Equine Illustration and Painting
- Level(s) of Study: Short course
- Start Date(s): 9 September 2023
- Duration: One day, 10 am - 5.30 pm
- Study Mode(s): Short course
- Campus: Brackenhurst Campus
This course, aimed at both beginners and improvers, will develop your knowledge and skills in the field of illustration of horses.
You'll get to draw the horses at our Brackenhurst Campus Equestrian Centre in a live setting.
Book your place.
We offer flexible booking options for our courses, allowing learners to attend either a single day or both days over the weekend. Our dedicated tutor will ensure that your learning needs are met regardless of your chosen attendance.
Learn how to draw horses in a live setting at our Equestrian Centre.
You'll be taught by Jennifer Bell, an experienced artist with a wealth of knowledge in this specialised field.
How you’re taught
This short course will be taught in-person. It will include a mix of demonstrations, group discussions and practical work with personalised guidance to support your learning.
Meet your tutor: Jennifer Bell
Jennifer has been a professional artist all of her working life, starting with an Art Foundation at Oxford Poly (now Brookes) and then a degree in Fine Art at Loughborough.
She followed that with retraining as a graphic artist in an advertising agency, eventually going freelance.
Chance meetings led to commissions for book illustrations, and a long partnership with J.A.Allen, the Equestrian publisher, and thence with Scandinavian equestrian and Pony Book Club publishing houses. She has written and illustrated a best seller cartoon strip book; ‘Annie Learns to Ride’, three ‘How to Draw Horses’ books (one for the Pony Club) and has illustrated countless pony novels.
Jennifer also specialises as a mural and decorative artist, and has won interior design competitions (World of Interiors 1994 and ‘95) and was also a finalist in the 2019 House and Garden competition.
Equestrian art continues to be Jennifer's main passion and she regularly exhibits with the Society of Equestrian Artists, with whom she is registered as a 'Full Member’ established professional artist.
Campus and facilities
You will be based at our Brackenhurst Campus in Southwell.
The Equestrian Centre is home to around 30 horses. You'll be drawing and painting outdoors, but undercover, using our Equestrian Centre facilities. Horse models will be held by a groom live for the class to study.
What you need to bring with you on the day
- Sketchbook and pencil or any drawing / painting materials of choice.
- Packed lunch.
Tea and coffee is included and will be served on both days (mid-morning and mid-afternoon).