Pet Portraits with Coloured Pencil
Tutor: Jonathan NeweyCourse Code: 1819-01


This is a two day course that aims to introduce students to drawing pet portraits with coloured pencil. The course will practise basic pencil techniques including shading, texturing, blending and embossing. The tutor will demonstrate each exercise step by step in a relaxed and friendly manner, showing you how to draw fur, eyes, noses, feathers and other features of domestic animals such as cats, dogs and budgerigars.


This is an ideal course to learn how to draw pet portraits with coloured pencil. Each exercise will be demonstrated by the tutor step by step and the course will be run in a friendly, non pressured environment where the tutor will be on hand to encourage and inspire. Ideal for beginners and people with some knowledge of the medium. This course is an ideal stepping stone to other courses run by Missenden School of Creative Arts where you could develop your sketching skills further.

Please bring with you

One A4 white cartridge paper padOne medium size starter pack of artists quality coloured pencils (Derwent, Faber Castel, Caran Dache, Lyra or WH Smith)
If you have watercolour pencils then these can also be used dry
Pencil sharpener, 2B/4B pencil, eraser


The following items can be purchased from your tutor

A sheet of coloured paper/board will be supplied for one of the exercises at a cost of £1 per student.
The tutor will have a selection of tools and materials available to purchase but may not have enough for everyone.


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Jonathan Newey

Jonathan Newey

Jonathan is an award-winning artist with over 20 years of experience in teaching drawing and painting. He specialises in watercolour and coloured pencil drawing.

4th to 5th May 2019
Saturday to Sunday


9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

"An excellent tutor who took us on very small steps to cope with complicated sketches with much more confidence." (Summer School 2019)

"Amazing how far you can get in three days from nothing." (Summer School 2019)

"Altogether excellent! Lovely place, tutor superb, hope to come again." (Summer School 2019)

"Great course and excellent tutor." (Summer School 2019)

"Thank you.  Learnt more than anticipated thanks to Jonathan's skill, patience and experience." (Summer School 2019)