Drawing Workshop at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth

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Fort Cumberland

Fort Cumberland Road

Portsmouth

PO4 9LD

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Served in the armed forces? Want to learn how to draw at Fort Cumberland?

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Pete, who describes himself as a "professional drawer", will be delivering workshops that are open to all, no matter what your ability. So, if the last time you picked up a pencil was at school, don't be deterred, as Pete's informal style and enthusiasm for drawing is guaranteed to put you at ease and ensure you enjoy this workshop.

"Exploring hidden skills and demolishing myths of ability. Drawing has always been part of the military services from simple contour maps and reconnaissance notes to technical drawings and strategies quickly drawn with sticks in the sand. We make marks; therefore, we are drawing.
From the Regiment of The Artists Rifles to the famous painters of the historic battle fields.
From humble soldiers and sailors who have doodled in letters to loved ones, or designed tattoos and cartoons for one another; to the serving parent who receives a picture from their child.
You know a drawing can communicate on every level. It can help to explore our feelings, focus our minds. A picture is worth the thousand words we cannot always find ourselves." - Pete Codling

To find out more about Pete and his work head to his website

COVID secure:

  • Location: All activity will take place outdoors at Fort Cumberland
  • Small groups: Limited to six participants plus tutor(s)
  • Social distancing: Current rules will apply
  • Hand sanitiser: Provided
  • Refreshments: Please bring your own (none will be provided for safety)
  • Fort Cumberland: Not open to the public, access for participants only

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  • Materials: All provided (pencils, paper & drawing board)
  • Folding stools: Provided
  • Clothing: Wear practical outdoor clothing and footwear please
  • Parking: Ample free parking on site
  • Access to the Fort: Security desk will have a list of participants' names
  • Weather dependent: There is no wet weather contingency, please keep an eye on the forecast and standby - if the workshop is cancelled we will give you a call which could be on the day

Funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Trust.

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Fort Cumberland Road

Portsmouth

PO4 9LD

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