Sense of Place

Through observed and exploratory drawing this 2 day course focuses on capturing a sense of place in the spacious and relaxing studio at Bransbury. You will be considering the interior and exterior spaces, evoking a feeling of place through a variety of drawn approaches. 

  • Tutor, Elizabeth Hammond
  • March 14th/15th
  • 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • £160/2days
  • Tea, coffee and parking are readily available, please bring your own lunch
  • Suitable for all abilities

What to expect on Interiors, Drawing Space

A sense of place is about the relationship between people and a spatial setting.

If an artwork has a sense of place this is often achieved by the ability of the artist to create a sense of belonging and ambience. This course is designed to explore how this is achieved by considering the works of artists such as Edward Hopper, Marina Fridman and Jeanette Barnes and how we can evoke our own feeling of belonging.

This will be explored through a variety of different (and fun!) techniques using charcoal, graphite and ink such as blind drawings, growing drawings, bringing the outside in, using light to our advantage and culminating in a collaborative drawing to create a personal group portrait and map of our experience of place.


  • A1 Pad of cartridge paper
  • Charcoal,
  • Graphite
  • Mix of pencils
  • Indian Ink, dipping pens
  • Chalk
  • Erasers
  • Kitchen roll
  • Appropriate clothing – this may get messy