MAKING YOUR MARK Thursday 10th March 11 - 3
at Springhead, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, SP7 0NU

Springhead lies at the foot of north Dorset’s most spectacular downland. It is the site of an18th century mill. The small pool at its centre is fed by running water that cascades beneath the mill house to become a gentle stream, Collyer’s Brook, flowing into the River Stour. It has a picturesque lakeside garden and at the head of the lake, where the chalk of the downs meets the greensand of the vale, icy, clear water bubbles up from seven springs.The gardens at Springhead will be a delight in March bursting with  Spring bulbs and birdsong 


Springhead gardens


Using paper, pen, ink, brush and natural drawing implements, we will explore different ways of making bold marks and strong images. We will also learn techniques using  washes (watery ink) and wax resist  to produce some exciting and unexpected results. If you have ever felt like your drawing and mark making needed new vitality...this could be for you.

All materials provided. £65

You will spend the day learning the various techniques with time to experiment and produce several pieces of work.


The day runs from 11 - 3. Classes are very relaxed  in the spacious Mill Room at Springhead overlooking the lake and gardens. There will be plenty of help and individual tuition during the day.

Teas and coffees available throughout the day. Bring a packed lunch. Maximun 8 people.

£65 including all materials





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The Mill Room at Springhead