Event details

Thursday 6 June | 9.30am to 3.30pm

£125 per person, including garden entry and lunch

Join acclaimed artist Sue Nichol for a sketchbook drawing masterclass. Taking inspiration from the Chatsworth Garden, Sue will guide you through a workshop exploring how to keep a sketchbook journal using pens, pencils, ink, paint and a variety of mediums. You will also produce a larger piece of work using watercolour paper, using the techniques explored in your sketchbook. 

The day includes tea, coffee and a delicious, locally sourced graze box lunch from the Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop.

Please bring a sketchbook of any type or size to the workshop – Sue recommends Khadi, Seawhite of Brighton or Waterford Deckle edged. All other materials will be provided.

The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists looking for ways to loosen their style.

Weather permitting we will be working outside in the garden so please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Routes around the garden may include steps and inclines – if you have any questions about accessibility please email education@chatsworth.org.

Meet at 9.20am at the top garden gates (near the Stables) ready for a 9.30am start.

About the artist
Sue is part of the Peak District Artisan group. She has been a professional artist for many years and exhibits regularly with two galleries - Staithes Gallery and The Old School Gallery, Muker.

Of her own work, Sue says:
“The wild hills and moors of North Yorkshire and Derbyshire provide a challenge and I love to paint them as they are exposed to the extremes and intensity of light. I try to capture a particular atmosphere created, sometimes fleetingly, by swiftly changing weather conditions and am fascinated by nature’s ability to present a landscape in so many different tempers. I hope my viewers are able to uncover in my work some of the magic I feel in the places I am inspired to paint."

Instagram - @staithesartist

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