Elizabeth Hammond

Ink and wash occupies an interesting cross-over position between drawing and painting. It has been a popular medium across the centuries used regularly by artists such as Nicolas Poussin, Vincent Van Gogh, Samuel Palmer and Cy Twombly, and is an exciting element of contemporary expressive work.

Learn how to combine ink and wash to enhance and add depth to your drawing and as a speedy way to take tonal notes. Or as an experimental expressive way to make your mark. We will explore a variety of subjects including landscape, botanical, still life and the abstract. 

Samuel Palmer
  • Tutor, Elizabeth Hammond
  • February 7th/8th
  • 10.00 – 4.00
  • £160/2days
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • In the studio at Bransbury
  • Tea, coffee and parking are readily available
  • Please bring lunch

We would like all students and tutors to take a covid test before they arrive at the studio on the morning of the class.

What to expect on Ink and Wash course

Discover how to draw using ink in this comprehensive and enjoyable workshop.

We will explore a variety of techniques including washes and masking, using pens and brushes and investigating different surfaces. Markmaking is particularly exciting using this accommodating media. You will explore expressive, contemporary marks alongside a more traditional approach.

This introduction to drawing with ink is a great place to start or ‘brush up’ on your skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. Suitable for all abilities.


If you have any queries regarding these please do not hesitate to contact the tutor:

  • Pad of A4 Watercolour hot pressed paper (approx 20 sheets)
  • Black Drawing Ink
  • Dipping pen for the ink
  • Black Drawing Pen
  • Brushes – a variety of thicknesses
  • Pots for ink and water
  • suitable clothing – ink can be messy