Sketching for Beginners & Afternoon Cream Tea

Want to have a go at sketching, but don’t know where to start? Then come along to a relaxed and friendly sketching workshop, followed by a delicious afternoon cream tea!

In this experience, you will be enjoying a creative afternoon of sketching and cream tea, from the beautiful surroundings of John Wesley's New Room, which is a small and calming museum based in the heart of Bristol.

Your guide for this workshop is professional artist, Simon Tozer. With his help and encouragement, you will have a go at practising different sketching techniques that will help build your confidence in drawing.

What to expect:

  • Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the small museum
  • Be guided through a series of sketching exercises
  • Have a go at sketching the historic chapel in the museum
  • All materials provided
  • Finish off the experience with a delicious cream tea, including scones, jam, clotted cream and freshly brewed tea!

This experience is perfect for anyone looking to practise sketching in a relaxed and inclusive space. Meet like-minded people and enjoy tucking into a lovely cream tea.

A bit more about the artist:

Simon Tozer has a special interest in drawing and sketching his surroundings. Over the last few years he has made many drawings of Bristol, close to his studio in the Old City. Drawing the life of Bristol has become a valued part of his practice, being an activity that briefly creates a quiet space of focus amid the noise and bustle of the city.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (One Workshop Place) £25
2 x Sketching for Beginners + Afternoon Tea ( Must be claimed on same date) £45

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

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How to get there

Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

Hand sanitiser is available on site.

On the day

  • The nearest car parks are The Galleries and Cabot Circus.
  • Your host is close to bus routes and also has on-site bike racks.
  • The venue is an accessible site with a lift to every floor and gender-neutral toilets.
  • The workshop will start in the Horsefair Room (stairs and lift available).
  • The gallery area of the historic chapel is only available by stairs, with the ground floor accessible to all.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements eg gluten free, please let us know.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 1 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 1 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley's New Room is a small and friendly museum in the heart of Bristol. Their experiences offer you a chance to get creative with relaxing crafts, all while meeting new people and learning new skills along the way.

Simon Tozer

Simon studied painting at Portsmouth and printmaking at Chelsea College of Art, where he won the British Institution Fund Award. He remained in London after leaving university and worked as a scenic painter and muralist. He moved to Bristol in 2002. He works as a printmaker, illustrator and teacher of screen printing.
Simon’s work has been included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the National Open Art Competition and the RWA Autumn Open. His work is held in several public collections.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to John Wesley's New Room.

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest