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NEW for 2014 Luxury Art Holidays in the Lake District

Date 6th - 8th October 2014 Price £330 each

2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at The Lodore Falls Hotel with art tuition. Click on tuition workshops tab to the left and read all about our Derwent Art Holiday teamed with a VIP tour around our Pencil Factory.

Find out what’s on this month and join-in the free demonstrations, tuition workshops or family fun days

Throughout the year the museum offers a free program of demonstrations to visitors where, in quick and easy to follow steps, the whole family can learn simple drawing techniques. You will be amazed how rapidly your drawing skills will improve.


Family fun days are all about kids with quiz trails around the museum, drawing competitions and creative things to make & do in the Kid’s Art Studio. Hosted by museum staff or professional art practitioners.


Derwent at the Pencil Museum workshops are a great way to explore the uses of The Derwent Fine Art Pencils we manufacture in our Cumberland Pencil Factory, here in the Lake District. The workshops are run by professional artists, and are suitable for beginners and intermediate levels.

The day starts around 10am where we meet for coffee in the Museum coffee shop; a great way to get to know the group. We then glide our way through the day exploring and experimenting with the pencils and Derwent mediums, creating a couple of pictures and being inspired by the professional artist’s tricks of the trade. The day generally finishes around 4.30pm.

The tuition costs £50 per person, pre-booking is essential as we keep the numbers to a tight group of a maximum of 10 people, enabling you to get lots of one to one tuition throughout the day.

All materials are supplied along with complimentary tea, coffee and afternoon treats. Lunch can be bought additionally from Sketchers coffee shop.





This month at the museum

Tuition workshops

Brush and pen strokes with Dee Cowell

11th September 2014
Dee was born and educated in Zimbabwe, where she taught art at various high schools. She left to...
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Creative painting with watercolour pencils with Anne Corless

18th September 2014
Anne’s love of fine art and the wish to learn more about the industry, led to her to applying for...
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Illustrative coastal characters in mixed media with Ailsa...

25th September 2014
Scottish artist, painter and illustrator Ailsa Black’s art is a quirky and light hearted...
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