Williamson Tunnels: Sketching in the Tunnels by dot-art

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

Venue: Williamson Tunnels
Dates: 03/03/2019
Times: 10:00 - 13:00

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.

We suggest you buy your materials for the course from Cass Art’s online store. To order your materials, simply visit the link below to view a pre-filled online basket with basics you may need to get you started.


You can edit the basket if there are items you already have or if there are other items you’d like to add. You’ll also receive a 5% discount which has been applied to your basket.

The tutor will provide additional materials for you to experiment with along with boards to lean on.


  • Dress appropriately as the site is a working excavation and can get quite chilly!
  • There will be chairs for you to sit on dotted around the site.
  • Feel free to bring a drink with you as there are no facilities on site, but no food please.


There are two dates which you can choose to do:

Sunday 3rd March, 10am – 1pm, or Sunday 28th April, 10am – 1pm.


The Williamson Tunnels, Paddington, L7 3RG



£25 for one 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

Cancellations / Refunds

Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

dot-art and Williamson Tunnels may use your details to contact you about forthcoming events, classes or developments that may be of interest.