Pen & Ink Workshop "Trees" with Andrew Jenkin

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Calder Art

34 Byram Arcade

Westgate Road



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Workshop Details

Andrew will demonstrate the process he uses to produces wonderful and colourful structure with use of pen and ink. This workshop will concentrate on various techniques to achieve realistic texture on buildings and various other elements to create a watercolour painting to be proud of.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of time to ask questions and Andrew will give his expert advise on a one to one basis.

Absolute beginners would be very welcome at this workshop, and experienced painters may find it helpful if they haven't done pen & ink before. There is a watercolour element which provides the 'finishing touch' at the end.

About the Artist

Andrew is a self-taught artist, originally from Honley near Holmfirth, and now living in North Wales.

In 2012 he was shortlisted for ‘Artist of the Year’ by Artist & Illustrators magazine. He is an invited artist at Holmfirth Artweek and has exhibited work at the Royal Cambrian Academy Open (Wales) and Grosvenor Open (Chester) exhibitions.

Andrew teaches regular watercolour classes in North Wales, and has demonstrated watercolour painting to art societies throughout the UK. He was Head Tutor at North Light Gallery Art School in Huddersfield until his move to Wales in 2010.

Andrew is a member of the Huddersfield Art Society.

Materials to Bring

1. If this is your first time using pen & ink, I suggest using drawing pens (sometimes described as 'technical pens') - these must be permanent, ie. light-fast and waterproof. A range of nib sizes is available, from 0.1 (smallest) to 0.8 (largest). I normally work with 0.5mm.

Alternatively you may wish to use the old-fashioned nibbed dipping-pens & Indian ink (black or sepia). This is a more difficult technique, but I find it gives better results. The best nibs for this are described as 'sketching' or 'drawing' nibs - calligraphy nibs can also be used, as long as they are not too wide.

2. Pencils (HB, 2B), sharpener & putty rubber

3. Watercolour brushes, paints, palette

4. Watercolour paper – I recommend Bockingford 200lb/425gsm ‘NOT’ (which means not hot-pressed HP), although feel free to experiment with different textures (‘NOT’, Rough or HP) and different weights of paper (generally the heavier the better).

5. Photograph(s) of buildings to work from

All materials are available online at www.calderartsupplies.co.uk. Or you can pick these up instore before the class begins.

Materials Provided

Calder Art will provide the following materials for the workshop:

Table Top Easel

MDF Board in various sizes

Palette or Plate

Masking Tape and other sundry products are also available.

Course Details

Minimum numbers apply for courses to run. Payment is due in full at the time of booking, either through the shop, phone or online. All sales are final unless transferring to another class in which a difference in price will be paid. Full refunds will be given if the courses cannot take place. If you cannot make the classes for any reason no refunds will be given.

You can book by calling us on our telephone number 01484 422991 or visit in store.

We also have an online booking option through our Facebook site:


This will also give you a breakdown of details of the class and times to attend.

If you have any issues booking online please give the shop a call and we will endeavour to sort this out over the phone.

Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour.

You can visit our very own Arcade Café for a selection of delicious lunch options, you can see an example here: https://www.facebook.com/ArcadeCoffeeFood/.

There are plenty of local shops and cafes in the area within close walking distance to the arcade.

Alternatively, you may bring your own lunch.

The nearest car park available to the venue is the multi-storey next to Huddersfield bus station. All details are found on the link below. The cost of the car park is £2.00 for 3 hours (all levels) or £4.00 for 10 hours (upper two levels only.


Our venue is also a 2 minute walk from both the main bus and train stations.


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