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Sketch of a street of brick houses with pointed roofs and tall chimneys

Transforming Views into Art: Drawing and Watercolours


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Join artist Agnes Treherne on a wander through the streets of Chichester and channel the spirit of Gwen John as you craft your own drawings and watercolours.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop is designed to ignite your creativity and deepen your understanding of Gwen John’s urban landscapes. Led by the artist Agnes Treherne, you’ll delve into Gwen John’s early drawing studies, which served as the foundation for her remarkable works.

Step into the streets of Chichester as Agnes guides you to capture the essence of your surroundings through drawing. Learn how to observe the world around you, as Gwen John did, and gradually build a sense of place on paper. Through Agnes’ expert guidance, you’ll explore the intriguing dynamics of composition, scale, distance, and tone, understanding how these elements shape your artistic vision.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chichester as you sketch and absorb the subtle nuances of your environment. Then, we’ll retreat to the gallery, where your drawings will come to life with watercolours. Agnes will be there to provide invaluable insights, sharing her own practice as a painter and revealing the connections between her work and Gwen John’s.

No matter your skill level, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of Gwen John, refine your drawing techniques, and unleash your creativity with watercolours.


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You will also have the option to book a lunch with your workshop. Please find more information below.


Break with tea, coffee and lunch provided by Pallant Café

You have the option to book a delicious packed lunch to enjoy during the break, delivered to you during the workshop. Indulge in the mouth-watering vegetarian Tart of the Month with a side salad, all for just £11. The meal is gluten free.

However, if you prefer to bring your own packed lunch, you’re more than welcome to do so. We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your workshop to the fullest.

All attendees will be provided with hot tea, coffee, or water while at the Gallery.

Artist bio - Agnes Treherne

Photograph in black and white of a woman standing to the left with her arms crossed across her chest wearing a white shirt and has long dark hair tied back. On her left is a painting of a woman in a dress and a wide hat.

Agnes Treherne is a painter based in East Sussex. She studied Fine Art and History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, followed by the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School, where she is a Tutor on the Young Artists’ Programme. Agnes’ practice is rooted in attentiveness to her daily life and her local landscape of East Sussex and the Downs. Painting her immediate surroundings and family, her works begin from moments of observation. Through her paintings, drawings and prints she seeks to express the beauty that lies in the mundane and ordinary.