Workshops and Life Drawing

We have now returned to a more normal programme of workshops, although place numbers are still restricted to aid social distancing.
Members will still receive a significant priority booking opportunity this year because space in each workshop has been limited. They will be notified as soon as the booking portals on our website are open for new workshops.
All PACS workshops and life drawing sessions are aimed at artists of all levels and are taught by experienced artists from a variety of backgrounds.
You will usually be expected to bring your own materials unless specialised materials (for example clay or gold leaf) are required in which case a small extra charge may be applied. All information will be provided to you after booking, all workshops take place at the Liss Triangle Centre from 10am-4pm on a Saturday, life drawing sessions are half-day.
Simply choose your workshop from the drop-down list in the main menu and follow the steps to pay and book.

For general questions regarding any workshops or to go on the waiting list for workshops which are fully booked please email Alan on

Life drawing sessions are organised by George Spear. George has issued an information sheet about the sessions for this autumn/winter which you can read here.
Contact George Spear on if you have any questions.
Secure payment online is via PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account – payment with any credit or debit card is accepted.

When you make your booking please print out your PayPal receipt which will be emailed to you after the transaction. This acts as your booking confirmation.

The usual fee for workshops is £34 for members, £50 for non-members and there may be a small additional cost for some workshops for materials. Junior members pay £17, non-members pay £25.

Life drawing sessions with George Spear are £16 for members and £22 for non-members.

For some workshops we can take fewer students (e.g. where each person requires a much larger workspace) or the instructor fee is significantly higher so in these cases the price may be higher. This will often apply to our ‘Extra’ workshops which are added in during the course of the year.

Once payment is made your place is non-refundable unless there is a very exceptional circumstance. If you find you are unable to come at short notice you are welcome to hand your ‘ticket’ to another member (or non-member if you have paid the non-member price) but please let us know so that we know who to expect on the day. If we refund your booking, there will be a £5 administration fee as a token gesture of the extra work involved as we do not have an automated booking system.

Refunds will be given if a workshop has to be cancelled. All payments are subject to the PayPal privacy policy and your contact details will be held securely and only used by PACS to notify you of information regarding workshops.

Young people under 21 who are not members will receive their first year of membership FREE when they book a workshop and complete a member application form. They will also be entitled to reduced price workshops (select Junior from the drop-down menu when booking).

Adult non-members who book a workshop will be offered a refund of the extra £16 they paid for the session if they join PACS (providing they fulfil the criterion of living within 10 miles of Petersfield).


Making A Booking

The Details

To book please select a workshop from the drop-down list in the menu and pay by credit or debit card using the PayPal button. You will receive an email with your PayPal receipt. Alan will send you details about materials and additional information closer to the date of the workshop. PACS is also able to offer gift vouchers for workshops and more information can be obtained from Alan at

In the unlikely event that the Workshop you have booked is already full, we will contact you asap to suggest possible alternative courses or to arrange a full and immediate refund of the fees paid.

For more information about each artist please follow the links to their websites which you will find when you click on their name on the programme page.


Call for artists, tutors and demonstrators

Are you an artist, maker or speaker who would be interested in coming to teach a workshop, give a talk or a demonstration of techniques?

Our audience is a mixture of amateurs and professionals, all ages and with a broad spectrum of art and craft interests. We have painters and potters, silversmiths, textile artists and more.

We are always on the lookout for artists and makers who are experienced in presenting to a group or teaching a whole day workshop. You might be offering to speak about your career as an artist, potter, sculptor or artisan crafter. You might have specialist knowledge of an aspect of creative work in which you are able to give an evening lecture. Maybe you are involved with working in a heritage craft and could tell us about its history and give a demonstration.

A whole day workshop usually involves teaching up to around 16 people although this number depends on what is being taught and how much room each person requires.

We are open to ideas! If you would like to get in touch please contact our demonstrations coordinator Louise Turpin ( with more details and contact information. We will keep your details safe and will consider you for future events.

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