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2-Day Equine Painting, Drawing and Anatomy for Artists Workshop

with Jenny Bell and Gillian Higgins

19th and 20th June 2017

Wavendon Grange, Lawn Lane, Old Dalby Leicestershire, LE14 3LW

‘Understanding anatomy is key to improving accuracy and to capture, energy, spirit and personality’.
Gillian Higgins of Horses Inside Out and renowned mural and equestrian artist Jenny Bell have combined forces to offer a unique 2-day horse drawing and life painting workshop at Wavendon Grange, Leicestershire.

Jenny BellWorkshop Overview:
Using live horses and by sharing slow motion videos of how horses move, Gillian will share her knowledge of anatomy and physiology and Jenny, with her experience and eye for shape and detail, will help you learn how to observe, draw and paint horses.

Who is this workshop aimed at?
This workshop is of interest to aspiring and professional artists wishing to improve their technique, understanding and ability to draw and paint horses, as well as those just wanting to ‘have a go’!

Workshop Outline:
Day 1
09:15 - Arrive and Coffee
09:30 - Welcome to Wavendon Grange
10:00 - How to Draw Horses. Jenny will give a talk demonstrating how to observe and draw horses.
11.30 - Coffee Break and Introduction to Live Horses.
11:45 - Painting from Life - Lecture demonstration and practical session
13:00 - Light Lunch
13:30 - Understanding the Horse, Form and Function using slow motion film of movement
14:00 - Drawing and Painting Practical Session using live horse
15:30 - Tea Break
15:50 - Practical Continued
17:00 - End of First Day

Day 2
09:15 - Arrive and CoffeeGillian Higgins
09:30 - Brief outline and Q&A session from participants
09.45 - Capturing Movement Lecture Demonstration and Practical
11:30 - Coffee break
11.50 - Drawing and Painting Practical
13:00 - Lunch
13:30 - Horse Anatomy in Motion Practical and Q&A Session
14:00 - Drawing and Painting Practical
15:00 - Tea Break
15:20 - Drawing and Painting Practical Q&A Session
16:30 - End

• £250 per person

What’s included:

• Refreshments and a light lunch
• Demonstrations and one to one mentoring during the practical sessions.
• Basic painting and drawing materials **
• Access to a range of anatomical models, charts and skeletons

Please bring:

• Your own favourite painting materials and portable/field easel* (if you have them).
• Pencils and drawing pads/paper
• Suitable clothing and footwear for working outside.

* We have a limited number of easels available.
**We will supply a limited range of painting and drawing materials but if you prefer your own, please bring them.

Extra art materials, ‘How to draw horses’ books, and ‘Horses Inside Out’ books and DVDs, can be bought from Jenny and Gillian.

For More Information:

Email: or

Telephone: Gillian – 07947242262 or Jenny – 07709748649

To Book:

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More about Jenny Bell: Jenny is an award winning freelance writer, illustrator and painter. Having been involved in many different disciplines, Jenny now specialises in painting murals and trompe l’oeil, portraits from life and has a passion for horses. Jenny regularly exhibits with the Society of Equestrian Artists, is an inspirational tutor and has written 3 books on how to draw horses.

More about Gillian Higgins: Gillian is an equine anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, professional Sports and Remedial Therapist and author with a first class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management. Gillian founded Horses Inside Out in 2006 and she is well known for her anatomical painting on live horses, which she uses for her teaching. Gillian has performed lecture demonstrations and courses in anatomy and biomechanics around the globe.

Where to stay:

The Barn in the Old Hall, Old Dalby - 0.7 miles from Wavendon Grange.

The Cottage Old Dalby B&B: 14 Chapel Ln, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray LE14 3LA - 0.7 miles from Wavendon Grange

Bouverie Lodge: Nether Broughton, Melton Mowbray LE14 3ES - 5 miles from Wavendon Grange

The Lodge: Scalford Hall Lodge, Melton Rd, Scalford, Melton Mowbray LE14 4UB - 6.7 miles from Wavendon Grange

Sysonby Knoll: Asfordby Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HP - 7 miles from Wavendon Grange

Premier Inn Melton Mowbray: 5 Norman Way, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JE - 7.2 miles from Wavendon Grange

The Harboro Hotel: 49-51 Burton St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AF - 7.7 miles from Wavendon Grange

The Grange: New Road, Burton Lazars, Burton Lazars, Melton Mowbray LE14 2UU - 9.5 miles from Wavendon Grange



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