Announcing a new hand drawn mapping workshop.

This is a short post to let you know that I’m running a short hand drawn map workshop at ONCA Gallery in Brighton alongside the exhibition ‘The Long View’ by somewhere-nowhere, a creative team comprising of Harriet Fraser and Rob Fraser, a writer and photographer respectively. For more than two years, somehwere-nowhere have been visiting seven trees in Cumbria – a hawthorn, a rowan, an alder, a Scot’s pine, a sycamore, a birch and a sessile oak and documenting their time with them. In the spirit of the exhibition, we will be mapping a brief walk taken around the gallery, observing the urban wildlife, people and buildings along the way.

8th June, 10am – noon

£15 – tickets via Eventbrite

For adults of all levels of artistic experience.
By the end of this 2 hour workshop you will have all the skills to make a basic hand drawn map!

Participants will learn how to:
Walk the turf and make observations
Grid up and draw out
Create basic but elegant hand lettering
Draw decorative compass roses to complete your map

Please bring a notepad (or equivalent), a pencil, a ruler and clothing appropriate for taking a short walk outside.

Then stay and enjoy The Long View exhibition in the gallery.


ONCA Gallery
14 St George’s Place
E Sussex

Telephone: 01273 607101

See you there!


  1. Anna - reply

    When is your next workshop? I’m thinking it could be a present for my husband for his birthday- he would love that!

    • Helen Cann - reply

      Hi Anna,
      That’s a great idea but I don’t know when there’ll be another workshop at present. It really depends when galleries and museums book me in. I can keep you on a mailing list and message if you’d like though (just let me know). Otherwise, I’ll post upcoming workshops on my news page here…
      With best wishes,

  2. Anna - reply

    Yes please to the mailing list! Will cross my fingers it will be soon, your maps are lovely

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