16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Introduction to drawing with Mick and Aly Smith at The Biscuit Factory

Beginners Introduction to Drawing | June 2023


Sunday 11 June 2023 | 10.30-3.30

Hosted by: Artist Mick Smith and Art Historian Aly Smith

Age: Suitable for ages 18+ 

About: Join artist Mick Smith & Art Historian Aly Smith for a days drawing course.

In this session you will learn how to use pencils, charcoals and pastels to learn basic drawing techniques and by the end of the session you will have a range of drawings to take home and a foundation of techniques to build upon. All materials are provided.

Skill Level - Absolute beginners 

Recommended: wear an apron or old clothes.

About Aly Smith & Mick Smith: Aly & Mick are North-East based artists working in the Biscuit Box Studios. They have over 15 years experience of delivering art workshops across a variety of disciplines for all ages and levels.  Mick specialises in landscapes (often influenced by 17th century Dutch Artists) industrial still life and sculpture. He has recently been involved in ‘The Cabinet of Souls’ project where he produced large paintings to acknowledge the industrial heritage of the North. This can be seen on https://youtu.be/gJ5pqSy9ic0.

Further information

A discount voucher for use in The Factory Kitchen café will be provided for all workshop participants.

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event.

Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund. 

Participants are encouraged to arrive around 10-15 minutes ahead of their workshop.

There is parking on site and we have 2 free overflow car parks on Bermondsey Street and opposite at The Holy Biscuit.