The next horse life drawing workshop will be on 30 September 2012

July 14, 2012

Life drawing with a difference: The model is a horse!

Above: J.S.Sargent “Saddle Horse, Palestine” (watercolour,1905)


What happens in an “equestrian life drawing workshop”?

One or more horses are used as models during the day. These are held as still as possible by experienced handlers.

Artists draw or paint at easels around the horse, just as in a standard life drawing class.

If weather is fine then we work outdoors; if wet then we use a covered barn.

Most materials are supplied (paper, charcoal, chalk, graphite and a few surprise bits).

Plenty of tuition and guidance is given, though you’re also welcome to “do your own thing” if you prefer.

The workshop takes place on a farm with a whole range of animals. You are welcome to wander off and draw other species if you wish.

For a look back at our May 2012 horse life drawing session click HERE.


Above: photo of “Polo” the horse durng the May 2012 life drawing session


 Who can come?

All are welcome, from novice to experienced artists.

If you do not yet have much drawing experience, a few human life drawing sessions would be good preparation for you before this workshop.

At the other extreme, if you are a very experienced artist you may wish to come just for the experience of having an equine model held for you all day. If you want to work without any tuition or comments then just let me know this when you book (or when you turn up). This could be your chance to do some interesting watercolour or oil studies or whatever you like.


Where, when and how much?

Date: Sunday 30 September 2012

Time: 10-3pm

Place: Standon Green End Farm, SG11 1BW.  This is near Hertford and Ware in Hertfordhire, and is close to the A10 and to the A602.

Cost: £25 per person for the whole day including tuition and materials. It is an extra £5 to hire an easel (please bring your own easel and backing board if possible).


How to book

Contact me by clicking here (or by phone or email if you already know me).

I am very happy to answer questions, and can then post or email further details, directions and a booking form to you.

Above: Perino del Vaga “Studies of a Horse Head” (Rome 1501-1547)


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2 Responses to “The next horse life drawing workshop will be on 30 September 2012”

  1. Alicia Turner says:


    this sounds amazing! My friend and Gemma and I would be very interested in coming to your next event, do you have a upcoming diary you could send us?

    Thanks you so much for your help, we look forward to hearing from you.

    Alicia Turner

    • art28278 says:

      Hi Alicia, I plan to restart horse drawing classes next year (2013) when the weather warms up as we are a bit weather-dependent. Previous sessions have run near Ware/Hertford. Is that in your area?

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