 per person
*BOOKING FOR THIS SESSION IS VIA EVENTBRITE*
Enjoy an introduction to the surprising versatility of fineliner illustration. You will explore a range of fineliners and discover how to create texture and depth using pattern and line. You will then use the techniques you have learnt to create your own original animal illustration.
Includes all materials, your mounted artwork to take home and a glass of wine / soft drinks.

 

Paper Lanterns: Japanese Theme
Sunday 9th June 10:30am-12 noon
£15 per person

Explore Japanese illustrative style in this relaxing and peaceful session. We’ll start by looking at some classic Japanese imagery before experimenting with ink and watercolour to create delicate paper lanterns with handpainted designs.
Includes all materials and your lantern, presented in a gift box.

 

Fineliner Illustration: Animal Theme
Thursday 20th June, 8pm-9:30pm 
£15 per person
Enjoy an introduction to the surprising versatility of fineliner illustration. You will explore a range of fineliners and discover how to create texture and depth using pattern and line. You will then use the techniques you have learnt to create your own original animal illustration.
Includes all materials, your mounted artwork to take home and a glass of wine / soft drinks.

 

Architectural Ink and Watercolour
Thursday 25th July, 8pm-9:30pm 
£15 per person
Explore how ink and watercolour can be used together to create architectural studies with character and charm. Starting with drawing warm-ups, you’ll move on to using photographic resources to examine details within a range of building styles, including country cottages and urban structures. The emphasis is on experimenting and trying out ideas, rather than creating one ‘final piece’ and everyone will be encouraged to explore their own individual style.
Includes all materials, a folder to store your studies in and a glass of wine / soft drinks.

 

To book a space on any session:
Email: hello@suzannepink.co.uk
Phone: 07779 108 563

 

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I run adult and children’s illustration workshops in south east London and can tailor sessions to the needs of the group. Workshop attendees enjoy working with a range of materials, including pen and ink, watercolour, chalk, a wide selection of pencils and even gel pens! Sessions are fun, friendly and informal and have proven to be relaxing and inspiring…see testimonials below.

Illustration workshops are a great way of encouraging risk-taking and experimentation in an unpressured and supportive setting. Drawing utilises and develops a wide range of skills, including problem solving, fine motor skills and concentration…it builds confidence and it’s fun!

Please contact me for further details about upcoming sessions, or to book a bespoke workshop.


Praise for Suzanne Pink illustration workshops:

‘I just wanted to thank you, I’ve just had my mum on the phone telling me what a wonderful time she had this afternoon! Thank you for being so hospitable, mum loved the cake and tea, and she loved the fact that you’d put so much thought into every little detail. She’s already planning to return and wondering who else she can bring. Thank you for giving her a wonderful afternoon and earning me lots of daughter brownie points!’

‘What a fantasy finish to a jam packed weekend. I headed to the lovely @suzannepink_design illustration workshop for tea, biscuits and a quick walk through the wonders of watercolours! It was so relaxing and a great way to refocus…Suzanne is a great teacher and leads you on a gentle journey through expressing emotions with different lines to creating some lovely pieces of work. I highly recommend it!!

‘Lovely relaxing and stimulating workshops with great exercises and just the right amount of tutor input. You unlock the inner artist in everyone!’

‘Relaxing and inspiring as always.’

‘I still can’t believe what I’m drawing! Love it! Thanks again – fab as always.’

‘Perfect afternoon, thanks as always.’

‘Such a lovely afternoon! Can’t wait to do it again.’

‘Thank you for igniting an interest I never knew I had. I love nature & v excited to explore it in this way.’

‘Thank you so much for all your time and effort…for reigniting my love of drawing.’

‘Totally loved this last week. Can’t draw for toffee, but it didn’t matter!’

‘A lovely autumnal, arty evening thank you Suzanne.’

‘Boys had a fab time! Thank you sooooo much! And very proud of their achievement.’

‘My two absolutely loved it. Thank you so much.’

‘Just brilliant!’

 

Student gallery

 

Featured artwork by kind permission of workshop attendees