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Sat, 04 May


Online Interactive Workshop

Saturday 04 May 2024: Online Workshop (Draw Like Fabric Moves!)

CraftyMonkies are delighted to welcome another NEW Tutor, namely Timothy Foss and his fabulous Draw Like Fabric Moves three-hour workshop!...

Saturday 04 May 2024: Online Workshop (Draw Like Fabric Moves!)
Saturday 04 May 2024: Online Workshop (Draw Like Fabric Moves!)

Time & Location

04 May 2024, 16:00 – 19:00

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Timothy Foss - Saturday 04 May 2024 - 4.00pm to 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Draw Like Fabric Moves!

We're really excited to be hosting this Draw Like Fabric Moves workshop with a wonderful & hugely talented NEW CraftyMonkies guest tutor, Tim Foss! Tim's class will see participants learn how graphite sticks can teach us how to leverage our 'accidents', teach you basic tricks to undersatnd composition and help you gain confidence in your mark-making - this promises to be another hugely popular class: we really hope you're able to join us!…

Introduction to Tim:-

Timothy Foss’ award winning arts career spans 30 years making functional pottery, drawings, paintings, graphic novels, theater, dance, music, and illustration for clients from General Mills to US State Representative, Ilhan Omar. His most recent work is inspired by Buddhism, movement, and a desire to use art to connect us:- 

“I love to imagine that we discovered how to draw when our ancestors’ feet made marks in the dirt as they danced. Even as beliefs might distance us in a highly virtual world, drawing at a large scale with our whole body can remind us we are related to each other through the fabric of our bones, materials, and movements.”

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-


  • How graphite sticks teach us to leverage our accidents.
  • Basic tricks to understand composition.
  • Celebrate and gain confidence in your mark-making.


  • To treat drawing as a non-competitive process not a product
  • To record your movementsin a drawing
  • Techniques to stay aware of your body in art and life

This Online Interactive Workshop is aimed at:-

  • Artists looking to reconnect to their practice if they're 'blocked' or dissatisfied with their career
  • Artists trying to unlock their individual style and identity in their work
  • Artists trying to energise their beginners mind to overcome frustrations in learning

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

We will work large on a horizontal surface if possible. I recommend these materials specifically because of how they interact together, but feel free to include other drawings sticks (or colored chalk pastels) or other papers you might have lying around. Keep it simple!

  • NEWSPRINT PAD. As large as you can get; Tim suggests something along the lines of 61 x 91cms (24 x 36 inches) - High-quality option: a pad of medium YUPO paper
  • GRAPHITE STICK. (Not a pencil! Not charcoal!) Tim prefers the 9B GRAFCUBE by Caran D’ache: 15mm
  • Or, if you can’t find this brand, make sure yours is at least a 6B about 25mm thick and square.
  • MASKING TAPE to secure your paper (something easy to remove - artist tape or painters tape)
  • One or two sheets of Medium Grain Sandpaper
  • 4 x STRONG BINDER CLIPS - and a wall you can nail into (for people working vertically!)



Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Table - large enough to fit your pad. Should be stable so it won’t wobble when you’re working
  • Floor - if you’re flexible and feel loose enough to move easily while squatting or on your knees
  • Wall - pad could be mounted with binder clips

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A yoga class is about how you respond to challenges, not appearances. This is the same!
  • We are connecting across the world not competing
  • Observe how CraftyMonkies minds behave when we draw and reflect on our results!
  • We are holding space for each other to risk something
  • These are recordings of a moment in time. They are honest. So success is defined as everything...

© Photographs on the website are reproduced with kind permission of Shannon Svensrud

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £35.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop:-

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube

A link to a recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 60 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).

Please note: Not all workshops/classes will appear as edited videos due to licensing restrictions with some of our tutors; that said, the vast majority will be available!


  • Online Workshop: Draw Like Fab

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop with Tim Foss on Saturday 04 May 2024 (4.00pm-7.00pm, BST)




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