Williamson Tunnels: dot-art, Sketching in the Tunnels

Williamson Tunnels: dot-art, Sketching in the Tunnels
Williamson Tunnels: dot-art, Sketching in the Tunnels

Venue: Williamson Tunnels
Dates: 25/03/2018
Times: 10:00 - 13:00

Sketching in the Tunnels
by dot-art Services

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The Williamson Tunnels are a unique historical architectural feature of Liverpool. This sketching session is a mixed ability class suitable for experienced artists who want to experience drawing in this unique location or beginners looking to learn useful skills to help record the world around you.


  • Looking at different ways of drawing architecture
  • Using tonal drawing to deal with lighting effects
  • Experimenting with different materials for dealing with effects of light
  • We will talk about approaches to your drawing referencing different artists to provide context and pointers on how to approach the problems involved.
  • Quick drawing exercises about creating thumbnails sketches and planning out a tonal scheme.
  • Tips on getting believable Architectural proportions and establishing a sense of scale in drawing. Then different ways of rendering the effects of light in tone.
  • Long drawings.
  • Group critique and feedback sessions


Please bring pencils, erasers and an A3 sketch book.

The tutor will provide additional materials to experiment with.


Dress appropriately as the site is a working excavation and can get quite chilly!

Feel free to bring a drink with you as there are no facilities on site, but no food please.


Winter Session: Sunday 25th March, 10am – 1pm


The Williamson Tunnels, Paddington, L7 3RG



£25 for the 3 hour class.


  • There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
  • To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660