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Online Interactive Workshop with
Timothy Foss 

CraftyMonkies Timothy Foss Online Interactive Workshop: Draw Like Fabric Moves!


16.00-19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop




Draw Like Fabric Moves!

CraftyMonkies Timothy Foss Online Interactive Workshop: Draw Like Fabric Moves!

Timothy Foss

Saturday 04 May 2024

16.00 - 19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Markmaking: 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, Timothy 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!


Also, not only will you have an amazing class with Tim, you will get a 20% Discount from any items you purchase from Tim's shop (you will get the code after booking your class)! 


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 movements in 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 coloured 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 relevant to 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 our 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 are reproduced with kind permission of Shannon Svensrud

Tickets for this Online Demonstration (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! The ticket price of £35.00 (approx $40.00) 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! Here's a great world time zone reference:-


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 is being recorded and a link will be sent to all classmates a few days after the class, so you can watch in your own time!

CraftyMonkies Timothy Foss Online Interactive Workshop: Draw Like Fabric Moves!
CraftyMonkies Timothy Foss Online Interactive Workshop: Draw Like Fabric Moves!
CraftyMonkies Timothy Foss Online Interactive Workshop: Draw Like Fabric Moves!
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