Sketching is immediate and accessible, offering a creative outlet for everyone and opportunities for enormous personal enrichment. I believe everybody can draw and aim to inspire as many people as possible to carry a sketchbook.

I offer workshops and activities for both the classroom and an outdoor environment, which are suitable for adults, schools and community groups. I have been leading these events for 15 years, throughout the UK and internationally. I cater for all different levels of abilities.

Workshops and SketchWalks

I offer empowerment workshops for beginners, as well as urban-sketching events for those with more experience. My SketchWalks are a perfect for both community groups and schools. Events can be either a full or half day.
Note: art materials are not supplied (see resource notes against specific event below)


Fees vary. They depend on the nature of the work and on how far I need to travel. Please email me via the ‘Contact’ page, to discuss details.

Please note: I do not take half-day bookings outside of Sheffield, where I am based, but am happy to help you put together a day combining activities.


  • “Wow, what an amazing day with Lynne! The pupils enjoyed every minute of it (so did the staff!). The drawing workshop was fantastic and so informative. Lynne was great with the pupils too, always answering questions or giving advice on their drawings. I cannot recommend Lynne enough, as the day was just brilliant and she was so accommodating before, during and after the event.”
    Tettenhall College – Debbie Liddle 2016

  • “Lynne is a super energetic, inspiring and talented teacher as well as illustrator / writer. I can’t recommend her enough!”
    UCLan Publishing schools event 2016

  • “A huge thank you Lynne for giving us such a fabulous day. You have entertained and inspired us all, and we hope that you will come back to visit us soon! Thank you! “
    Worksop College Prep School 2016

  • “Everyone went away bubbling and buzzing. I think the general consensus was “We love Lynne!” Your workshops were spot on and I think everyone felt privileged to have time to chat with such a passionate and experienced illustrator – and such an inspiring and generous person!
    SCBWI Weekend Retreat 2015

  • “Lynne Chapman’s watercolour sketching workshop was the making of the weekend for me!”
    SCBWI Weekend Retreat 2015