Money raised for Witchford church extension at drawing workshop

Witchford Sketchers drawing workshop. Sue Thompson, who won two second prizes, is pictured with Rose

Witchford Sketchers drawing workshop. Sue Thompson, who won two second prizes, is pictured with Rosemary Westwell - Credit: Archant

Local artist Cary Outis held a drawing workshop in the church hall of St Andrew’s in Witchford at the weekend.

Harvey Stimpson's sketch of a kestrel won the first prize for the children’s section at the Witchfor

Harvey Stimpson's sketch of a kestrel won the first prize for the children’s section at the Witchford drawing workshop. - Credit: Archant

It was part of a series of community events planned towards funding an extension to the church.

Feedback included “excellent tuition; he was very clear and inspiring” and “after he had clearly described strategies I was amazed to see my second attempt looked like a real drawing”.

There was a sketchers’ competition as well. The 26 entries were displayed in the church and the first prize was awarded to Tony Brown for his drawing of a horse.

Don Beards looking at some of the sketches

Don Beards looking at some of the sketches - Credit: Archant

Three entrants came second: two by Sue Thompson (flowers and a man relaxing on a sofa) and a drawing of two ladies sitting on a bench by Don Beards.


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The first prize for the children’s section was the drawing of a kestrel by Harvey Stimpson.

£65.50 was made for the church extension funds.

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The next event is the ‘What we do Supper’ on Thursday March 8 when during a two-course meal, there will be a number of 10-minute talks by people introducing their businesses or charities.

The evening starts at 7.30pm. For tickets or to speak at the event, contact rjwestwell@hotmail.com Tickets are also available from Witchford Post Office.

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