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Children’s Workshop 7+ | Drawing Portraits


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Create your own fun portrait in our Studio with local illustrator, Diane Dunning.

If you are looking for a fun, creative activity for the kids during the Summer Holidays, this is a fantastic option.

Led by local illustrator, Diane Dunning, children will delve into drawing techniques using pencils, fineliners and watercolours to create a portrait of themselves. They will get to explore the Gallery’s permanent collection and our temporary exhibition, Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit, to gain inspiration for their work. The end result will be a fun and experimental portrait that shows each participants individual personality.

Participants are asked to bring in a photograph of themselves to work from.


Important Information

This workshop is suitable for children aged 7 to 11.

We ask that you attend the workshop in comfortable clothes.

Staff are DBS checked by the Gallery prior to the workshop start date.

We may wish to use photographs you share of you, your child, or their artwork on our website or social media for marketing purposes. Please let us know, when sharing children’s work via email, if you do not consent to this usage.


Artist Bio

The workshop is run by Chichester-based illustrator Diane Dunning. Diane has a background in Collagraphy, digital illustration and mixed-media design and commercial experience working in digital design, education and art within the community.

Diane’s Illustration is often inspired by the characteristics, nuances and personality of animals together with the wider beauty of nature. Her work is quirky, playful and light and she uses her Instagram page as a key central platform that allows her to connect with the wider creative world and receive feedback and inspiration from creators and art lovers across the globe.

Portrait of woman with dark curly hair and eyes closed with lots of different animals in background