Are looking to improve your drawing skills then why not sign up for ‘Pen Drawing for beginners’

This image was created by one of my students using only pen drawing in Rome

The course lasts 4 weeks in Jesmond at St Georges church on a Tuesday afternoon between 1:45 to 3:45. Starts on the 3rd of September. Don’t miss you chance to learn how to create a sophisticated drawing using only line to show tone and form. Learn some of the techniques used by the old master as well as modern sketchy approaches used by artists today.

Old style pen work
Modern style with a few dabs of watercolour added to the limited pen work

Rain stops painting today. Seaton Sluice will now be on Wednesday the 21st of August – sign up today!

I aleady have a number of students signed up for this event. Why not book your place and enjoy a day of sketching or painting at this wonderful location.

I demonstrate how to paint the image and talk you through how to construct the picture to get the best results. You recieve one to one tuition to help you sketch or paint the scene.

Sea study created by Jason at Low Newton this week

Beach study created by Jason on the same art day

Drawing & Painting with Watercolour Pencils

Detail from one of Jason’s latest watercolours drawings

Starts 4th September running for 4 weeks at Newcastle Arts Centre

This course explores drawing with watercolour using coloured pencils, crayons, sticks, and markers. Jason will show you how they can be used within traditional watercolour painting approaches as well helping you create vibrant watercolour drawings of your own.


I am coming to the end of this terms courses with my last class on Friday morning. It’s been a great term, with many students making new friends whilst creating artwork they are proud as they have discovered new ways to use art materials or think through an artistic project.

This term might be ending, but I still have arts activities carrying on over the summer.

Why not treat yourself to a day sketching or painting outdoors with expert tuition. August is the ideal time of year to try your hand at working outdoors. With six locations to choose from, with art days happening on various days of the week, it should be easy to find a time that fits into your schedule.

Full Details of all days available in the ‘Art Days’ section

Time to plan what you are going to learn in September

If you want to plan ahead so you don’t miss out on the getting onto a course in September then take a look in the courses section of the site.

Here is just one example of the inspirational courses on offer:

Watercolour Painting Rocks & Stones for beginners