Join artist Samantha Barnes to draw, explore, laugh and enjoy an amazing 2 course meal together. Her events are welcoming, light-hearted and full of confidence-inducing exercises that everyone can take part in.
Samantha is a specialist in engaging people to draw, particularly those that haven’t done any for years. Drawing is good for everyone. It’s fun, cheap and a great way to connect with others.
Meals are prepared and cooked by Hannah Chapman, resident chef of Firstsite.
Whether you are a super-beginner or an advanced artist, by the end of each workshop, you are guaranteed to feel differently about drawing – and full of delicious food.
These workshops are suitable for ages 16+. Basic materials provided, but feel free to bring your own, no experience necessary, just enthusiasm!
About the artist
Samantha is a practising artist of thirty years. Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in the early 90’s and her work is all about line.
She sells her work both nationally and internationally in galleries, UK Homeware stores and via her website.
Samantha rediscovered her love of teaching during lockdown where she and her partner Carl spontaneously ran online drawing classes for adults and children.
Her drawing sessions are designed to build confidence quickly, and her workshops have been known to spark all sorts of things in others, new businesses, directions and a myriad of hobbies.
Samantha works in her garden studio in Suffolk and lives with her family and dog called Barney, who joins in most of her workshops.
6:00pm-9:30pm – ‘Autumnal Drawing – For Everyone’
Draw some of nature’s best work! Feel free to bring along some found objects such as pine cones, branches, leaves and let’s get busy drawing them all in fun and exciting ways. This Social Drawing Art Supper is guaranteed to be great fun filled with art, drawing and lovely food.
6:00pm-9:30pm – ‘Fine Line & Feast’ In celebration of Singles Day
Come and join us for an event where single, uncoupled humans are not only welcomed but celebrated! This Social Drawing Art Supper is not so much an event to meet matches, more to come together, draw and break-bread. During this workshop we will be drawing the unexpected, and having a blast!
6:00-9:30pm – Busting The January Blues
January can be a tough month so let’s bring in some fun with drawing and then eating together. Together we will be raising the vibrations and finding joy and laughter in drawing (and music), then dining together as a bonded group.
Length: 3.5 hours